Saturday, March 24, 2007

Contact Us!

About FiRE!

Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE) is a mass based women’s organization serving New York City and its surrounding areas. We are dedicated to global and local Filipina and Filipina American issues. We believe that class oppression is inextricable to the struggle of women; therefore we support and create women’s initiatives by fostering leadership, building alliances and mobilizing our immigrant and native-born community through critical education and learning. We are an anti-imperialist formation working in solidarity with the National Democratic movement of the Philippines. We connect the Filipino diaspora to the women’s struggle in the Philippines by organizing across class, gender, sexual identity, and age lines. Bringing woman-born and woman-identified people together, we challenge pervading stereotypes by creating self-defined Filipina identities.

FiRE can be reached at the following email:

Meet FiRE's Executive Committee! (2007-2008)
Secretary General – Valerie Francisco
Organizational Development Director – Hanalei Ramos
Educational Discussion Director – Kimmie David
Mass Campaign Coordinator –

Other Founding Members:
Robin Castel
Charlene Morales
Sandra Panopio

• General Assembly meetings are on every second Wednesday of the month.
• Executive Council Meetings are on every fourth Wednesday of the month.
• Educational Discussions (EDs) occur monthly and vary by topic. Please check our blog frequently to receive updates.
• Pinay Brunch happens one weekend a month. Please visit the official site at
• The Young Women's Resource Academy meets every other Friday at Philippine Forum.

Philippine Forum:
54-05 Seabury Street, Elmhurst, New York 11373.
To get to the Philippine Forum office, take the V, G and R trains to Grand Avenue/Newtown Station in Elmhurst, Queens. Exit on Southside of Queens Boulevard . Walk towards 54th Avenue and turn left on Seabury St . Take the side entrance to the First Presbyterian Church of Newtown.

Summer Screening Series
@ the International Action Center
39 W 14th St (Between 5th and 6th Aves.)
New York, NY 10011
(212) 633-6646