Thursday, October 25, 2007

FiRE Reportback @ Brecht Forum!

October 25, 2007- Thursday
8pm @ The Brecht Forum

451 West Street (that's the West Side Highway) between Bank & Bethune Streets

Valerie Francisco from Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE) and Christina Hilo from Anakbayan NY/NJ will be presenting and discussing their past exposure trips to the Philippines and their work among different communities including indigenous, urban poor, and rural areas. They will also be talking about their work with different sectors: youth and students, women, workers, and indigenous peoples.

This is a great opportunity for those who are interested in doing exposure this upcoming summer to get a grasp of the full experience.

F.I.R.E. and Anakbayan NY/NJ are mass organizations under the national alliance of Bayan USA.


A, C, E or L to 14th Street & 8th Ave, walk down 8th Ave. to Bethune, turn right, walk west to the River, turn left

1, 2, 3 or 9 to 14th Street & 7th Ave, get off at south end of station, walk west on 12th Street to 8th Ave. left to Bethune, turn right, walk west to the River, turn left.

PATH Train to Christopher Street north on Greenwich St to Bank Street, left to the river.

#11 or #20 Bus to Abingdon Square, west on Bethune

#14A or #14D Bus to 8th Ave & 14th Street, walk down 8th Ave. and west on Bethune to the river

#8 Bus to 10th & West Streets


From the West Side Highway

Coming from downtown, just take the West Side Highway to our door

Coming from uptown, there is no left turn near Bank and West so you should get off the highway at 14th Street, go one block and turn right on Washington Street, turn right again on 11th Street, go one block back to West Street and turn right. You will be one block below Bank Street.

From interior of Manhattan

Take any Avenue to 11th Street, turn west and drive to the Hudson River, turn right onto West Street, we are one block north.