Saturday, February 9, 2008

4/19: DIWANG PINAY: Rise, Woman, RISE!


Diwang Pinay 2008: Rise, Woman, RISE!
Saturday, April 19, 2008 @ 7 pm to 10 pm
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
NYC, NY 10012

***Take the subway to West 4thm then, walk east along West 4th Street, toward Washington Square Park.


Pinay performers and artist you know and love!
Line up announcement soon! :)

Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment will celebrate its first anniversary! Please join the women of FiRE for a showcase and silent auction of Pinay artists!

Diwang Pinay ("Spirit of the Filipina") is an annual performance and silent auction in New York City showcasing Filipina/ Filipina-American performers, writers, and visual artists. Diwang Pinay promotes the work of Pinay artists everywhere AND represent the expanding cultural backbone of the Filipina diaspora. This FiRE event is one of the few venues solely dedicated to providing Filipinas and Filipina-Americans a platform to display their triumphs and struggles through art, linking history to the narrative of today's Filipina.

April 19, 2008 will mark the first of the annual Diwang Pinay series, and in 2008, calls attention to the human rights violations that run rampant in the Philippines. The toll of women community leaders who are murdered or disappear continue to rise, which has prompted FiRE to create this artistic venue featuring singer/songwriters, performers, and visual artists in order to draw attention to the hostile climate which women organizers face today, and the culture of resistance that triumphantly surfaces during these times.

Performance slots and artist auction submissions are still open until March 15! Please contact Melanie or Hanalei at . For more information, please visit us at !

**Many thanks to Sammi Smith who donated her time and talent for the Diwang Pinay logo and flyer!