Diwang Pinay 2008: Rise, Woman, RISE!
Saturday, April 19, 2008 doors open @ 7 pm
Judson Memorial Church (bet. Thompson and Sullivan Streets)
55 Washington Square South, NYC, NY 10012
ALL AGES WELCOME! $5 for Youth (18 and under)/ $10 Regular
Child Care Available! Please inquire: (925) 726-5768
FEATURING THE FOLLOWING PINAY ARTISTS:
Fly Lady Di
DJ Vettie Vette
...and many more
check www.firenyc.org for frequent updates!
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 represents 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.
Please join the women of FiRE for a night of PINAY artists showcasing their talents, and stay a little bit longer to celebrate ONE YEAR of Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment organizing in the New York City area!