As we begin a new year, FiRE would like to THANK YOU for all of the valuable support that you extend to us in our work and for being a part of our community. Some of our 2011 successes include collaborating with KABALIKAT Domestic Workers Support Network for the first time in our organizational history to present Diwang Pinay: The Story Behind the Migrant Woman Worker as a full length, original stage production. In the summer, FiRE members traveled to the Philippines for our annual exposure program and served as delegates to the International Women’s Alliance 1st General Assembly, the 1st International Conference for Progressive Culture, and the International League of Peoples’ Struggle 4th International Assembly. We are also a new member organization of the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON), mobilizing campaigns against the Labor Export Policy and fighting for the rights of labor trafficking victims. We look forward to 2012 and continuing to serve the people. THANK YOU again for all that you have done for FiRE and the peoples’ struggle. Abante! Babae! Palaban Militante!
With love and struggle,
Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment-GABRIELA USA