Dear Sisters, Kasamas, Supporters, and Allies:
In two weeks, Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment TURNS 5 YEARS OLD!!! Please join us on April 14 as we celebrate our 5th YEAR of serving the people! In that short time, we’ve grown exponentially, and continue to be the only women’s organization in NYC proudly representing the National Democratic Movement of the Philippines. We are excited to share this milestone with our community, and want to maximize YOUR PARTICIPATION in this accomplihment!
Wherever you are, please help us celebrate FiRE’s 5th Anniversary by:
CREATING A VIDEO GREETING. (up to 3 minutes) For individuals and organizations alike! Need ideas? Easy. Let us know why you support FiRE. Talk about the impact FiRE has in the community. Let us know why you appreciate our local, national, and international work. Hold up your banner at your next meeting, and have your organization send us your well-wish! Sing us a song! Bake us a cake! Read us a poem! BAGSAK FOR US! The possibilities are endless…
Upload your video (up to 3 minutes) to YouTube or Vimeo, and tag with #FIREis5, #FIRENYC, and #GABRIELAUSA . Send your video link in an email with the subject header: “FIREis5” to Hanalei ( han alei [at] gm ail. c om , no spaces ) by Friday, 4/13. Multiple submissions are fine, just send us all the links.
SENDING A SOLIDARITY STATEMENT. No video, no problem! We’d love our kasama organizations and community partners to send their written greetings for our website! Photos are fine, too. Send it in an email with the subject header: “FIREis5” to Hanalei ( han alei [at] gm ail. c om , no spaces) by Friday, 4/13.
SHARING YOUR GREETING. Let’s trend together! Once you create it, please post your statement or video on your website, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, and wherever else you’re connected by Saturday, April 14th! Mention us on your Twitter or Facebook status on our birthday, and we’ll also reblog you.
Everything will be posted on our website( www.firenyc.org ), and video may be shown at FiRE’s 5th Anniversary Brunch on Saturday, April 14 at Ugly Kitchen in NYC. If you’re local, some tickets are still available, so buy yours OR sponsor a ticket today!
In advance, thank you so much for helping us extend the reach of our organization! It has been an absolute honor to serve our community, and to witness such tremendous growth and change in such little time. We look forward to many more years of serving with you, and together, creating the conditions for the genuine liberation of the Filipino people.