June 19 – KATARUNGAN: A Forum on the Case of Melissa Roxas and the Human Rights Situation in the Philippines

KATARUNGAN (Justice):
A Forum on the Case of Melissa Roxas and the Human Rights Situation in the Philippines

BAYAN USA, Kalusugan Coalition, and the National Lawyers Guild kindly invite you to meet Melissa Roxas, a Los Angeles-based community health worker who was the first Filipino-American U.S. citizen to fall victim to and survive enforced disappearance and torture by the Philippine military in 2009. The KATARUNGAN forum will explore the current state of human rights in the Philippines; whether Philippine President Benigno "NoyNoy" Aquino III’s administration improved the human rights situation in the Philippines; and Operation Plan Bayanihan, the government-led counter insurgency operations affecting the lives of the Filipino people.

For more information about Melissa Roxas and the human rights situation in the Philippines, please visit: http://justiceformelissa.org/ or join this event on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/428584313831182/

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
6:00 to 8:00 pm

at NYU Langone Medical Center
550 First Avenue (by 33rd St.)
New York, NY 10016

Alumni Hall/Ground Floor/Alumni Hall A
Take 6 train to 33rd St.
MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/DL5F

Hosted by BAYAN-USA
Co-sponsored by Kalusugan Coalition and the National Lawyers’ Guild

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