Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment- GABRIELA USA
invites you for an evening (or afternoon) of compelling theatre!
DIWANG PINAY 2013:
Labanan ang Pang-aapi sa Ating mga Makabagong Bayani
(Resist the Enslavement of Our Modern Heroes)
Diwang Pinay is a performance based on the true stories of four women who have survived labor trafficking. Like thousands of other overseas Filipino workers, landlessness, joblessness, contractualization and meager wages forced them to leave the Philippines to find work abroad.
Recruited through an employment agency, the women signed labor contracts with the promise of the American dream and an end to their hardships back home only to find themselves commodities in a labor export system and pawns in a labor trafficking scheme, which they struggle against and resist to this day.
This original production is a program of Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE)-GABRIELA USA and is in support of the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns’ Stop Trafficking Our People campaign.
Friday, May 17th at 8pm
Saturday, May 18th at 8pm
Sunday, May 19th at 3pm
WOW Café Theatre
59-61 East 4th Street, 4th Floor, between Bowery and 2nd Avenue, Manhattan
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