13th Anniversary of AnakBayan with AB-San Diego and Los Angeles

Anakbayan San Diego and Los Angeles will be celebrating the 13th Anniversary of AnakBayan or N30, Sunday December 4th, 2011 from 3-6pm at Queen Bee’s Art and Cultural Center.

We would like to extend our warmest holiday greetings and invite your organization to share in the celebration. There will be reportbacks on the exposure trips that took place in the Philippines during this past summer and cultural performances.

Our Story:

November 30 (N30) has a historical significance to Filipinos. It was the birth of the worker peasant and young revolutionary Andres Bonifacio, founder of the Katipunan, which led the Philippines first unified armed resistance against the Spanish oppressors.

In 1964 Kabataang Makabayan, a militant youth and student organization was established on November 30 on the 101st Birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio with Jose Maria Sison as the founding Chairman. They recalled Bonifacio’s memory as a firm believer in National Democracy and freedom from foreign domination.

It was not until 1998 that another broad-based youth and student movement for genuine freedom in the Philippines was established. November 30, 1998, over 1200 youth from all over the Philippines and from different youth organizations, held the AnakBayan founding congress at the Tondo Sports Complex. AnakBayan was established to carry forward the ideas of Kabataang Makabayan, to uphold Philippine sovereignty, and to carry forward the unfinished revolution of 1896.

This evening is to commemorate these historical moments of Filipino resistance and celebrate together as a community the continuing struggle for our freedom.

In Solidarity,

Anakbayan San Diego and Los Angeles

LUMALAKAS, LUMALUWAK, LUMALABAN… ANAKBAYAN!

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