Raised Pinay and Presidential Forum Coming Your Way
New York City — The celebration of March as international women’s month continues to be vibrant on its last week with two important events for women and politics taking place at the Philippine Consulate on 5th Avenue.
A public forum jointly organized by the Philippine Consulate General and the Fil-Am Press Club of NY will be held on March 30 Wednesday at 6:30 in the evening. This will be at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center.
Dubbed as the ‘Know Your Candidates’ Forum, the public will get to know the Philippine presidential candidates running in the May 9, 2016 elections. A panel discussion and debate will feature community leaders who know them well and who will articulate where the candidates stand on key issues.
On the panel are Jesse Arteche for Vice President Jojo Binay, Art Garcia for Senator Grace Poe, Sani Guillena for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, and Loida Nicolas Lewis for Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas.
OSM! executive editor and FAPCNY board member Marivir Montebon will host the forum.
On Thursday, March 31, “Raised Pinay” will open at the Kalayaan Hall at 7PM. This community-centered benefit production is based on original stories and performances by an all-Pilipina cast. Jana Lynne Umipig of The Journey of a Brown Girl (2014) directs the show which is produced by Justine Fonte and Rachelle Peraz Ocampo (Board of Directors Roots of Health).
The production is in partnership with the Pilipino American Unity for Progress (UniPro), International Filipino Association at NYU, Philippine Consulate General, New York, Synergy Production & Marketing Inc., Ugly Kitchen and VC Eats.
Through original story submissions, Raised Pinay was mounted in a play with an all-Pinay cast that will perform the process of personal and cultural identity. Proceeds for this event will benefit Roots of Health, a 501c3 organization providing free reproductive clinical and educational services to wom*n and girls in Puerto Princesa, Palawan (http://rootsofhealth.org/).
Silent Art (and other) Auction will take place for each of the three shows.
The other two shows will be at the
NYU Kimmel Center 905 –
60 Washington Sq. South
Matinee Show – Saturday April 2 – 1pm Reception, 2pm Show
Tickets are available online AND at the door ($10 service fee at the door)
Saturday April 2 – 6pm Reception, 7pm Show:
NYU Palladum Hall
(140 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003)
Tickets are available online AND at the door with $10 service fee.
(Featured photo shows the cast and sponsors of Raised Pinay. Photo by Grace Labaguis)
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