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|Looking Back 36 Years After Martial Law: An Ecumenical Program on Human Rights|
|Date||Thursday September 25|
|Time||5:45 PM - 7:45 PM|
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St. Patrick's Church
756 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA
|sfchrp [at] yahoo.com|
Featuring:Added to the calendar on Thursday Sep 18th, 2008 10:32 PM
Songs by Chat & Pendong Abad, Original members of Asin
Prayers for the Victims of Human Rights Violations (HRV's)
Remembrances of Martial Law Times by Pastor Dave Rodriguez
Testimonials on Current HRV 's from the United Methodist Church Fact Finding Mission Delegates
New Video Interviews with the families of the Desaparecidos (the Disappeared)
Poetry by Professor Joi Barrios & Candle-lighting Ceremony
During the Martial Law days under Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, San Francisco was the center of a broad, international anti-martial law movementand the site of regular protests against the daily slayings and enforced disappearances of those who dared challenge the tyranny of the U.S.-backed Marcos regime.
36 years later, we are witnessing once again hundreds of abductions and extra-judicial killings of social justice advocates, journalists and church leaders who are speaking out against the corruption and repression of the U.S.-backed Arroyo administration.
On the 36th anniversary of the Declaration of Martial Law,
the Filipino community of San Francisco will once again raise its voice in prayer and protest in remembrance of the martyrs of Martial Law and of the thousands of current victims of human rights violations in our homeland.