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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"Diwang Pinay"--Play about Filipino immigrant women in NYC

An upcoming event from one of our own...This is a play our own Valerie Francisco helped produce from her dissertation interviews; it is a collaboration between Kabalikat Domestic Workers Support Network, an organization of Filipino immigrant women working as domestics in NYC and Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE). The play is about the lives of Filipino immigrant women in NYC, their journey, their hardships and how they survive. It should be a great production.  Buy your tickets now!!!

Save the Date, 4 SHOWS TOTAL:
  • Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 2pm matinee and 7pm and
  • March 13, 2011 - 2pm matinee and 7pm
DIWANG PINAY: Kasaysayan sa Likod ng Babaeng Manggagawa The Story Behind the Woman Worker

Hunter College-Lang Recital Hall
Hunter College-Lang Recital Hall
695 Park Ave.
New York, NY.10065

Since February 2010, a group of Filipino women across generations, both age and migration, have gathered weekly to create an original staged play about migration, family and resilience. Diwang Pinay follows the story of Maria, a domestic worker in the NYC area who left the Philippines to support her family by migrating only to face challenges in a new city and figure out a way to survive. See the world through her eyes as a migrant and mother.

The process of creating this original work has bestowed a multigenerational group of Filipinas, immigrant and American-born, a unique experience to write, produce and direct stories about the lives of Filipino domestic workers living and working in New York City. This production is a collaboration between Kabalikat Domestic Worker Support Network, a program of the Philippine Forum and Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE)-Gabriela USA.
Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE) is a mass-based women's organization serving New York City and its surrounding areas. We connect the Filipino diaspora to the women's struggle in the Philippines. We are women of Philippine descent, including those who are migrants, immigrants and US-born. We recognize Filipino women of mixed heritage and adoptees. FiRE is a LGBTIQ-(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer/Questioning) friendly organization that is inclusive of transgender people of Philippine descent. For more information, please visit

We are a proud member organization of GABRIELA-USA, the first overseas chapter of GABRIELA Philippines, with babae in San Francisco, Pinay Sa Seattle in Seattle, WA, and SiGAw in Los Angeles, CA.
FiRE is a member of BAYAN-USA, an alliance of progressive Filipino groups in the U.S. representing organizations of students, scholars, women, workers, and youth. To learn more about BAYAN, please visit

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