Haiyan 2 Years Later: Environmental & Social Justice in the Philippines

Sunday, Nov 8, 5 – 7:30pm @ Filipino Food & Bakery (2852 Main St, San Diego, CA 92113)

Two years after the destruction of Haiyan, another devastating storm has hit the Philippines, Typhoon Koppu. How much have the areas most touched in 2013 been able to rebuild and handle yet another onslaught? How do greater issues of environmental justice, governmental corruption, capitalist penetration, and lingering neocolonialism profoundly hinder people-centered recovery in the islands? Ultimately, how are larger questions of social justice, including the marginalization of indigenous populations, deeply linked to the environmental disasters of the Philippines?

Please join us for an evening that takes a close and critical look at the islands two years later with report backs from local community members who have just returned from an exposure mission in the areas heaily affected by Haiyan. We’ll also honor the lives loss with cultural performances and raise funds for both the victims of Haiyan and now Koppu. Your attendance and generous donations are deeply appreciated. This event is part of the national day of action organized by the Kapit Bisig Kabataan Network.

*Participating organizations include: the Kuya Ate Mentorship Program, AnakBayan San Diego, and San Diego 350.