JULY 20, 2015, Monday, 4-6pm
UP College of Mass Communication Auditorium
Diliman, Quezon City
A week before President Benigno S. Aquino III’s last State of the Nation Address (SONA), Luisita Watch will mount a solidarity event and media conference on the state of agrarian reform in Hacienda Luisita on July 20 (Monday), 4-6pm at the UP College of Mass Communication Auditorium in Diliman, Quezon City.
To speak on the conditions of agricultural workers in Hacienda Luisita are resource persons from the Alyansa ng mga Manggagawang Bukid sa Asyenda Luisita (AMBALA), Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) and the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP). Dean Roland Tolentino of the UP College of Mass Communication and Ronalyn Olea of Bulatlat.com will also share their thoughts on the state of Hacienda Luisita under Aquino.
Short videos from Tudla Productions, Bulatlat.com and Molotov Pilipinas, and performances from the KM 64 Poetry Collective, General Strike, and friends of Luisita Watch will be featured in the program.
This will also be a fund-raising activity for the farmworkers’ campaigns, legal defense and land cultivation project bungkalan. Luisita farmers’ black rice champorado will be served for P100, P500 and P1,000 donations.
For inquiries, and for guests who wish to share songs, poetry and other performances, please feel free to contact us at (02)7992009, 09166114181 (Gi) or send us a personal message through the Luisita Watch facebook account.