Author Archives: Pro-People Youth

17th Annual Justice for Filipino American Veterans March

On Veterans Day, November 11th, over 300 marchers and thousands of spectators concluded the 17th Annual Justice for Filipino Veterans (JFAV) March in Hollywood, CA. With previous mobilizations in Historic Filipinotown 2001-2008 and Downtown Los Angeles 2009-2011, this march is the sixth time in its history to reach a wider audience in the entertainment capital […]

#DefendDACA in Los Angeles: Immigrant Rights are Human Rights

In a recent pattern of executive orders, U.S. President Trump calls for the abrupt end to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an immigration program that has protected 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation for the last five years. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) states, “Individuals who receive deferred action will not be […]

Justice for Kian: Stop Extrajudicial Killings

August 26, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reference, Kabataang maka-Bayan (KmB / Pro-People Youth) LA@propeopleyouth.com Propeopleyouth.com Kabataang maka-Bayan or KmB / Pro-People Youth strongly condemns the use of state-sanctioned violence against the people of the Philippines. Extrajudicial killings are a blatant violation of human rights and due process of the law. As a progressive youth organization, […]

Why Culturally Relevant Education Matters

Pilipinx Visibility Week 2017 This year’s #PilipinxVisibilityWeek began on April 9th, the 75th anniversary of the Bataan Death March. The week was full of events on nine different college campuses around Southern California educating their fellow students about Filipino culture, contextualizing our place in the political climate, and proclaiming the necessity of learning about our […]