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Rock the Balut! Mobilizing the New Majority
Sat, April 30, 2016, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
Join Filipino Advocates for Justice (FAJ) to celebrate Rock the *Balut! Mobilizing the New Majority our 43rd anniversary. With the theme of mobilizing our share of the new majority, this year’s annual event kicks off FAJ's 2016 election work.
Our featured speaker is Steve Phillips, Founder and Chairman of PowerPac+ and bestselling author of the game changing Brown is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Created a New American Majority. In it, he delivers a compelling call to action to the progressive community citing the crucial need to mobilize the growing populations of people of color.
We will also honor the voter mobilization leadership of:
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), APALA Executive Director, Gregory Cendana, and
Oakland Rising, a grassroots civic engagement and voter mobilization organization fighting for healthy and stable communities, safer neighborhoods and jobs for all.
Aparna Shah, Executive Director of Mobilize the Immigrant Vote, will serve as our emcee.
Live music and performances, including local, award-winning band, MAD NOISE
Delicious dinner prepared by local chef, Dominic Ainza
Voter engagement and mobilization efforts
Interactive games and booths
Ad space and event sponsorship opportunities still available!
Please contact Judith at (510) 465-9876 or visit www.filipinos4justice.org.
Discounts available to youth and students, no one turned away for lack of funds. Please inquire.
Interested in volunteering? Let us know at: http://goo.gl/forms/YMFnHao0GI
The 2016 elections are upon us. Now is the time to grow a multi-racial coalition of progressive advocates to make sure that all communities have a voice in the political process. Filipinos are quickly becoming an active constituent in the democratic process with the potential for more growth. In CA, not only are there currently more than 370,000 Filipino registered voters, but Filipinos are also the largest immigrant group after Latinos, and in 2013 were nearly 40% of immigrants eligible to apply for naturalization, a precursor to voter registration. Learn more, join our efforts and celebrate with us!
* Balut is a popular Filipino delicacy and a pun on the word “ballot”
5:00 PM – Dinner, interactive entertainment, & networking
6:00 PM – “Rock the Balut”! share highlights about Filipino electorate
6:20 PM – Steve Phillips, Founder, PowerPAC+
6:40 PM – Presentation of awards to the following esteemed guests and partner organizations:
- Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
- Oakland Rising
6:50 PM – Youth performance
7:00 PM – Presentation of the following awards to youth leaders
- Soledad Fernandez Scholarship
- Monica Weiss Never Give Up Award/Fellowship
7:20 PM – Performance by MAD NOISE
8:00 PM - Closing
DIRECTIONS / PARKING INFORMATION:
OACC is conveniently located a short walk from the 12th Street BART Station.
Parking in the lower garage at the OACC plaza is $2 after 5PM! If you are arriving before then, guests are encouraged to park on the street and then move to the garage after 5PM.
More information about directions and parking: http://oacc.cc/directions/