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The Association of Filipinas, Feminists Fighting Imperialism, Re-feudalization, and Marginalization (AF3IRM), is a national organization of women engaged in transnational feminist, anti-imperialist activism. AF3IRM is committed to militant movement-building from the United States and effects change through grassroots organizing, trans-ethnic alliance-building, education, advocacy and direct action.

Full-Line Up Announced for AF3IRM’s Trans-ethnic Commemorationof  IWD 100th Anniversary and Women’s History Month

NEW YORK:  With Leilani Montes (Guatemalan-Mexican) and Ninotchka Rosca (Filipina) as curators, the multi-layered art show ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES: Women’s Experience of Migration Under Globalization brings together the aesthetics and community engagement of eleven (11) visual artists, one performance artist, one filmmaker and one writer in an unprecedented trans-ethnic event. 

Opening reception will be on March 17, 2011, 7 pm, at the Project Reach, 4th Floor Gallery, 39 Eldridge Street, Manhattan, New York City, NY 10002.  Thereafter, viewing hours will be from 1:00-5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  Viewing outside these hours can be arranged by calling Project Reach at 1-212-966-4227.  

Twelve of the participating artists are:             

 ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES also incorporates two special offerings:  a one-woman performance by Yadira De La Riva (Mexican) of her play One Journey about life on the US-Mexico border; and a Poets & Artists Panel which will address and respond to exhibit viewers.  Tickets to the play, which is scheduled for Friday, March 18th, 7 pm, are $9 each and will be available at the opening reception. 

The artists are backed in this endeavor by the multi-ethnic members of AF3IRM NY/NJ and the show is co-sponsored by Zero Capital and other groups. 

ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES conveys the message that migration is not simply a legal, labor, procedural or policy issue; it is a life-changing experience for the im/migrants and their children. 

Curator Leilani Montes is a filmmaker-videographer-photographer while Curator Ninotchka Rosca (  is a writer who works in a multiplicity of literary genres and in journalism.  Ms. Montes will be setting up a video installation while some of Ms. Rosca’s works will be offered for sale.

 Donations in cash and kind (wine, food, etc.) are welcome as are volunteers for the event.  Please contact AF3IRM at 1-212-726-2254 for these and other inquiries. 

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