Isis International Philippines (Marunong St., Barangay Central, Quezon City), Quezon City, Philippines
Ladlad most graciously said that we'll combine parties! So yehey! See you all at the Isis Int'l house, Marunong St., Barangay Central, Diliman, Quezon City!
The Philippine LGBT Hate Crime Watch (PLHCW, http://thephilippinelgbthatecrimewatch.blogspot.com/) has grown exponentially since May of this year. And I believe its success is very much due to its open, democratic and free-flowing group structure that is designed to encourage more liberal, progressive, and human rights-oriented individuals and organizations to come and join the activism. Eager to mold more pro-LGBT activists, PLHCW members who have attended the last meet-up agreed to design future meet-ups as a form of informal peer education events on international human rights frameworks and other activism skills and concepts essential to any activist for LGBT Human Rights. We recognize that the key to the evolution of pro-LGBT activism is cooperation and mutual empowerment. For if we wish to shape the Philippines into an LGBT-accepting society where no hate crimes occur, we must pool our strengths and resources to create generations upon generations of activists that will usher this change.
Along with the expansion and holistic education of our membership, we will continue to monitor mass media reports and personal accounts of hate crimes that target LGBT persons in the Philippines. We will also strive to innovate our monitoring and research document to include hate incidences while devising feasible means to gather first-hand data on hate crimes and incidences.
To ensure that the trajectory of our activism remains within this comprehensive and community-based spirit, I am inviting all of you to our very first Potluck Planning Party and Meet-up which will be held along with Ladlad's Party at Isis! Let us give shape to our organization's goals for 2012 and have fun while doing it. Bring whatever food and drinks you can afford. I'll prepare my own stuff too!