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October 24, 2017

On Saturday, October 21, as part of AFIRE's participation in celebrating Filipino American History Month, AFIRE centered its Membership Meeting around the narratives and experiences of Filipino/a/x community.  Recounting our history through contexts such as colonialism...

October 4, 2017

October 4th  kick-started the first of AFIRE's 10 session Tagalog 101 classes for adults.  The class is being taught by Instructors Sally Richmond and Norie Argayoso.  The classes are meant to connect community with a basic understanding of Tagalog, and Filipino c...

September 16, 2017

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(Chicago, IL) -- On Saturday, September 16, AFIRE Chicago facilitated an Immigration Know Your Rights Workshop to talk about current immigration policy, such as the the recent decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arriv...

March 6, 2017

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(Chicago, IL) -- With the news that raids and arrests are more aggressively being pursued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers, many within our Filipino community feel unsafe, and fearful for their lives.  

In resp...

February 20, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR FEBRUARY 25, 2017

Media Contact: Naomi Leilani Salcedo     

E: nsalcedo@afirechicago.org

C: 773-315-0997

What: General membership meeting, orientation and “Know Your Rights” program for                     undocumented immigrants, domestic...

December 5, 2016

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On November 16, AFIRE hosted an Open House to celebrate its transition to the Rizal Center.  But, in the wake of election results, AFIRE made it a priority to instead utilize their space for an evening of solidarity and community...

November 28, 2016

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In October, during Filipino American History Month, AFIRE Chicago launched a membership drive to build its base of domestic workers and advocates for immigrant and workers rights. AFIRE hosted two Usap-Usapan dialogues to discuss...

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