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January 9, 2017

ADVISORY FOR JANUARY 12, 2016

Media Contact: Naomi Leilani Salcedo     

E: Nsalcedo@afirechicago.org

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New Illinois Law “Sweeps Away Exploitation” for State’s 35,000+ Domestic Workers

What: Press conference and “Sweep Away Exploitation” Rally of...

Luwalhati is a 72-year old Filipino mother who is working as a live-in caregiver in the suburbs of Chicago. She takes care of an elderly American couple inflicted with serious medical conditions affecting their mobility. She has been giving them care for over six years...

December 20, 2016

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On December 10, nearly 70 community members gathered in commemoration of International Human Rights Day, the day on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

The forum was...

December 8, 2016

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As a new presidential administration approaches, fear and hopelessness continue to rise among marginalized people of color.  Many within the Filipino immigrant and working class community seek answers to what a future under Presid...

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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