Filipino Migrant Center Holds 4th General Assembly and Annual Dinner Celebration

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The Filipino Migrant Center (FMC) will be holding its 4th Annual General Assembly and Dinner Celebration on Saturday, June 28, 2014, marking its fourth year of serving and organizing low-income Filipino youth and workers in Southern California. The event will be held at St. Cyprian Catholic Church Social Hall in Long Beach.

The General Assembly will gather FMC members and affiliated organizations to discuss and unite on the organization’s issue priorities and program of action for the year 2014-2015, and approve its Board of Directors. Later in the evening, FMC members will be joined by supporters, allied organizations, family and friends for its annual dinner to celebrate the progress and accomplishments of FMC in all the aspects of its work for the past year, and recognize individuals and partners who have helped to carry out the mission of the organization.

Faith leader and firm advocate for a humane and just immigration reform, Bishop Minerva Carcaño of the California-Pacific United Methodist Church and Charito Ramos, a worker leader and labor trafficking survivor are among the four honorees who have courageously contributed to advancing the rights of undocumented immigrants and workers. Bishop Oscar Solis of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles will deliver the keynote message for the evening’s dinner.

The theme of this year’s Assembly and Dinner is linked to FMC’s new major campaign to educate, organize and unite low-wage workers, community members and leaders to confront the problem of wage theft, which has become a growing issue among Filipino workers since the organization first opened its doors. FMC spearheaded the formation of a Coalition in Long Beach earlier this year to function as the machinery for the campaign and is in close partnership with the Los Angeles Wage Theft Coalition. The theme also serves as an invitation to the larger Filipino community to support FMC’s efforts to build the strength and capacity of the most oppressed members of our community to organize and improve their working and living conditions.

For community members interested in attending the Dinner Celebration or supporting FMC by making a financial contribution, please email or call (562) 438-9515.

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