Solidarity in Seattle


OUR STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY


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Recent human rights offenses against communities of color in the United States are bringing Americans together again for social justice. The Greater Seattle Chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) recognizes events in Ferguson, MO and Staten Island, NY. The resulting civil disobedience throughout America are a thematic reflection of a continuous history of rightful democratic protest against social injustice.

The Greater Seattle Chapter of FANHS stands ready to gather and record these new events in the civil rights struggle as part of our shared culture and history. We will continue to preserve and present the truth of racial inequality that occurs in American events, such as those experienced presently. It is our continued belief that accurate historical documentation and promotion must occur in the often neglected and maligned narratives of people of color.

The history of the Filipino American community and the African American community share common threads in the continued struggle for freedom, dignity and equality. Through understanding history and using education, the Greater Seattle Chapter of FANHS seeks to enlighten the community and the rest of the United States. Black lives matter, Brown lives matter, all lives matter together.

In Peace and Solidarity,

Greater Seattle Chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society

#FANHSSolidarity

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