POETRY & PROSE WRITERS AND READERS ARE INVITED TO THE
NWU OPEN MIC
209 W. 23rd St., NYC, 3rd Floor Conf. Rm
Sat., February 15, 2014 2-4 PM
For information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Speakers Ninotchka Rosca from the Philippines, Esther Armah from Ghana and London, and Sergio Troncoso from Mexico
A conversation about migration, identity & justice for immigrants. Click here...
A LETTER FROM NWU MEMBER NINOTCHKA ROSCA ON PHILIPPINE DISASTER RELIEF
Sisters and Brothers:
My country of origin, the Philippines, was struck by a super-typhoon that practically decimated 42 areas, killed more than 7,000 people by last count and rendered nearly a million people homeless. My organization and I have been working day and night to gather anything that can provide a measure of relief. The post-disaster picture is not good. In one village, all the men-folk were killed after the women and children were evacuated. With the high rate of unemployment for women, this has left many vulnerable to sex and labor trafficking.