Bugas Dili Bala: A Report Back


Bugas Dili Bala (Rice Not Bullets)

Last summer, members of GABRIELA NY and NYCHRP participated on an exposure trip to the Philippines and integrated with various people’s rights, women, indigenous, and peasant organizations and communities, attended the International Conference for People’s Rights in the Philippines (ICPRP), and went on various International Solidarity Missions throughout Mindanao, allowing them to experience the concrete conditions of local communities in the Philippines and the people’s movements working to address them. Come learn more about the national democratic movement of the Philippines from their first-hand accounts!

This event is in collaboration with artist, Jevijoe Vitug, who is currently an artist in residence at Flux Factory from January-March 2017.

Jevijoe Vitug will be presenting an exhibition titled: Exposure – a new series of painting, socially engaged projects and works in progress. Exposure of identity, migrant labour and the American Dream – as illusion or reality for immigrants are the concepts that Vitug investigates in his current practice. For this exhibition, Vitug will demonstrate 3D participatory paintings made of fluorescent paint on drop cloth canvas and found materials, audience are invited to participate using 3D glasses and ultraviolet flashlights.

  • DateJanuary 12, 2017
  • When6:30PM – 9:30PM
  • Where: Flux Factory, 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
    • 7, N, and Q trains to Queensboro Plaza
    • E, M, and R trains to Queens Plaza
    • N and Q trains to 39th Ave
    • F train 21st St. Queensbridge

Report back program begins at 7:30pm / Potluck Dinner & Artist Reception begins at 6:30pm. FREE entry. Please bring food or drinks to the potluck to share!