#JustPeacePH Peace Tour 2017 Events Across the U.S.

The JustPeacePH Peace Tour 2017 is an educational speaking tour that aims to promote grassroots movements for peace with justice and to gain support for the peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines.

Featuring four speakers:

Dulphing Ogan, Secretary General of Kalumaran (Kusog sa Katawhang Lumad sa Mindanao),

Edre Olalia, Legal Consultant of the Peace Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in the peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the NDFP and President of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers;

Tinay Palabay, Secretary General oKARAPATAN Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights;

Josephine Pagalan of Kasalo Caraga.

Experts in the historic social, economic and political issues which have given rise to the civil war in the Philippines, the esteemed guests will speak to US audiences about the history, content, and significance of the peace negotiations and the Filipino people’s struggle for a just peace. They will specifically highlight the content of the Comprehensive Agreement on Social and Economic Reforms (CASER), which is the agenda item currently being negotiated and which gets at the meat of the issues which must be resolved by the NDFP and GRP.

New York/New Jersey

April 18th, 10 AM – Voices for Peace: a briefing on indigenous peoples and peace

April 18th, 6:30 PM – The Struggle for Peace in the Philippines Forum

April 19th, 6:30 PM – Beyond the Drug War: The Struggle for Peace and Human Rights in the Philippines


Washington D.C.

April 21st, 6PM – Advance the People’s Aspiration for a Just Peace

Washington Peace Center Event

1525 Newton St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20010


April 22, 1:45PM – “RISE & REBUILD: Confronting the Root of the Armed Conflict in the Philippines”

Location: PENTAGON 1 & 2, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington, D.C. – Crystal City , 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA


Northern California

April 25, 6:00PM – Peace Tour 2017: Bay Area

A Peoples’ Movement for a Just Peace:  Understanding the Root Causes of the Armed Conflict in the Philippines

First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison St., Oakland, California 94612


Southern California

April 27th –  Living Faith, Seeking Justice, Pursuing Peace – (Cal-Pac Taskforce Philippines and ICHRP SoCal)

4101 Rosewood Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90004

April 28th – Rise for Peace in the Philippines!  Down with U.S. War Machine!

3435 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

April 29th –  Lakad 5k for Peace Walk-a-Thon and Fundraiser

104 Berkshire Pl, La Canada Flintridge, CA

Seattle & Portland:

May 1st March and Rally
12pm, ILPS Contingent Rally
2pm, Rally at Fisher Green Stage (305 Harrison St.)
The Hillman City Collaboratory
5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98118

Chicago & St. Paul:

Room 161, De Paul University
2320 N. Kenmore Avenue, Chicago IL, 60614
May 4, Thursday
Lech Walesa Lecture Hall, Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. St Louis Avenue, Chicago IL 60625
PAEC, United Church of Christ
3533 N. Albany Avenue, Chicago IL 60618
Corboy Law Center, Room 305, Loyola University
25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago IL 60611