EVENT DATE: Mar 23, 2014
We are group of bay-area Filipino-Americans and allies who believe in community resilience and climate justice. We are running in the Oakland Running Festival to raise funds for two incredible organizations:
- Filipino/American Coalition for Environmental Solidarity (FACES)
- Transnational Institute for Grassroots Research and Action (TIGRA)
The devastating impact of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) is still present in our minds and heavy in our hearts. Climate change is happening, and will continue to impact vulnerable communities, like the Philippines. While the rebuilding and recovery efforts continue, long-term solutions must also be sought to strengthen community resilience, and to achieve climate justice.
- FACES has launched a climate justice campaign to connect organizations in California to organizations in the Philippines to develop climate resilience programs.
- TIGRA has been partnering with grassroots organizations in the devastated areas, and will host a Relief and Resiliency Summer Tour to witness the rebuilding and work alongside the impacted communities.
Join us in supporting these awesome organizations!
(Donations will go directly to FACES, but will be split between FACES and TIGRA. Both organizations are registered 501c3.)