Invitation to Nov 22 Benefit Concert and Nov 23 Torch Parade/Vigil for Ampatuan Massacre Victims

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I just received this via email, so I'm posting it here and maybe there's someone interested to join and cover this event.

November 23 Movement
c/o National Union of Journalists of the Philippines
Media Advisory
22 November 2010 (Monday)


Let us never forget the Ampatuan Massacre, where 58 people were killed, 32 of whom were journalists, in an attempt to stop a political rival’s challenge. Please cover and join these activities and help in intensifying the call for justice:

Monday, November 22

What time: 7 p.m.
Where: Access Point Resto Bar and Grill, #30 Scout Borromeo, Quezon City (near Tomas Morato Ave.-ABS CBN area)
Who: Various artists including the Tropical Depression, Johnoy Danao, Coffee Break Island, Toyo, FMD and Lauren Ozawa, Sidhi, and media bands and poets
• Tickets are sold at PhP 100 (for students) and PhP 250 (for general patronage). Funds raised would be used to continue supporting 86 school-age children whose parents were among those killed in Ampatuan.

Tuesday, November 23

Where and What time:
3:30 p.m. – Assembly in front of UST along Espana Avenue
4 p.m. – Program as people start to assemble
5 p.m. -- March to Mendiola bridge
6 p.m. – Multisectoral program

• Torches and candles would be lit and flowers would be offered in remembering the victims.
• Individuals and groups from all sides are encouraged to join. Bring placards and streamers and wear black shirts with messages denouncing the massacre and demanding for justice to all victims.

We’re reiterating our request to all human rights defenders, journalists and press freedom fighters:

1. Wear BLACK on November 23. Bring umbrellas/hats/jackets as protection in case rain falls as we march.
2. Put black cloth in front of your news rooms and offices.
3. If you are on Facebook, change your profile picture using this icon and use it as long as possible.
4. Help create greater public awareness on the issue by making countdown on your Facebook walls, blogs, newspapers, radio programs and TV news casts of the days since the massacre, the same way we do it for Christmas and other important events.
5. Join other commemoration activities in your area.

End Impunity. Justice Now!

For more information, contact:
Sonny Fernandez, NUJP secretary general (0917) 9181044; Alwyn Alburo, NUJP deputy secretary general (0918) 9213712; Rorie Fajardo, CCJD and NUJP member (0905) 3154986; Melanie Pinlac, CMFR Staff Writer/Alerts Officer (0926) 7378068

The November 23 Movement is a loose coalition of media organizations calling for justice for fellow journalists and other innocent civilians killed in Ampatuan, Maguindanao. Its members include the NUJP, Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists (FFFJ), Center for Community Journalism and Development (CCJD), Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR), Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP), Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), MindaNews, Davao Today, Business World, People’s Journal, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Pinoy Weekly, VERA Files, Southeast Asian Press Alliance, Philippine Human Rights Reporting Project,, and the College Editors’ Guild of the Philippines (CEGP).