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We stand for a just and humane world, where social, political and economic rights are respected and not violated; where relationships are based on equality, fairness and justice, and not on exploitation, domination and oppression;
We believe in diversity in society, where people from different cultures treat each other with respect and not with prejudice; where different communities live side by side and work hand in hand in making this world a better place to live in; where individuals can realize their full human potential regardless of race, religion, nationality, color, creed or gender.
We envision Filipinos and Filipino Americans as responsible and productive members of society, contributing to the collective effort to attain a just and humane society.
The Philippine Forum strives to make Filipinos and Filipino Americans aware of their roots, conscious of their rights, and cognizant of their responsibilities as members of both the American and Philippine societies and as citizens of the global community.
We endeavor to enhance the Filipino community's capacity to become actively involved in the overall effort to effect meaningful changes in society
To initiate and support efforts by Filipinos in the US, especially the youth, that aim to provide a deeper understanding of their cultural roots and identity as Filipinos and Filipino Americans; To promote activities that will help the Filipino community acquire a better appreciation of the roots of Filipino Diaspora or migration to the US;
To create opportunities wherein the Filipino community can keep abreast with developments in and reconnect with their country of origin; To assist Filipinos, especially the newly arrived, in knowing their rights as immigrants and as workers, and to help them enhance their capacity to assert these rights; To help the Filipino youth realize their full potential to become active and responsible leaders and members of the Filipino-American community and of the American society; To develop and encourage initiatives from the Filipino community that mutually benefit both the Filipino community and the American society;
To initiate and support efforts aimed at providing opportunities for Filipino groups to come together in a grand fellowship and share a common vision; To provide opportunities for Filipinos to express solidarity with people from other cultures and work with them towards a more equitable and just society
The Philippine Forum is a not-for-profit organization based in Queens, New York providing training, education and other services and resources to Filipino immigrants in the United States. It was born out of the need to address the long unresolved problems brought about by the Filipino Diaspora to the US that started at the turn of the 1900's.
The Philippine Forum strives to make Filipinos and Filipino Americans aware of their roots, conscious of their rights and cognizant of their responsibilities as members of both the American and the Philippine societies and as citizens of the global community.
WE endeavor to enhance the Filipino community's capacity to become actively involved in the overall effort to effect meaningful changes in the society.
The Bayanihan Community Center
Nestled in the heart of the Filipino community in Woodside, Queens, the Bayanihan Filipino Community Center is a project of the Philippine Forum. The center is the hub or activities for a number f other Filipino organizations and projects including the domestic support group known as Kabalikat, the Fil-Am youth alliance SANDIWA, Ford foundation funded YEHEY (Young Educators for the Health and Empowerment of the Youth), Samahan Sports Program, The Filipino Worker's Center, The Carlos Bulosan Heritage Center, and the Philippine Studies Program.
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