Happy Hour Fundraiser for Prince George’s Co. International Teachers

TIME  Friday, September 30 · 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Local 16 DC
1602 U Street, NW 20009
Washington, DC

Hosted by: Katarungan: Center for Peace, Justice, and Human Rights in the Philippines

*No Cover, Suggested sliding scale donation of $5-$20. Proceeds will go to Pilipino Education Network (PEN)

**HH Specials are from 5p.m. to 8p.m., including $5 on draft, $5 cocktails/martinis, $5 Pizza, see menu online for details

**Spread the Word! This event is open to the public, so please feel free to invite colleagues & friends! Attend the HH at Local 16 to learn how you can support our educators =) See you then!

The Pilipino Educators Network (PEN) is a dynamic alliance of Filipino educators in Prince George’s County geared towards the advancement of professional excellence and advocacy of Filipino heritage.

As a local teachers support network in Prince George’s County, PEN has been activelyinvolved in mobilization efforts in order to provide support for international teachers who are currently unemployed or face unemployment due to the recently proposed settlement between Prince George’s Co. Public Schools & the Dept. of Labor (see article link for further details, http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/whd/whd20110357.htm)

Photo Credit: Paul i. Tañedo, Copyright 2011

In order to help teachers and their families through thesestruggles, PEN’s leadership and task forces have set up town hall meetings, collaborated with the teacher’s labor union, helped organized legal clinics, mobilized pickets, and networked with community groups as well as the Philippine Embassy in order to help protect the rights and welfare for Prince George’s County International teachers and their families. They have worked tirelessly to advocate for the voice of many.

Join us in supporting PEN & the Prince George’s County International Teachers!

For more information regarding PEN & Justice for Prince George’s County International Teachers, please visit the website at www.pen-usa.org