'Make Love Real' Concert for Human Rights

December 06, 2012

The Cal-Nevada Philippines Solidarity Task Force presents "Make Love Real"  a day of education, art, music and love  on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Lake Park United Methodist Church in Oakland.

At 2 p.m., the Task Force's young adults will host a human rights training for youth and young adults (16 and up) at no cost. Training participants can attend the concert for free.
At 6 p.m., the "Make Love Real" concert, will feature Filipino poet, activist, and musician, Kiwi, the poetry of Joi Barrios, dance and much more.
Participants at the young adult training and all-ages concert will explore the intersection of human rights, faith and spirituality through art, video, and drama. They put love into action by learning about the human rights situation in the Philippines and by reaching out to be in solidarity with Filipino activists.
Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. All proceeds go to the Philippine human rights organization KARAPATAN.
A time for food and fellowship will follow.
For more information, contact Jeanelle Ablola, co-chair of the Philippine Solidarity Task Force at pastorj@pineumc.org or at 415-387-1800.
Co-sponsors of this event also include: CA-NV UMC Advocacy & Justice Committee, Methodists for Social Action, National Ecumenical Forum for Filipino Concerns (NEFFCON) and the following churches, Buena Vista UMC in Alameda, Pine UMC in San Francisco, South Hayward UMC and Wayside UMC in Vallejo.
Lake Park United Methodist Church is located at 281 Santa Clara Avenue, Oakland, CA  94610.
The Philippines Solidarity Task Force was formed by the 2007 California-Nevada Annual Conference in response to the extra-judicial killings in the Philippines. The Task Force sponsors regular pastoral solidarity visits to the Philippines, the next of which will take place in July 2013.