Since Rodrigo Duterte took power in the Philippines, there have been over 24,000 extra-judicial killings, as well as on-going political persecution of women, journalists, human rights defenders, and church leaders. There has been very little coverage of these massive human rights violations by the mainstream media in the U.S. CCSM attendees Violeta Reyes and Ago Pedalizo are leaders of FAHRA (Filipino-American Human Rights Alliance), and will be hosting a Community Forum on September 30th to address this pressing human rights crisis. MSJ is co-sponsoring this forum as well. Other speakers at the forum include human rights activist Art Garcia and immigration attorney Rodel Rodis. Please come join us to learn more about the current situation in the Philippines and how we can act collectively to stop the killings.