A Time to Rise
Collective Memoirs of the Union of Democratic Filipinos (KDP)
These personal accounts document recruitment, organizing, and training in the KDP. More than two-thirds of the stories are by women, reflecting the powerful role they played in the organization and its leadership. Also included are chapters on the struggle for justice for murdered KDP and union leaders Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes. These memoirs offer political insights and inspiring examples of personal courage that will resonate today.
About the Authors
"A Time to Rise is a major contribution to the study of social justice movements and the interwoven landscapes of U.S., Philippine, and Filipino American history."—Catherine Ceniza Choy, author of Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History
"A Time to Rise is an intimate and highly inspiring account of the extraordinary efforts that a revolutionary group of Filipino immigrants and Americans of Filipino ancestry exerted to help overthrow the Marcos dictatorship in the Philippines while simultaneously fighting for their democratic rights as minorities in the United States. "—Risa Hontiveros, Akbayan Citizen's Action Party Chairperson, Member, Senate of the Philippines
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