Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines consists of five functioning committees that work together to agitate, organize, and mobilize the community around issues Filipinos face in the United States and the Philippines. It starts with educating our communities and turning that knowledge into action.
Organizational Development Committee
The Organizational Development committee helps to oversee the health and development of the organization and its membership. We help build the foundation for the organization through recruitment, consolidation, and management of social media, organizational documents and communications. Essentially, the committee attempts to bridge the gap between our education and mobilization, essentially helping to use our knowledge to create action. There are different mediums in which people learn and there are a lot of ways in which we can mobilize. Our committee explores different approaches wherein each individual can use their interests to create action towards a just society.
The Solidarity committee works to support indigenous, self-determination, liberation, anti-capitalist, and anti-imperialist movements as we also seek to build a united front of organization for the liberation of filipinos and the sovereignty of the Philippines.
The purpose of the Educational (ED) Committee is to provide education to deepen our knowledge on the current worsening conditions of the Philippines and offer ways in how we can be a part of addressing these issues and systems in the United States. We aim to expand what people know about the Philippines, currently and historically. We offer education through many different mediums, including workshops, people's school, films, and discussions. Not only do we offer education to raise the consciousness of our members and the general Portland community of Portland, but also to link the knowledge of basic rights to that of the National Democratic Movement in the Philippines. The education committee also functions to serve as a production wing of the organization by making prop work to make our political line accessible to all folks. Education committee prop work can consist of anything including but not limited to: songs, poetry, pamphlets, posters, banners, dances, plays, albums, picket signs, prints, paintings, comics, etc. that can be used to sell for the organization. The education committee not only serves as prop, but can be utilized for alternative means of education for the organization and the masses.
Mass Campaigns Committee
Mass Campaigns Committee focuses on campaigns based on current situations that are affecting Filipino's here in the United States and also in the Philippines. We coordinate our campaigns with Bayan USA and Bayan Philippines. We coordinate official statements, propaganda, and educational discussions surrounding human right's violations. We also have bi-weekly meetings as a committee to keep up with our campaigns yearly.
The Finance Committee helps to coordinate the sale and distribution of the Income Generating Projects (IGPs) for PCHRP . Ensures the regular payment of membership fees and regularly updates the members of the organization’s financial status. Leads the organization in its fundraising activities, including but not limited to: external speaking engagements, speaking tours, grant opportunities, cultural opportunities, etc. Account for incoming and outgoing funds for the organization. Regularly maintain and submit budget reports to the general membership. Perform other tasks which the organization might delegate to the Finance Committee.