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Fisher Center: Philippine History and Revolution

On Wednesday, Oct. 18, the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men welcomes Sarah Raymundo, who will explore U.S. imperialism, the anti-imperialist class war in Philippine history, and the ongoing movement for peace and democracy.

Her talk, “The Bells of Balangiga: Resonances of the Philippine National Democratic Revolution Toward Socialism,” continues the Fisher Center’s year-long series, “Futures of Revolutions,” an exploration of the successes and failures of revolutions as these political, social, economic and technological forces are envisioned, imagined, realized and lived.

Raymundo teaches at the University of the Philippines, Diliman Center for International Studies. She is a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence and Faculty Fellow at the CUNY Graduate Center’s Center for Place, Culture, and Politics. She chairs the Alliance of Concerned Teachers Committee for International Relations, which steers the International League of Peoples Struggles Commission 11. Raymundo also serves as chair of the Philippines-Venezuela Bolivarian Friendship Association and vice chair of the Philippine Anti-Imperialist Studies. She publishes a regular column, “Blood Rush,” on, an online alternative platform, which advocates “journalism for the people.”

Raymundo’s talk will begin at 7 p.m. in the Fisher Center, Demarest Hall Room 212.

Established in 1998, the Fisher Center brings together faculty, students and experts in gender-related fields in the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences to foster mutual understanding and social justice in contemporary society. The Center supports curricular, programmatic and scholarly projects to more nearly realize the democratic ideals of equity, mutual respect and common interest in relations between men and women.