A Time to Rise: Collective Memoirs of the Union of Democratic Filipinos (KDP) by Rene Ciria CruzA Time to Rise: Collective Memoirs of the Union of Democratic Filipinos (KDP) by Rene Ciria Cruz

A Time to Rise: Collective Memoirs of the Union of Democratic Filipinos (KDP)

EditorRene Ciria Cruz, Cindy Domingo, Bruce Occena

Paperback | August 28, 2017

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A Time to Rise is an intimate look into the workings of the KDP, the only revolutionary organization that emerged in the Filipino American community during the politically turbulent 1970s and ?80s. Overcoming cultural and class differences, members of the KDP banded together in a single national organization to mobilize their community into civil rights and antiwar movements in the United States and in the fight for democracy and national liberation in the Philippines and elsewhere.

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.

Rene Ciria Cruz is US bureau chief for Inquirer.net, the official site of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. He was a founding member of the KDP and editor of their newspaper, Katipunan. Cindy Domingo is a long time human rights activist and joined the KDP in the fall of 1974. After the murders of Gene Viernes and her brother Silme Domingo...
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Title:A Time to Rise: Collective Memoirs of the Union of Democratic Filipinos (KDP)Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:August 28, 2017Publisher:University Of Washington PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:029574202X

ISBN - 13:9780295742021

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Table of Contents

Foreword / Augusto F. Espiritu AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: A Snapshot?The Life and Times of the KDP / Rene Ciria Cruz

Part One | Beginnings1. To Teach the Masses a Love for Bach, Chopin, and Beethoven / Therese R. Rodriguez 2. ?Who Is Marshall Law?? / Jeanette Gandionco Lazam 3. How My Life Changed / Romy Garcia 4. What?s in a Name? / Christine Araneta5. Running Away to Life / Estella Habal 6. A Little Red Book / David Della 7. Not the Usual Path / Bo Apostol (as told to his daughterRebecca Apostol) 8. The Accident / Dale Borgeson 9. In the Name of Love / Maribel Salomon 10. Different Roads Home / Velma Veloria

Part Two | In the Thick of the Struggle1. The Birth of a KDP Chapter / Dale Borgeson 2. No Aloha for Marcos / Sorcy Apostol 3. Between the Personal and the Political / Estella Habal 4. Transfer to Paradise . . . Not! / Walter Yonn 5. Hitting the High Notes / Gil Mangaoang6. Fighting US Imperialism with a Master?s Degree / Cindy Domingo 7. Infiltrating the World Bank / Jon Melegrito 8. Moving to Gotham / Lourdes Marzan 9. Defending Nurses?I?d Do It Again / Esther Hipol Simpson 10. They Won?t Know What Hit Them / Elaine Elinson 11. Working the Corridors of Power / Odette Polintan 12. A Cultural Gypsy / Ermena Vinluan 13. ?Is This What You Call Democracy?? / Jeanette Gandionco Lazam 14. Why Me? / Amado David 15. In the Armed Struggle / Ka Linda

Part Three | The Test of Fire1. The Fall / Alonzo Glenn Suson 2. The Terrible Blow / Dale Borgeson 3. Initiation from Hell / Emily Van Bronkhorst 4. A Day I?ll Live with for the Rest of My Life / David Della 5. A Memory of Strong Women / Lillian Galedo 6. How Do I Size a Bulletproof Vest? / Kris Melroe 7. We Had Already Lost Too Much to Turn Back /Terri Mast 8. A Night in Camelot / Michael Withey 9. Long Road to Justice / Cindy Domingo 10. Defeating the Marcoses in a Court of Law / Jim Douglas

Part Four | Looking Back1. Revolutionary Baby / Rebecca Apostol 2. Scooby Doo: Growing Up with the KDP / Silahis M. Taverna 3. One February Night in San Francisco / Fely Villasin 4. I Have Not Stopped Dreaming / Estella Habal 5. Deep Horizon / Gil Mangaoang 6. No Regrets / Edwin Batongbacal

Afterword / Rene Ciria Cruz Appendix I: List of Abbreviations Appendix II: Ang Aktibista, ?Orientation to Philippine Support Work in the Current Period? Appendix III: KDP Activism Timeline / Compiled by Helen Toribio Suggested Reading Index

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A Time to Rise is an intimate look into the workings of the KDP, the only revolutionary organization that emerged in the Filipino American community during the politically turbulent 1970s and ?80s. Overcoming cultural and class differences, members of the KDP banded together in a single national organization to mobilize their community into civil rights and antiwar movements in the United States and in the fight for democracy and national liberation in the Philippines and elsewhere.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.An incredibly provocative and much-awaited book. A Time to Rise is a collective of multiple voices bound together by struggles that spanned two nations. - Rick Bonus, author of Locating Filipino Americans: Ethnicity and the Cultural Politics of Space