Executive DirectorLakas Diwa: Filipino Community Alliance of New Jersey Labor Representative / Internal Organizer CNA / NNOC AFL-CIO Adam Diaz aka: Adam D. Diaz, is a graduate of Rutgers University [NCAS] in May of 1997 suma cum laude, phi beta kappa, with a B.A. in History & Philosophy, and earned the Paul Robeson Award for student leadership. His campus based organizing efforts ultimately secured an Asian Studies program at Rutgers-Newark, ironically after which, administration banned him from the Paul Robeson Campus Center for a time.
Adam went on to complete coursework for an M.A. in Southeast Asian Studies at Cornell University, focusing on United States Imperialism in the Philippines, and Filipino American Communities, before spending time in Southern California, where he was a health care reform community organizer. He returned to the Northeast in 2001 to spearhead a gang alternative program for students at Canarsie High School, in Brooklyn, before assuming the position of Organizer, with New Jersey's largest health care union, HPAE, where he organized nurses in Jersey City, NJ around issues of improved patient care. Adam is currently bi-coastal, splitting time between Southern California, and Northern New Jersey, where he continues his work in the Filipino community.
He serves as Labor Representative for the nation's largest and most progressive RN union, the California Nurses Association / National Nurses Organizing Committee, and is responsible for collective bargaining activities in the southern portion of California's Central Valley region; the CNA / NNOC has campaigned for universal healthcare in the United States.
Adam also serves as the founding Executive Director of Lakas Diwa, a progressive, direct action oriented 501(c)(3) not for profit organization based in Northern New Jersey, which works with Filipino youth around issues of community advocacy and cultural literacy, and was recently appointment Labor Sector Chair of the National Alliance of Filipino Concerns (NAFCON).
KAMAYAN Filipino Dinner Fundraiser for ILPS 5IA
"KAMAYAN Filipino Dinner Fundraiser for ILPS 5IA" was held 2845 W 7th St,Los Angeles Friday 2 October 2015, 19:00
- The International League of Peoples' Struggle is an international formation of more than 350 organizations from 40 countries promoting, supporting and developing the anti-imperialist struggles of the peoples of the world. It has a broad mass character and not subordinate to any political party...
- 100% of funds raised from the dinner will help send Southern California delegates to the ILPS 5th International Assembly in Manila, Philippines this November 2015. This year's assembly theme is “For a Socially Just World, Strengthen the Peoples’ Solidarity and Intensify the Struggle Against Imperialist Plunder, Crisis and War”.
Those indicating attendance on Wherevent included Jennifer Amparo Carcamo, Bev Tang, Miluchia Sibala, Rose Megan Dominguez, Joanna Concepcion, Annalou Lingat, Jennifer Brenes, Nikole Cababa, Nancy Zuniga, Erick Carbajal, Adam D. Diaz, Nap Pempena, Kayden Acas, Alex Marroquin, Juan Pablo Guevara, Corleone Ham, Romeo Hebron, Eric Tandoc, Abimael Lucio Sucio.