Carol Ojeda-Kimbrough

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Carol Ojeda-Kimbrough

Template:TOCnestleft Carol Ojeda-Kimbrough did frontline organizing to protest martial law in the Philippines during the 1970s with the group Union of Democratic Filipinos - Kabataang Demokratiko ng Pilipinas. Today, she is a doctoral student at UCLA’s School of Public Policy and Social Research. Before returning to school, Ojeda-Kimbrough served as a field deputy and community organizer for a member of the Los Angeles City Council. She remains active in civil rights and social justice advocacy, and is a member of the Los Angeles County Commission on Public Social Services.[1]

She is married to David Kimbrough.

Grassroots Fundraiser to elect Karen Bass to Congress

Friday, May 28, 2010 359 S. Westmoreland, Los Angeles, CA;

Help Elect Assembly Speaker Emeritus Karen Bass to Congress. Come join us in an afternoon of music, food and lively discussions on how we can help send Karen Bass to Washington, D.C. This is a grassroots fundraiser - everyone is welcome.

Host Committee: Gerry Villero & Ani Villero, Florante Ibanez & Rose Ibanez, David Kimbrough & Carol Ojeda-Kimbrough, Martha Matsuoka, Khader Hamide, and Robin Potash.

Sponsors: Rosa Arcadia, Prosy DelaCruz, Paul Estuar, Rachel Cometa Estuar, Lee Lipinski, Adrienne Hament, John Mina, Cecile Ochoa, Grace Yao, Dr. Anthony Saidy, and Thomas Szymanek.

People and the Power of Resistance from 1986 to Today

People and the Power of Resistance from 1986 to Today commemorated the 31st anniversary of the EDSA revolution Saturday, February 26 2017, at the Pilipino Workers Center in Los Angeles.

Former activists and leaders of the civil rights and anti-martial movements in Greater Los Angeles area commemorated the 31st anniversary of the EDSA revolution

The event honored the peaceful toppling of dictator Ferdinand Marcos, the culmination of massive acts of civil disobedience in the Philippines from February 22-25, 1986.

California State University Northridge professor emeritus Enrique de la Cruz recalled “the arc of history” from the beginnings of Martial Law in 1972 to the EDSA revolution in 1986 and the successful struggle to remove the U.S. military bases, which was clinched by the Mt. Pinatubo eruption.

A scholar who has written on Asian Americans and Philippines-U.S. relations, de la Cruz noted that even during Cory Aquino’s term, death squads still targeted suspected leftwing activists.

Joining de la Cruz was a group fondly called the community’s “women warriors” — Prosy Abarquez de la Cruz, Fe Koons, Joselyn Geaga-Rosenthal, Carol Ojeda-Kimbrough and Rose Ibanez — who were in the nucleus of the US-based movement to help restore civil rights and end martial law in the Philippines.

Event organizer Carol Ojeda-Kimbrough, who taught cultural history at the University of Southern California and Cal State Fullerton, remembered her husband Lando Federis, one of the “disappeared” activists during martial law. She was part of the class action lawsuit filed in Hawaii on behalf of torture victims or their surviving relatives that was settled in 2011.