Rhonda Ramiro is General Secretary Bayan USA.
Rhonda Ramiro has been an activist in the ND movement since the 1990s. She was a founding member of Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines-San Francisco in 1999, for which she was the chair until 2003. After taking a short break to have her first child in 2003, she went on to serve as the Secretary of the National Organizing Committee of BAYAN-USA in 2004-5 and then to be a founding member of AnakBayan East Bay in 2007. In 2008, Rhonda was elected to be the BAYAN-USA Regional Coordinator for Northern California, helped re-start efforts to build the International League of Peoples’ Struggle in Northern California, and helped coordinate the Northern California delegation to the ILPS Third International Assembly. Rhonda served as Secretary General of BAYAN-USA from 2009-2012, running the chapter’s day-to-day operations, ensuring that the chapter’s programs and plans were implemented, and communicating regularly with members and BAYAN Philippines.
Major campaigns that Rhonda has participated in and/or coordinated include Justice for Airport Screeners, Stop the Killings/End Human Rights Violations in the Philippines, Justice for Melissa Roxas, US Troops Out of the Philippines. Major projects, programs and activities that she has coordinated include: exposure trips and solidarity missions (PIOM 2010); regional and national actions; establishing and maintaining relations with solidarity allies; and organizing more protest actions than she can remember.
At the Fourth National Assembly of BAYAN-USA in 2012, Rhonda was elected Vice Chair of the alliance and re-elected in 2015. She is honored to continue serving BAYAN-USA and the ND movement in this new capacity, and she has a particular interest in following in the footsteps of the 2009-2012 Vice Chair Kuusela Hilo, by concentrating on developing BAYAN-USA’s solidarity relations with other movements and helping to build ILPS USA.
Rhonda’s favorite activities are writing sound bites and hit pieces that expose the evils of US imperialism, making presentations on the shared history and struggles of third world people, doing media interviews about the Philippines and the ND movement.
Bebster TanNovember 25, 2019 ·
Building a Movement to Stop the War
Building a Movement to Stop the War February 5, 2020
Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC) 1433 Madison St. Oakland, CA.
Featured speakers include:
- Yousef Baker (Iraqi Transnational Collective)
- Clare Bayard (Catalyst Project)
- Lara Kiswani (Arab Resource & Organizing Center)
- Chris Lymbertos (Arab Resource & Organizing Center)
- Rhonda Ramiro (BAYAN USA)
Committees of Correspondence Conference 2002
At the Committees of Correspondence National Conference and Convention, July 25-28, 2002 San Francisco State University, the Plenary Panel and Discussion on War, Peace and Democracy consisted of;
Elaine Hagopian, Leslie Cagan, Rhonda Ramiro, Angela Davis September 11 and Bushs war on terrorism. Response to increased militarism, Ashcrofts attack on civil liberties, the role of the United Nations and other international bodies.
Center for Political Education
In 2002 Rhonda Ramiro of the Center for Political Education and Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines; Sandra Alvarez of the Global Exchange; Michael Eisenscher of the Labor Committee for Peace and Justice; and Steve Williams of POWER gave talks entitled: "The Anti-War Movement and Its Links to the Anti-Imperialist Movement." The classes were held at the San Francisco based Center for Political Education, an organization closely associated with the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.
In 2007 Phil Hutchings, co-founder of Institute for Multi-Racial Justice; Rhonda Ramiro of the Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines; Angelique Gonzales of the Coalition on Homelessness; and Maad Abu-Ghazalah of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee gave talks entitled: "People and the Struggle for Land: What does the Palestinian Struggle Mean for People of color in Struggle in the U.S." These talks were held at the San Francisco based Center for Political Education.
- about exec cttee, accessed Jan 4 2016
- [The Corresponder Vol 10, number 1, June 2002 http://www.cc-ds.org/pub_arch/CorresponderX1-2.pdf]
- Center for Political Education website: Past Classes (1998 - 2007)