Please join us on March 3 at the Knafel Center, where we’ll be joined by the filmmaker Marty Syjuco for a screening of his award-winning documentary, Give Up Tomorrow. Event is free of charge and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Film Screening | 4 PM
Knafel Center | 10 Garden Street | Cambridge, MA
10 years ago today Paco and his 6 co-accused were sentenced to death by the Supreme Court after waiting 7 years for a decision. They went beyond the findings of the lower court and elevated the sentence from Life to Death by Lethal Injection. Luckily the death penalty was abolished, but they all remain in prison – where they’ve all been for nearly 17 years.
ALL OF THESE MEN ARE UNDOUBTEDLY INNOCENT. Paco has the strongest case which is why we focus on him in Give Up Tomorrow. Proving his innocence and getting him released will help them all.
Each of these men has a family who have been suffering along with them for nearly 2 decades. Please help us end this injustice. Share their story. Tell your friends and family about their struggle. Help us free the Chiong 7. Help us Free Paco Now
“Justice is important. Paco is innocent. He has suffered for too long for something he did not and could not have committed.”
- Martin Gore, Depeche Mode
Recently we were incredibly moved when Grammy-nominated musician Bob Regan contacted us to share a beautiful song he wrote after watching GIVE UP TOMORROW on PBS. We had the pleasure of meeting him in Nashville and put together a couple videos to share with you.
One is a short interview about why he was so inspired by Paco’s story, and his hopes for the song & the Free Paco Now campaign. The other features the song itself, “Give Up Tomorrow” – take a look!
Ways to donate funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda from the US:
Through the Ateneo and the Philippine Jesuit Foundation, open this link: https://www.phjesuits.org/pjf/share.php, click on the Ateneo de Manila University button, then from the pull-down menu, choose DREAM-Disaster Relief and Management Fund. In the Comments section, type “Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda Relief.”
Through the Catholic Relief Services: http://emergencies.crs.org/typhoon-haiyan-help-philippines-survive-and-recover/
Through the Philippine Red Cross’ Paypal account: http://www.redcross.org.ph/donatenow.php
Through the World Food Programme: https://www.wfp.org/donate/typhoon
Through UNICEF: www.UNICEF.or
Calamity Assistance and Relief Endeavors program (CARE) of Feed The Hungry Philippines. http://feedthehungryphil.org/appeal-for-super-typhoon-yolanda-victims/