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The Alitaptap Collective

Alitaptap (Firefly) works to build solidarity between writers, scholars, artists, and civil society in the Philippines and abroad.

We believe in the importance of producing work to be published for public non-academic readership and which also builds with grassroots organizing efforts.

Together our work pursues the following interventions:

1.) Encouraging fellow graduate scholars to pursue investigative journalism as a mode of mobilizing knowledge and analyses to elevate public discourse in the Philippines;
2.) Mobilizing resources to support grassroots-based initiatives and front line responses to a variety of disasters in the Philippines; and
3.) Building with movements and networks worldwide to make the case for transnational solidarities.

Our headquarters is generously supported by and housed at the York Centre for Asian Research.

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