“I will keep speaking out for the oppressed people of the world”

Brandon Lee is a Chinese American environmental and indigenous rights activist, who survived an assassination attempt in August 2019 by the 54th Infantry Battalion of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. He was shot and hit four places rendering him a quadriplegic, paralyzed from the chest down with only partial sensation in his arms and hands. Brandon now lives in the US with his family after community efforts to medically evacuate him from the Philippines and continues his advocacy for human rights in the Philippines.

Brandon is on a speaking tour of the US and he spoke on May 10 at the Peace & Justice Center, hosted by Malaya, the League of Filipino Students at San Jose State, and Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants (PAWIS). Watch the video here.

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