2800 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
You are invited to attend the Commemoration and Book Launch Party celebrating of the lives and work of Silme and Gene and the publication of Summary Execution: The Seattle Assassinations of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, by Michael Withey.
On June 1, 1981, Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, two young Filipino activists were murdered in Seattle in what was made to appear a gang slaying. The victims’ families and friends suspected that Gene and Silme were considered a threat to Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his regime’s relationship to the United States. In the days after the murders, they formed the Committee for Justice for Domingo and Viernes to investigate
Filipino appetizers and beverages will be served.
Featuring a performance by the Seattle Labor Chorus and panel on the Filipino, human rights and labor movements that Gene and Silme helped build:
- Terri Mast (MC)
- Cindy Domingo (Committee for Justice for Domingo and Viernes)
- State Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos (CJDV)
- Jeff Robinson (ACLU)
- Teresa Mosqueda (City Seattle Council Member)
- Rep. Pramila Jayapal (by video)
- Nikkita Oliver (Peoples Party)
- Author Michael Withey
Presentation by Gov. Jay Inslee (subject to availability).
Autographed copies of the book can be pre-ordered through michaelwithey.com and picked up at the launch.
Paperback and Kindle copies available on Amazon at: bit.ly/summaryexecution
Author Michael Withey is donating 50 percent of the book’s net royalties to justice and human rights groups that honor the legacy of Gene and Silme and the community movements they helped build.