Session 1: 10:00-10:50 a.m. Title: What I learned in North Korea as a Local Filipino Description: Practical leadership tools and skills for personal development Presenter(s): Sam Peralta
Title: The Diaspora Within: A Statistical Snapshot of Filipinos at UH Description: This workshop will provide data about Filipino enrollment at the University of Hawaii, including: top majors, campus enrollment differences, distribution across the system, and co-identification and its effects. Presenter(s): Leighton Vila
Title: Santuwaryo: Creating Sanctuary Communities for All Description: This workshop will address the following: How do we understand our Filipin@ migration stories within a larger history of immigration to Hawai'i? What are the root causes of migration? What does it mean to create sanctuary for all with an intersectional analysis? How do we expand our understanding and practice of sanctuary? What can we do today to begin to build sanctuary with our families, friends, and the most marginalized in our communities? Presenter(s): Reyna Ramolete and Darlene Rodrigues
Title: Creative Philippine Futurities Description: This workshop presents how performance has been a platform for community building and cultural innovation. It focuses on the creation of a dance performance entitled Manariwa, documenting inter-cultural collaboration and cultural innovation through dance. Presenter(s): Toni Pasion
Title: Siblaw Taraw: Tales of Enchantment from Barlig, Mountain Province Description: This workshop will discuss the vanishing culture of the Ifiallig people, the process of retrieving their stories, and creating the online module and animated videos. Presenter(s): Pia Arboleda, Elena Clariza, Precious Arao, and Andrew Sobrepena
Session 2: 1:00-1:50 p.m. Title: Reimagining Filipin@: The development of ethnic identity of Filipin@-Americans Description: What does it mean to Filipino-American? What role does our culture play in our aspirations of the American dream? How can we use this knowledge to better our communities? This workshop intends to answer these questions while discussing issues of ethnic identity, one’s “Filipinoness,” and how these factors influence our thoughts on higher education, personal relationships, and career goals. Presenter(s): Rebecca Carino
Title: Reaching out to the recent Filipino immigrant high school students / Service-learning as a strategy for Filipino student success Descriptions: Reaching out to the recent Filipino immigrant high school students: Since 2006, the Kapi‘olani CC ESOL program has offered a summer bridge program aimed at the Filipino immigrant from Farrington High School, Kaimuki High School, and Waipahu High School. The program is designed to introduce them to college, and to give them intensive instruction in academic writing. This presentation will give some background on the purpose of the summer bridge program, the thinking behind the curriculum of the program and some of the takeaways.
Service-learning as a strategy for Filipino student success: Since 1995, Kapi‘olani CC has offered service-learning, a high-impact practice that integrates classroom learning and community service. This presentation will introduce Kapi‘olani’s Service and Sustainability Learning program, explain how it has supported student success and re-enrollment, and discuss the experience for Filipino students. Presenter(s): Frank Noji / Francisco Acoba and Mayanne Turingan
Title: Educate. Empower. Entertain. Description: This workshop focuses on a Tinikling Filipino Bamboo Dance activity. It also shares the presenter’s journey of growing up as a local Filipino-American and creating a nonprofit, Tekniqlingz. Presenter(s): Gabe Torno
Title: Pamantasan Council Meeting Description: Participants will discuss the following the question: How can we increase participation, focus, and effectiveness within the Pamantasan group? Presenter(s): Pamantasan Council Location: ʻŌhiʻa Cafeteria
Session 3: 2:00-2:50 p.m. Title: Filipino Students as Community Leaders Description: In this workshop, Raymund Liongson (Leeward CC) and students from both the Amianan Immersion Summer Study 2016 and KASAMA Leadership Initiative will discuss their experiences and leadership development in these programs. Ana Bravo (Kapiolani CC) and Maiana Minahal (Kapiolani CC) will discuss their work to support the revitalization of the Bayanihan sa KCC student club and the leadership development of the club officers in organizing this year's Pamantasan conference. Presenter(s): Maiana Minahal, Ana Bravo, and Raymund Liongson
Title: Weaving Dreams as Filipino Educational Praxis Description: Members of the Tinalak Filipino Education Advisory Council at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s College of Education will share their scholarship recently published in the nation’s first themed-issue of Filipino education in "Educational Perspectives", an interdisciplinary research journal focused on education in Hawaiʻi. The workshop will provide participants with a foundation to critically understand our K-20 Filipino student achievement patterns and experiences, an expanded notion of Filipino identities through storytelling, and an experience with a mini-lesson highlighting new forms of culturally and linguistic pedagogies that we believe will ultimately serve the fabric of our Filipino community. Presenter(s): Patricia Espiritu Halagao, Virgie Chattergy, Niki Libarios, Jeffrey Moniz, Raju DeSai, and Hannah Tavares
Title: Advocacy for what you believe in: How to Write and Present Testimony Description: This workshop is designed to empower students to channel their journey of seeking higher education into compelling testimonies that can inform lawmakers of the importance of championing legislation to address disparities of income inequality and social justice for vulnerable communities. Presenter(s): Charlene Cuaresma, Kevin Faller, Franalyn Galiza, and Debieh Miguel
Title: Educate. Empower. Entertain. (Repeat) Description: This workshop focuses on a Tinikling Filipino Bamboo Dance activity. It also shares the presenter’s journey of growing up as a local Filipino-American and creating a nonprofit, Tekniqlingz. Presenter(s): Gabe Torno
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