|Tuesday, July 20, 9:30 am to 11:30 am PT|
Tuesday, July 27, 9:30 am to 11:30 am PT
|What does being Filipino mean to those who are of Philippine origins? Like other ethnicities, Filipinos come in many forms in the United States. Some Filipinos can make the argument that they have roots from the Manilamen from Louisiana in 1763 to new immigrants from 1965 and beyond. Filipinos are great assimilators and have adapted well to the popularized “American way of life”. Along the lines of assimilation, is succumbing to power from the dominant culture where an undertone of implicit and explicit suppression exists. The assembled panel will discuss several aspects of what being Filipino means in today’s society. Their perspectives are intended to create further discussion on defining what modern Filipino Cultural Proficiency can be.|
|||Part I – Tuesday, July 20, 9:30 am to 11:30 am PT Panel Discussion and Questions What ties Filipinos together and separates us? A candid discussion on connection and identity in America.|
Part II – Tuesday, July 27, 9:30 am to 11:30 am PT Presentation and Collaboration The “American Dream” and Cultural Proficiency: Guiding Principles for all.