Outreach: March 6 – April 16, 2019 (various locations)

Conference: April 17 – 20, 2019

McGill University, Montreal QC Canada

PINAY POWER II: Celebrating Peminisms in the Diaspora is a gathering of self- identified Pinays (Filipinas), including queer and transwomen, in the diaspora. The first Canadian academic and community conference bringing together Filipina scholars, activists, artists, community and cultural practitioners, PINAY POWER II is an intentional intervention for the creation of a peminist (Filipina feminist) agenda for the 21st century.

WHERE: McGill University, Montreal QC CANADA + other sites

WHEN: April 17 – 20, 2019

WHO CAN ATTEND: The conference and community events are open to the public but will centre the voices of Pinay/Filipinas throughout.


McGill University Muriel Gold Visiting Professor Melinda Luisa de Jesús published Pinay Power: Peminist Critical Theory; Theorizing the Filipina/American Experience in 2005. Fourteen years later, there continues to be a flowering of peminist theory, activism and cultural production in the United States. However, the scope of Canadian and other peminist work in the diaspora has yet to be explored and quantified. PINAY POWER II is the first intervention in naming, describing and developing peminist studies in Canada and throughout the diaspora. Creating a space for peminist learning, healing and strategizing, PINAY POWER II sets the stage for peminist solidarity, activism and liberation in the 21st century.