April 17 | Pre-Conference


Workshop for Womxn & Non-Binary Persons of Colour in Academia
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Thomson House Ballroom
3650 Rue McTavish, Montreal QC H3A 1Y2

The Pre-Conference program (pdf) can be found here


Morning refreshments, Filipino lunch, plus coffee and snacks to be served

Join us for a one-day professional development workshop for womxn and non-binary student-scholars of colour in academia. This event brings together Filipina/x students and professors from across the diaspora, as well as womxn and non-binary students of colour in Tiohtià:ke / Montreal. Our aim to cultivate a safe(r) space to discuss, validate, and support the experiences of womxn and non-binary students and scholars of colour in the academy.

NOTE: CLOSED EVENT
This event is for womxn-identified and non-binary students (or recent graduates) of colour only. In other words, BIPOC womxn and non-binary folx! Event organizers will communicate this at the registration desk.


8:30AM – 9:00AM |BREAKFAST AND REGISTRATION

9:00AM – 9:10AM |OPENING REMARKS


9:10AM – 10:00AM | KEYNOTE TALK AND Q&A

  • Dr. Robyn Rodriguez, UC Davis and Bulosan Centre

Kasamahal, Kasamahan: Love and Dissident Friendship as Pinay Radical Scholar-Activist Praxis


10:00AM – 10:15AM | BREAK


10:15AM – 11:05AM | KEYNOTE TALK AND Q&A

  • Dr. Nora Angeles, University of British Columbia (UBC)

Becoming Your Own Advocate, Mentor and Planner in Academia: Navigating a Professional Career in an Age of Anxiety, Precarity, and Raised Expectations


11:05AM – 12:15PM | PANEL DISCUSSION

Speaking Truth to Power: Surviving and Thriving in the Academy

  • Dr. Nora Angeles, Dr. Melinda de Jesús, Dr. Robyn Rodriguez, Dr. Maria Hwang
  • Moderated by Monica Batac and France Stohner

12:15PM – 1:00PM | LUNCH


1:00PM – 4:00PM | WORKSHOP

Kwento Namin: The ANAK Story

Workshop:Wouldn’t it be cool if…? Culturally Responsive Community Development

For 13 years, the members of Aksyon Ng Ating Kabataan (ANAK) Inc. continue to empower youth and give Filipino-Canadians a platform to tell their own stories. In this workshop you will meet and exchange with the diverse group of volunteers that make sh*t happen.


All are welcome to join us for a Côte-des Neiges community walk and dinner afterwards.


4:45PM – 6:00PM | PINOYVILLE WALKING TOUR

Join us for a walking tour of Pinoyville in Côte-des-Neiges! Two 30 minute tours will be given at either 4:45PM or 5:20PM. Tours will depart from the Immigrant Workers Center 4755 avenue Van Horne Suite 110. The tours will be led by Tess Tesalona from PINAY Quebec.

Registration: https://forms.gle/wnec1LNzCWY2h3cy9


7:00PM – 9:00PM | DINNER/RECEPTION

Immigrant Workers Center 4755 avenue Van Horne Suite 110, Montreal, QC H3W 1H8
(Note: this venue is unfortunately not accessible.)