April 18 2019


Abstracts for this day can be viewed here.

Full conference program can be found here.


8:30AM – 9:00PM | REGISTRATION
(Leacock 232)


9:00AM – 10:00AM | OPENING REMARKS & INDIGENOUS WELCOME
(Leacock 232)

Invited Indigenous Leader: Wanda Gabriel

Wanda Gabriel is a citizen of Kanehsatake (Oka) Kanieke’ha:ke nation and an Assistant Professor at the McGill School of Social Work. She holds an MSW degree from McGill University. Additionally Ms. Gabriel is a national trainer and facilitator guided by traditional teachings, social work theories and experiential techniques to facilitate family and community healing. She has 26 years of experience in the social and healing field with a commitment and passion to change which was fired by her own ongoing healing journey.

Filipina Indigenous ceremony by Jen Maramba and Jana Lynne “JL” Umipig, Center for Babaylan Studies and Kapwa Collective 

Filipina ceremonial music by MaryCarl Guiao


10:00AM – 10:30AM | BREAK
(outside Leacock 232)


10:30AM – 12:00PM | PLENARY PANEL | The Future of Peminisms.
Chair: France Stohner, Saint Paul/University of Ottawa
(Leacock 232)

Maria Hwang, Rice University
Re-conceptualizing Filipina Feminism: Decentering North America and Bridging Connections in the Diaspora
Melissa-Ann Nievera-Lozano, San Francisco State University
Breaking Open: A Pinayist Journey Towards Embodying Her Truths
Conely de Leon, Ryerson University
Transformative Pinay Peminist Praxis: Toward Transnational Interdisciplinary Futures
Rose Torres, OISE/University of Toronto Re-imagining Peminist Development


12:00PM – 12:45PM | LUNCH
Leacock 232


1:00PM – 2:30PM | CONCURRENT EVENTS

PANEL Pinay/Pilipinx Poetic Futurisms: Time Disruption and Renewal
(Leacock 232)

  • Rachelle Cruz, Angela Penaredondo, Janice Lobo Sapigao and MT Vallarta

WORKSHOP Justine Yu. Living Hyphen: Storytelling as an Act of Resistance and Solidarity. Interactive Writing Workshop. [max 10 people; registration to follow]
(Arts 385)

WORKSHOP Healing Through Dialogue: Pinays and Consent. Pilipino American Unity for Progress (UNIPRO)
(Arts 350)

  • Emilie Tumale – UniPro; Rea Sampilo – UniPro Texas; Trisha Morales – UniPro Texas; Jenah Maravilla – UniPro Texas; Sam Dizon – UniPro Director of Communications

2:30PM – 3:45PM | CONCURRENT EVENTS

PANEL Trans-Peminisms in the Diaspora. Chair: Fritzy Pino
(Leacock 232)

  • Brenda Rodriguez Alegre, University of Hong Kong. Transpinays at Home, in Their Bodies, Societies and Peminisms
  • Paula G. Alessandra

PANEL Pinays in Higher Education. Chair: Jennifer Esperanza
(Arts 150)

  • Ariana Guillermo Dimagiba, PhD candidate, UCLA. Between My Dreams and My Family: Pinay College Students Navigating College and Career Aspirations
  • Kristen Surla, PhD candidate, Michigan State U. The Academic Ate Podcast

PRESENTATION Appropriation and Art.
(Arts W-20)

  • Jana Lynne “JL” Umipig, Center for Babaylan Studies. Confronting Appropriation in Artistic/Creation Work and the Struggle to Re-member Self

3:45PM – 5:00PM | CONCURRENT EVENTS


PANEL Interdisciplinary Pedagogies: Modalities of Resistance, Service and Community
(Leacock 232)

  • Rachelle Cruz, Angela Penaredondo, Janice Lobo Sapigao and MT Vallarta

PANEL Pinay Methodologies. Chair: Valerie Francisco, San Francisco State University
(Arts 260)

  • Annabelle Estera, Michigan State University. In Search of Pilipinx and Pinayist Methodologies: Excavating, Building, Creating
  • Emilie Tumale, New York University. Listening for the East Coast Pinay’s Voice: An Application of the Listening Guide Method of Psychological Inquiry
  • Jennifer Esperanza and Sydney Mercado, Beloit College. Public Storytelling: Ethnographic (Field)Notes on the Political Urgency and Dangers of Storytelling in the Era of Donald Trump

5:00PM – 9:30PM | CREATIVE ARTS EVENING

5.00PM – 6:30PM | WORKSHOP
(Arts 350)
Marbella Carlos, Concordia University. Representation in Healing: Creative Arts Therapies and Filipinx Canadians

5:00PM – 7:00PM | PRESENTATIONS on Decolonization and the Body
(Arts 150)

  • Jen Maramba and Jana Lynne “JL” Umipig, Center for Babaylan Studies and Kapwa Collective. Sacred Sharing Circle: The Body of the Decolonial Pinay
  • Julay Nieto, The People’s Ink. Spirit Ink and Traumatized Bodies: Towards the Collective Healing of our Colonial Wounds

5:00PM – 7:00PM | KEYNOTE TALK at the MAI

Marissa Largo, OCAD University.
Beyond Visibility Politics: Transmutation in Filipinx Critical Visualities in Canada

Exhibit Walk: Malaginto by Marigold Santos
Marigold will join via Skype.

Light refreshments to be served


7:00PM – 9:30PM | RECEPTION AND ARTIST TALK

PIN@YS IN COMICS. Trinidad Escobar, Jo Alcampo and Althea Balmes of Kwentong Bayan
Drawn & Quarterly 176 rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2K5

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