April 19 2019


Abstracts for this day can be viewed here.

Full conference program can be found here.


8:15AM – 8.30AM | REGISTRATION


8:30AM – 9:55AM | PLENARY PANEL | Raising Peminists
(Leacock 232)

Melinda Luisa de Jesús, California College of the Arts
Valerie Francisco, San Francisco State University
Film to screen beforehand:
Karla V. Danan – Jezebel



10:15AM – 11:30AM | CONCURRENT EVENTS

PANEL Creating Peminist Culture. Chair: Melinda Luisa de Jesús
(Leacock 232)

  • Ashley Caranto Morford, University of Toronto. Homeland and De-Colonialism: Pilipinx Tattooing Practices as Digital Technology
  • Bianca Recuenco, Bukas Na Puso (photography exhibit)
  • Judie Nazareth, Mahal Manananggal (short story reading)
  • Jacqueline Aquines, Inevitability: Representations of Queer FilipinX Womyn (short film screening and discussion)

WORKSHOP Melissa-Ann Nievera-Lozano, Leah K. Sicat, and MaryCarl Guiao, Turning the Page: What is in Your Peminist Radical Imagination? (Pilipinx Radical Imagination writing workshop)
(Arts 150)

KALI WORKSHOP with Michelle Bautista [registration to follow]
(Arts W-25)


12:00PM – 1:30PM | CONCURRENT EVENTS


PANEL Pinays in Social Work Panel – Chair: Dr. Alma Trinidad
(Leacock 232)

  • Kari Tabag, Adelphi University: “Dual Jeopardy: Challenges and Experiences in Developing a Research Study of Filipina Americans”
  • Alma Trinidad, Portland State University: Strength as I Stand on Ancestral Wisdom: The Becoming of a Pinay Scholar of Kapu Aloha & Mahalaya
  • Monica Batac, McGill University. Filipinx Emerging Social Work Scholars and Practitioners: Learning From the Elders and Forging Our Path
  • Montreal Social / Community Worker, TBD

WORKSHOP Leah K. Sicat, “Memories, Migrations and Movements: Situating Peminist Voices in the Diaspora”  (writing workshop)
(Leacock 109)


1:30PM – 2:15PM | LUNCH
(Leacock 232)


2:15PM – 3:45PM | CONCURRENT EVENTS

PANEL Decolonization and Healing. Chair: Dr. Rose Torres
(Leacock 232)

  • Jillian Sudayan. Community Educator. Sing with Nanay: Bridging the Language Gap, A Mother’s Journey
  • Katherine Nasol, UC Davis: Pinay Activism in the Silicon Valley: Finding Place amidst Displacement, Gentrification, and Imperialist Technologies
  • Rebecca Goldschmidt and Nadezna “Nadine” Ortega: Ilokanas in Hawaii: Finding Our Voice
  • Debra Andres Arellano, PhD candidate, University of Hawaii: Nakemista Critical Race Theory (NakemistaCrit): Arriving at an Ilokana Peminist Theoretical Framework for the Hawai’i Diaspora

WORKSHOP What is Pinay Liminality? Oral history workshop. Christine Abiba
(Leacock 109)


3:45PM – 5:00PM OPEN FORUM / GROUP DIALOGUE
Facilitated by Monica Batac, France Stohner, Melinda de Jesús (more to come)
(Leacock 232)

  • PPII anthology, creative outputs
  • Challenges and opportunities
  • Reflections

5:00PM – 6:00PM | CLOSING CEREMONY
(Leacock 232)

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

Filipina ceremonial music by MaryCarl Guiao

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