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'Teach-In' on Pilipino Studies at UCLA

'Teach-In' on Pilipino Studies at UCLA

Dialogue between Alumni, Students, and Faculty

Saturday, February 28, 2004
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

9:30 –10:00 a.m.   Coffee and Tea

10:00 – 10:10 a.m. Welcome 
     Frank Divinigracia, Chair, Pilipino Alumni Association
     John Samson, Samahang Pilipino

10:10 – 10:40 a.m. 
Efforts by Asian American Studies to Strengthen Pilipino American Studies
    Enrique Delacruz, CSU Northridge (formerly UCLA AASC)
    Dennis Arguelles, UCLA AASC
    Meg Thornton, UCLA AASC

10:40 – 11:05 a.m. 
Efforts to Strengthen Philippine Studies curriculum at UCLA
    Barbara Gaerlan, U.C. Education Abroad Program in the Philippines
    Nenita Pambid Domingo, UCLA Tagalog Language Program
    Geoffrey Robinson, UCLA SE Asian Studies Interdepartmental Program

11:05 – 11:30 a.m. 
Efforts by UCLA Students and Alumni to build Pilipino Studies at UCLA
     Joel Jacinto, “The Founding of Samahang Pilipino and Development of Pilipino Cultural Nights”
     Michelle Magalong, “PAGASA and Pilipino Graduate Students”
     Aris Tagle, “The Founding of the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association”

11:30 – 11:50 a.m. Student Protest and Organizing for Pilipino Studies
    Bong Vergara, “APLCC and the Committee for Pilipino Studies – The 1990s”
   Annalisa Enrile, “Student Involvement in the Case of Pauline Agbayani Siewert”
   John Samson, “Samahang Pilipino and the Committee for Pilipino Studies Today”

11:50 – 12:00   Where to Go From Here?
     Frank Divinagracia, “Building an Endowment for Pilipino Studies: A Proposal”

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Small-group Discussion 
Discussion items:  The need for mentoring by Filipino faculty.  Does Pilipino Studies require its own department?  What else do we need to strengthen Pilipino Studies?  What can students do? What can alumni do?

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.  Reports from Discussion Groups

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Plans for Future Activities

Parking at UCLA costs $7.00

Cost : Free and open to the public.


Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association, Samahang Pilipino