Dialogue between Alumni, Students, and Faculty
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
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Parking at UCLA costs $7.00
Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association, Samahang Pilipino