Archive for the ‘Education’ Category


Our friends over at The Asian American Literary Review are releasing their special issue on mixed race, due out in Fall 2013. The organization hopes to inspire new conversations and cross-pollinations, pushing into new corners with the release of this special issue.. All contributions to the issue will be collaborative, “mixed” in nature, bringing together folks […]

Meet Dr. E.J. R. David at the 17th Annual Northwest Filipino American Student Alliance Conference (NWFASA)

Our good friend and author of Filipino-/American Postcolonial Psychology Dr. E.J. R. David will be at the University of Washington on April 20-22 to present about “Filipino -/ American Postcolonial Psychology” as part of the 17th Annual Northwest Filipino American Student Alliance Conference (NWFASA). If you are in the area around that time, please check it out. The NWFASA […]

sheRose of our Time: A Tribute to the First Lady, Michele Obama showcasing Baybayin Art

Just got some great news from my friends who are Asian American artists out in the West Coast on this new art exhibit. The art exhibit  pays tribute to the First Lady, Michelle Obama for her continued support for visual and performing arts.  This Saturday, March 10th is the In Celebration of our First Lady: Music and […]

Book Recommendations: Out of Cebu by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard

“Out of Cebu” is a book written by critically acclaimed U.S.-based writer Cecilia Manguerra-Brainard and published by USC Press. The book collects 28 essays about the author’s Cebuano ties, including colorful accounts about her mother’s family, the Cuencos, a prominent political family in Cebu. The book also includes writings about the author’s life and travels […]

Become a Member Supporter of the Asian American Literary Review

Join the Asian American Literary Review (AALR) as a member today to help insure that they can keep publishing the Review, putting on good programs, and supporting writers, readers, educators, and students of Asian American literature. AALR have different levels of membership, based on what you think you can donate, but any small amount helps […]

Suggestion for Filipino Farmers and Filipino Entrepreneurs

by Daniel Escurel Occeño I am trying to encourage Filipino farmers or young Filipino entrepreneurs looking for an investment instead of another hamburger restaurant franchise to consider Indoor Warehouse Farms of soybean and mass produce soy diesel in the same building or complex located in the Philippines. It would be ideal for barangay locations or even […]

Filipina Teachers in U.S. Inner Cities

I’ve met a number of Filipino teachers in the D.C. area due to helping out with my family’s immigration law practice. I saw this update on a documentary featuring Filipinas who struggle with being educators in the U.S., especially in one of Maryland’s tough neighborhoods. This also gives people more insight into the struggles that […]

Save The Date: Laughs for Literacy II, a Special Night of Fi-Am Comedy

Back by popular demand, BKP-NY presents LAUGHS FOR LITERACY II.  It’s going to be a special night of FIL-AM comedy benefiting children libraries in the Philippines. Bagong Kulturang Pinoy NY (BKP-NY) is a not for profit organization with a mission to develop a reading culture among all Filipino children in the Philippines. The goal for this event is to […]

Help Create The Firefighter Dan Show

BARRIORS creator and certified firefighter Tim Saguinsin has been developing The Firefighter Dan Show for several years. The plan is to create the show in different parts using Kickstarter. Safety Tips is the first step at piecing it all together. The Firefighter Dan Show follows firefighter Dan and his crew in ‘newly opened’ Fire Station 1 as they respond to emergency calls in […]

Asian Healthwatch: New Vaccine Campaign aims to Improve Immunization Rates in LA

Our friends at SAESHE have informed us that Los Angeles County is currently experiencing the worst epidemic of whooping cough in 60 years, with more than 870 cases last year alone.  Effective of July 1, 2011, a new California school immunization law will require all 7th-12th graders in public and private schools to receive a pertussis booster (Tdap) shot, protecting them […]

We Are One Filipino Summit

I got word on this great event coming up from our new friends over at Filipino-Americans Redefined Magazine. The event is going to be held in Las Vegas this Saturday and I strongly encourage everyone to attend in order to have a better understanding what it means to be Filipino. For more information on this […]

Filipino -/ American Postcolonial Psychology Book Launch on March 18

Last month, I interviewed Dr. E.J. R. David on his research on colonial mentality and the release of his book, Filipino-/American Postcolonial Psychology. Dr. David announced today that there is going to be a book launch of Filipino-/ American Postcolonial Psychology on March 18 at the University of Alaska Anchorage/APU Consortium Library, Room 307, 6 […]

Coming Together in Skokie Celebrates Philippines and Its People

From Skokie Public Library: Immerse yourself in the culture of the Philippines this winter as Coming Together in Skokie enters its second year. Each year, Coming Together in Skokie will highlight a different culture in our richly diverse community to build knowledge, awareness, and appreciation of our different backgrounds and to weave us all more closely into […]

Dan Inosanto's Anti-Bullying Message

I recently received a link to this commerical from StarHub, featuring Dan Inosanto and Bruce Lee. I wanted to share this here because it sends out a great message on anti-bullying. I often meet people, especially young people who decide to take up martial arts with the intent to do damage and intimidate others. That’s […]

Banatao Family Filipino American College Scholarship Application 2011

The Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund will award five scholarships of $5,000 to qualified incoming freshman enrolled at four-year colleges or universities. Each scholarship is renewable for a total of four years on the basis of satisfactory academic performance in a full-time undergraduate program. Awards are for undergraduate study only. Background: – Number of […]