WAITING: A Play
Art Exhibits and Performances / Community Event

WAITING: A Play

 A short play about a Filipino caregiver mother and her son, followed by a discussion of ways to support the educational needs of Filipino high school students in Vancouver. “Waiting” will be performed by Iris Paradela and Jeremiah Mari Carag. The forum will be facilitated by Ron Darvin of the UBC Department of Language and Literacy Education … Continue reading

WALANG-WALA / Point.Zero
Art Exhibits and Performances / Community Event

WALANG-WALA / Point.Zero

On November 8, 2013, super typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan –the strongest storm in recorded history– ravaged through the Visayan islands in the Philippines. Join us for a commemorative gathering to care for our dead, and persist with the living. This artistic collaboration explores the inner state of “walang-wala”, of total emptiness, of nothingness, of point zero. Continue reading

Photos: “What Is The Role of the Sexual in Diaspora?”
Academic Papers / Community Event / Lectures/Workshops

Photos: “What Is The Role of the Sexual in Diaspora?”

PANEL: “The Ruse of Visibility: Queer Filipinos/as and the Canadian Multicultural State” – Dr. Robert Diaz, Assistant Professor of English Ontario College of Art and Design University “Queering Filipino-Canadian studies: an auto-critique and research agenda” – Dr. John Paul Catungal, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow and Killam Honourary Fellow Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice and Department of … Continue reading

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE SEXUAL IN DIASPORA? Featuring Dr. Robert Diaz, Assistant Professor of English Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD)
Academic Papers / Community Event / Lectures/Workshops

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE SEXUAL IN DIASPORA? Featuring Dr. Robert Diaz, Assistant Professor of English Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD)

A lecture by Dr. Robert Diaz and paper presentations from emerging scholars and community members around the central question of ‘What is the role of the sexual in diaspora?’ with a particular focus on the Filipino diaspora in Canada and on the themes of migration, colonialism, empire building, race, gender and sexuality. Continue reading