Announcement: Seattle Filipino civil rights activists convene to lead UW symposium

The International Examiner February 17, 2016 0
Activists protest the Kingdome in the 1970s. • File Photo

Activists protest the Kingdome in the 1970s. • File Photo

Seattle Filipino civil rights activists will be sharing their stories from the 1960s and ’70s, strategies, and perspectives on the making of history with the younger generation of students and activists at a symposium titled, “Learning from our Man@ngs: The Struggle for Filipino American Civil Rights Yesterday and Today.”

Those activists include Bob Santos, Dolores Sibonga, A. Barretto “Tony” Ogilvie, Sonny Tangalin, Dorothy Cordova, Rosalie Mendoza Ivanich, Nemesio Domingo, Dick and Rosita Farinas, and others.

The symposium is scheduled for Saturday, February 27 at the University of Washington’s Ethnic Cultural Center starting at 10:30 am.

The symposium is sponsored by FANHS-Greater Seattle and UW’s Filipino American Student Association.

The morning session will feature the early FilAm advocacy and activism to achieve equal access in education, employment, social organizations, human services and institutional representation. The afternoon will feature workshops led by younger Filipino activists working on key issues today such as Black Lives Matter, Filipino Diaspora and Identity, International Solidarity, and Climate Change.

Admission to the event is free with a complimentary lunch. Coffee with rolls will also be available in the morning. For more information, contact Cathy Bryant at (206) 947-3180 or Melanie Ministerio at (206) 552 4287.

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