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"PROGRAM"

  AGENDA
  SPEAKERS



AGENDA:

     "BALIKBAYAN" intends to initiate a critical discussion on the subject of Philippine-US relations, its history and legacy.  We will look at (1) current issues in the Philippines, (2) aspects of Philippine-US relations, with an eye to power (im)balances and the lingering efects of colonial policy, and (3) the implications for the Filipino-Americans have taken and continue to take inlight of the past one hundred years.

Session 1:  Looking Backwards to Go Forward

This panel will lay the groundwork for material that we will discuss throughout the conference. The panel will provide a historical review of Philippine and Filipino-American history of the past century. Its concern will be with what this history means for Filipino-Americans:  What is our historical inheritance as Filipino-Americans, what is its relevance to us, and what are its implications?

Session 2:  Philippine Issues

This session will focus on current issues in the Philippines, with a special emphasis on the development of these issues over the past century.  Issues such as economic development, political movements, and the status of Philippine culture and media will be looked at as rooted historically, as currently developing, and as continually evolving.

    A.  POLITICAL
    B.  ECONOMIC
    C.  CULTURAL
    D.  ENVIRONMENTAL
    E.  COMMERCIAL (Tourism)
    F.  REFORM MOVEMENT (?)

Session 3:  The US-Philippine Relationship

The US-Philippine relationship is the focus of the third session. This session is concerned with examining the nature of what this relationship has been and what it now is. What are the power dynamics at work? How is power used? to what ends? Particularly, what have been the tangible consequences of the US-Philippine relationship, whether in terms of economic development, institutions, or sexual commerce (i.e. sex tours, mail order brides, etc.)?

    A.  THE SEX TRADE:    Mail order brides, sex tours, and women's labor exploitation
    B.  AN AMERICAN PRESENCE:    Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), Asian Economic
                                                              Cooperation (APEC)
    C.  OVERSEAS CONTRACT WORKERS
    D.  LEGACIES:    English in Philippine schools, Int'l schools, Filipino literary criticsm
    E.  NON-FILIPINO ALLIES:     The anti-imperialist struggle taken up by non-Filipinos

Session 4:  Implications for and Instances of Activism

What does the knowledge of the preceding panels point to? What are their implications for us? Moreover: What issues today are in need of collective action? What does effective activism look like? Session IV explores the reasons for activism, as well as features the many forms it takes within our communities.

    A.  WAKING UP FROM THE AMERICAN DREAM:    community activism among new
                working class immigrants and youth
    B.  WOMEN'S ACTIVISM
    C.  TOWARDS A MORE OPEN AND DEMOCRATIC PHILIPPINES
    D.  FILIPINO WORLD WAR II VETERANS
    E.  RETURNING HOME:    Philippine education and exposure programs
    F.  CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC MEDIUM OF ACTIVISM
    G.  ESTABLISHING PHILIPPINE STUDIES



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CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

East Coast:

Speakers

Title/Organization

  • Boone Schirmer

  • Dorotea Mendoza

  • Loida Lewis

  • Sabrina Sandata

  • Eric Lachica

  • Malou Mangahas

  • Baltazar Pinguel

  • Elizabeth Fullon

  • Genera Banzon

  • Pat Ganio

  • Raul Rabe

  • Marilou Dias Abaya

  • Jesse Robredo

  • Adam Auriemma

  • Rodney Salinas

  • Kristin Hoganson

  • Yolanda Tsuda
- activist, author, Friends of the Filipino People
- activist, GABRIELA Network
- CEO, Beatriz Corporation
- artist, writer, Bamboo Girl zine
- director, American Coalition for Filipino Veterans
- Nieman Fellow at Harvard, editor-in-chief, Manila Time
- activist, AFSC
- University of Massachusetts/Amherst
- artist
- Chairperson, ACFV
- Philippine Ambassador to US
- director, Jose Rizal
- Former mayor of Naga City
- Masters candidate, Cornell University
- National Youth Director, National Federation for
   Filipino American Associations
- Harvard University
- research associate, Reischauer Institute


West Coast:

Speakers

Title/Organization

  • Aqui Soriano

  • Vic Clemente

  • Becky Clemente

  • Papo de Asis

  • Lori Zabala

  • Fernando Argosino

  • Christine Leano

  • Jack de Jesus

  • Robyn Rodriguez

  • Edwin Habacon

  • John Eric Concordia

  • Patrick Ganio

  • Emil Guillermo

  • Annalisa Enrile

  • Liza Mazad

  • Neferti Tadiar

  • Faith Santilla

  • Lolita Lledo


  • Rachel Redondiez
- activist, Pilipino Worker's Center
- director, Pilipino Information Networking Services, PINS
- founding member, LORENAS
- artist/activist
- activist, BIBAK, Cordillera People's Alliance
- activist, Youth UNITE!
- activist, Project Against US Toxic Waste
- DJ, activist, SIPA
- community organizer, UC Berkeley
- SIPA, Tribal Pinoy
- activist, YSTAND
- chairperson, ACFV
- journalist, radio personality
- GABRIELA - Philippines
- GABRIELA - Philippines
- professor, History of Consciousness Dept., UC Santa Cruz
- activist, SIPA, League of Filipino Students
- labor organizer; Deputy Executive Director, Pilipino Workers Center
- labor organizer, HERE local 2


Philippines and Abroad:

Speakers

Title/Organization

  • Fr. Nico Bautista

  • Barbara Gaerlan

  • Antonio Tujan, Jr.

  • Abigail Fulgueres

  • Dr. Nicanor Tiongson

  • Mina Gabor

  • Amando Doronilla

  • Susan Quimpo

  • Jerry Barican

  • Rep. Miguel Zubiri
- activist priest
- Japan Center for Area Studies
- economist, IBON
- National Agrarian Reform Advocates
- Universtiy of the Philippines
- former secretary of Tourism
- journalist, Philippine Inquirer
- activist, educator, Tagalog-on-Site
- Spokesman for President Estrada
- Philippine Congressman


* List of 46 confirmed speakers, as of 2/4/99. Check back for updates.


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