Global Citizenship

Filipino American History Month


Filipino American History Month

October is Filipino American History Month. SMC is celebrating with three events below!

Lecture series is generously supported by Global Citizenship, additional co-sponsors: SMC History Department, SMC Ethnic Studies Department, and SMC APIDAA.

From 1898 to 2020: Filipinxs and Black Lives

Thursday, October 8 at 11:15 a.m.
Join on Zoom (October 8)

Jean-Paul R. deGuzmanJean-Paul R. deGuzman is an historian of 20th century America with a particular focus on comparative racialization, urban history, Asian Americans, and Los Angeles. His book project, tentatively entitled A Touch of Danger: Southern California's San Fernando Valley and the Racial Politics of An American Dream, explores how communities of color claimed and contested that iconic American space. He is currently a faculty member in the Department of History at Windward School and teaches in UCLA's Asian American Studies Department and Interracial Dynamics General Education Cluster. Among his recent invited talks is “Asian Americans and the Politics of Racial Solidarity,” given at SMC for the Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2019.

Filipina Women’s Struggle For Liberation Under U.S. Imperialism

Tuesday, October 13 at 11:15 a.m
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Terrie Cervas and Audine Tayag

Terrie Cervas is the Secretary General of GABRIELA USA. She began her involvement with the Philippine national democratic movement in 2005 and has since organized artists, women, and migrant workers. She helped found the Los Angeles chapter of GABRIELA in 2009 and has served on the National Executive Committee of GABRIELA USA since its establishment that same year.

Audine Tayag is the Chair of GABRIELA Los Angeles. She has been organizing Filipino Americans and immigrants with the Philippine National Democratic Movement since 2017. She also works in progressive advocacy, particularly for women’s rights and immigrants rights, since 2013. 

The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race

Tuesday, October 27 at 11:15 a.m.
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Anthony Ocampo, Ph.D.Anthony Ocampo, Ph.D., is a scholar and writer who focuses on race, immigration, and LGBTQ issues. He is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Cal Poly Pomona and a Ford Foundation Fellow. He is the author of The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race, recently featured on NPR Morning Edition. Dr. Ocampo is currently working on his second book, To Be Brown and Gay in LA, which chronicles the lives of gay men of color from immigrant families.