2017: 2nd Cohort

Our 2nd Cohort of Awareness in Action Program graduates at the Summer Reception on August 28, 2017.

Awareness in Action 2017: 2nd Cohort

Every June to August, LEAD Filipino coordinates, organizes and provides Awareness in Action, a free eight-week program, open and accessible to all community members that have an interest and desire to learn more about Filipino/a American history, society and politics, and in turn, using their knowledge to incite more Filipinos/as into civic, public and political leadership.

In the summer of 2017, we hosted our 2nd Cohort for Awareness in Action. With a class of 15 participants, our 2017 group size nearly tripled from 2016 (5 students). We had students from SJSU, SCU, De Anza, CSUEB, and Ohlone involved in our program.

From June to August, we met every Monday evening from 6pm-8pm at Asian American Recovery Services (AARS) in San Jose and engaged our group in weekly workshops, featured guest speakers, and hosted 3 weekend Exposure Tours.

We celebrated everyone’s completion at our Summer Reception, complete with completion certificates, scholarship awards, and special words from El Cerrito Mayor Gabriel Quinto.

Our 2nd Cohort engages in a weekly AAP Worskhop in a deeper discussion on issues of addressing the stigmas of Mental Health in Filipino American culture, society and the community.
Our 2nd Cohort poses with the Manangs and Manongs of the Filipino Community Center down in Watsonville, during our Exposure Tour on August 12, 2017.
Our 2nd Cohort participates in a SoMa Pilipinas Exposure Tour on July 29, 2017.