August 11, 2018
For the past three summers our small – but mighty – San Jose-based grassroots organization has provided a free and accessible Filipino Studies and Civic Engagement course known as “Awareness in Action” for students, young adults, and families to come share, engage, and open their minds to the Filipin@ experience in America.
The Awareness in Action Program (AAP) is a labor of love developed by our group’s organizer-educators and led by Jay Page, our Head Organizer for Educational Programs. Throughout the year our organizing team works on creating, vetting, and presenting workshops that touch on aspects of Filipin@ history, sociology, psychology and identity to re-energize our Awareness in Action Program (AAP) every summer. In short, you don’t get the same AAP each year – as we constantly push ourselves to bring forth new content, relevant discussions, and dope guest speakers that activate our community’s fight in social, economic, and human justice.
Come Monday, August 20, we’ll be celebrating the completion of our 3rd Awareness in Action Program at Roosevelt Community Center in San Jose – kamayan style!
The Summer Paalam is open to everyone in our community. We’ll be asking for small donations at the door to support our work, but no one will be turned away! Come one, come all!