COVID-19 Response

To our members, organizers, student leaders, and families —

Since the coronavirus shook our world globally, a mere several weeks ago, our organization – while being run through grassroots coordination – has worked tirelessly and sensitively to adjust our programs, postpone events, and prepare for our future together.

As we’re nestled in San Jose, resident in the County of Santa Clara, you can imagine that we’re monitoring and adhering to our local public health directives with bated breath. On Monday, March 16th, 5 Bay Area counties issued “shelter-in-place” orders which has rippled through our educational, public, and private systems. This order will remain in place till April 7th, with the high chances of an extension.

We’re certainly keeping a watchful eye on the minute-by-minute developments, but are well aware that we will continue to make organizational and programmatic decisions the best we can, with the information we have.

Recognizing that local, regional, state, and federal changes are quire dynamic, with ever-evolving protocols and safety measures, we want to remain an open, educational and community-based resource the best that we can, during this time.

At this time, we have postponed the following LEAD Filipino – collaborative and produced events:

  • Postponed: 2020 Annual Fly Pinays Leadership Summit (Announcing new date in April)
  • Postponed: Tech Tour with Cisco’s Filipino Professionals Network (FPN)
  • Postponed: 2020 Statewide Fil Advocacy Day in Sacramento

To coalesce with recent movements to shift programming and events to virtual settings, we’re planning to offer our following programs online:

  • Virtual: Census educational workshops
  • Virtual: Fil Steering Committee policy work groups on Civic Engagement

Please continue to stay vigilant, safe, and well during this time. Shelter-in-place orders aren’t a legal mandate, but please exercise judicious decision-making when choosing to go into stores or settings for your essential services, as limiting community exposure is the only way to suss out the increased transmission and infection rates that are consistently rising.

To ensure that you’re receiving our organization’s invitations on upcoming workshops and virtual sessions, please message us here.

Be well,

LEAD Filipino

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