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2020 Fil Policy Symposium

2020 Annual Fil Policy Symposium
February 1, 2020
Cal State University East Bay, Hayward

A partnership between LEAD Filipino and UC Davis’ Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies, we want you to join our statewide Steering Committee of ~12 Fil Am CBOs, nonprofits, and student groups in our shared 2020 Annual Fil Policy Symposium on February 1, 2020.

Join ~100 community educators, advocates, and activists from across California as we envision, identify, and strategize our 2020 Fil Advocacy at our State Capitol in Sacramento! The time for us to engage and design our shared future is now. What would happen if all 1.5 million of us showed up in Sacramento? Participate in this process, bring your folks, and help us re-imagine the future for California’s Fil Am community.

General Admission: $25
Student: $15
Register here

Background on Policy Symposium:

In 2018, we partnered with UC Davis’ Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies to co-host and co-lead a Statewide Fil Policy Symposium.

The genesis for the Statewide Fil Policy Symposium was situated in three realities:

  • The need to build the political agency of California’s Fil American community.
  • The need to involve our community in policy and legislative systems.
  • The need to form a united front in Sacramento on key quality of life issues that impact Fil American communities.

Engaging Fil American community-based organizations (CBOs), nonprofits, and student organizations from across California, our inaugural 2018 Annual Fil Policy Symposium featured community leaders and advocates from a series of health/human service organizations, elected, and appointed officials, all discussing salient public policy issues that are currently impacting our community.

Special guest speakers included: Former City of Davis Mayor Ruth Admundson, Secretary of Appointments for Gov. Brown Mona Pasquil, and Genevieve Jopanda the CoS to Treasurer Fiona Ma.

In day-long Symposium, the 2018 Annual Fil Policy event focused on statewide issues related to Ethnic Studies, Workers’ Rights, and Housing Affordability and Tenant Protections.

In our assembly of 100 attendees, we identified our 2019 Annual Fil Advocacy Day legislative and policy platform:

  1. AB 331 (Ethnic Studies)
  2. $5 million for Domestic Workers Outreach and Education Fund
  3. ABs 1481 and 1482: Anti-Rent Gouging and Just Cause Evictions


Angelica Cortez

Kevin Suarez
Advocacy Organizer