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Jeepney Jam at the Garden at the Flea (June 2023)
Queer Lakbay Summit (June 2023)
Connect the Bay: LEAD Filipino by Northern California Public Media (May 2023)
The Filipino Channel ABS-CBN News Piece on Delano Manongs Park (Nov 2022)
San José Delano Manongs Park Launch Video (Nov 2022)
San José Delano Manongs Park Featured on ABC 7 (Oct 2022)
2020 Statewide Filipinx Policy Symposium featured on Balitang America (Feb 2020)
LEAD Filipino Founder Dr. Gel Cortez presents “Our Organization’s Journey” as part of the San Jose Public Library’s 2021 AAPI Heritage Month Speaker Series.
LEAD Filipino Board Member, Alexandria Chu, speaks at the opening of San Jose’s Delano Manongs Park (April 2021)

Angelica Cortez, LEAD Filipino, guest speaks at Ding Ding TV (May 2019)

3rd Annual Fly Pinays Leadership Summit on Balitang America (Mar 2019)

Press Releases

Jeepney Jam 2023 (6.12.23)

Asian American Voter Empowerment Project Launched To Increase Voter Turnout In LA (5.24.23)

Meredith Curry Nunez named as LEAD Filipino’s Inaugural Board Chair (2.9.23)

Official Ribbon-Cutting for Delano Manongs Park to Honor the Contributions of the Filipino American Community in the Farmworker Labor Movement in the 1960s (11.3.22)

FACTsj Presents Filipino American History Month Flag Raising & Lighting Ceremony at San Jose City Hall (10.12.22)

Stanford Cancer Study Officially Launches (8.15.22)

L.E.A.D Filipino to partner with Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI) in major action study with Santa Clara County FilAm communities (1.26.22)

L.E.A.D Filipino Establishes Mama Verang and Lola Remi Scholarship Fund to Financially Assist FilAm College Students (4.12.21)

Meredith “Mer” Curry joins LEAD Filipino’s Board of Directors (2.1.2021)

Angelica Cortez named first Vice President of Racial Justice & Equity of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (1.5.2021)


MeSearch: Featuring Filipino Perspectives

In this episode of MeSearch, we discuss college admissions and affirmative action in the United States. On Thursday June 28, 2023, the US Supreme Court ended race conscious admission programs at colleges and universities across the country. So what does this all mean and why do we as Filipino Americans need to know about this?

MeSearch: Featuring Filipino Perspectives

In this episode Dr. Cortez shares the story behind LEAD Filipino, calls attention to prominent Filipino figures as well as movements, and shares how she takes care of her mental health as a leader in the community.

Articles & Features

How San Jose’s New Delano Manongs Park is Paying Homage to Filipino Farmworkers – KRON 4 News (Apr 2021)

San Jose Pays Tribute to Filipino Farmworkers with Delano Manongs Park – The Asian Journal (Apr 2021)

San Jose Names Park in Honor of Filipino American Community – CBS San Francisco (Apr 2021)

San Jose AAPI Leaders Decry Lack of Representation in Biden’s Cabinet Picks (Jan 2021)

Building Leadership Skills at the Fly Pinays Leadership Summit (Mar 2019)

2nd Annual Fly Pinays Leadership Summit (March 2018)

Jay Page: A Fly Pinay for Community Based Education (May 2018)

NBC Bay Area (May 2017)

Filipino-Americans An Emerging Power | ABS-CBN (Nov 2016)

Advocates Vow To Stand vs. U.S. Anti-Immigrant Policies | Rappler (Dec 2016)

Know Your Rights Clinic with Fil Am Nonprofits (February 2017)

Fly Pinays “Mentor & Mentee Dialogues” at Google (June 2017)