Presentation, panel, and Filipino food with
KmB (Kabataang maka-Bayan) (Instagram: @kmb_la)
When: This Thursday, November 16th, 4:30-7 p.m. (Event 4:30-6 p.m., Dinner 6-7 p.m.)
Where: McConnell Founder’s Room (Pitzer, above McConnell dining hall); attendees will be directed to CAPAS (Pitzer, Mead 132 next to the Pitzer Writing Center) afterward for dinner
What: CAPAS is hosting a panel event on Filipino immigration and labor, understanding the historical waves of movement that have occurred between the Philippines and the U.S. as connected to broader systems of exploitative foreign policy, U.S. empire, and (neo)colonialism. Oral histories and community archives are one way of making visible the violence of these systems while centering collective memory and asserting that the personal is political.
Who: We’re hosting a guest speaker from KmB (Instagram: @kmb_la), a local progressive youth organization that mobilizes around issues in Historic Filipinotown and the greater LA area. In conversation with KmB will be Professors Todd Honma and JoAnna Poblete from Pitzer and CGU respectively, whose research interests intersect with our event themes of im/migration, labor, and empire. Afterwards, there will be a dinner at CAPAS catered from a local Filipino restaurant for anyone who wants to continue the conversation in a less formal environment.
This event is co-sponsored by the Pitzer Pasifika Asian Student Union and the Pitzer Campus Life Committee.