Kamalayan Kollective

JFAV Teach-In

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Tuesday, November 10  |  7-9pm at the UCSD Cross-Cultural Center Library 

Kamalayan Kollective presents an Aralan (teach-in) about Justice for Filipino American Veterans.

For over the last 62 years Filipino World War II Veterans in the United States and the Philippines have been fighting for their rights to their benefits. Please join us as we engage ourselves in learning more about this injustice, and how we can fight for justice with the Veteranos and other peoples that this has impacted.

It is essential that we all come together as a community to learn more about this, especially in a time where policies are changing. Please come out and educate yourselves about the new policy changes or just find out more about our veterans if you don’t already know about it.

This is especially important that we learn, dialogue, heal and grow as a community so we can promote education and empowerment in our youth and young adult communities. This event welcomes ALL communities! Please come out to learn and grow in solidarity!


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November 5, 2009 at 4:47 pm

Week 6 Update

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Planning and General Meeting
This week we will be having a meeting at the Cross-Cultural Center’s ArtSpace from 7:00-8:30p.  We will be focusing on our plans for the rest of the quarter and will also have some activities that could help us de-stress in the middle of the quarter (midterms/papers, ack!).  We hope you can join us and come thru!

Upcoming Events

SPOKEN:  A critical look at queer spoken word poetry
Wednesday, November 4, 5-7PM at the UCSD LGBT RC Conference Room

In a time where the spoken word movement and slam poetry have become highly visible through productions such as Def Poetry Jam, many have turned to writing and performing spoken word poetry as a way to have a voice in their communities and in the nation as a whole.  We will take a look at recognized queer spoken word artists and poets that have created a voice for the LGBT community in the spoken word and slam world and will even learn how to create our own spoken word poetry.  Come for a night of storytelling, art and good vibes!  If you have any questions please feel free to email cmdatiles@gmail.com

SOCC 2009 Spoken Word Event
Friday, November 6, 5-7PM UCSD CCC Comunidad Room

In order to raise funds and publicize for the upcoming Students of Color Conference at UCSD, a spoken word event will be happening at the Cross Cultural Center on the 2nd floor of Price Center East, in the Comunidad Room. Come out to see UCSD students deliver their best stuff.  Donations will be accepted at the door ($5 recommended). All donations will go to benefit the Students of Color Conference.  Interested in performing? Email akenwort@ucsd.edu.

Winter 2010 Courses
Check out the Pilipina/o American Studies Courses that are being offered Winter Quarter 2010 at UCSD!  This is an opportunity for you to dialogue and engage in education centered around the Pilipina/o & Pilipina/o American experience.

Critical Gender Studies 104
Adv. Topics/Comparative Perspectives: “Asian Diasporas”
Harrod Suarez, Department of Ethnic Studies
#668811 TuTh 11:00am-12:20pm WLH 2209

In this course, students will develop a comparative and intersectional critical gender studies approach. What is a “comparative” perspective, after all? How do ideas about transnationalism, diaspora, and globalization help—or forestall—our attempts to understand gender, sexual, and racial issues across the world? We will look in particular at the issues surrounding Filipina women, both in the Philippines and around the world. Is it best to understand Filipina women, both in the Philippines and living abroad, as subordinate members exploited according to their racial and gender identities? Subversive agents of resistance? What, precisely, are their struggles, and what is the best way to understand them? How do other racialized, gendered subjects—Asian/Asian American/white/black/men/women—negotiate different contexts? We will pursue such questions by reading both fictional and critical literature, watching film, and engaging in discussion.

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November 3, 2009 at 12:17 am


Hello Friends!

Welcome to Kamalayan Kollective’s official WordPress site.  The site has been a long time coming and we’re excited that it is finally here!  Throughout the next few weeks things will be updated and added until we are finally finished, but we felt that now is the time to share the site with the public.  The goals of this site are the following:

  • To provide information about Kamlayan Kollective; our mission, purpose, goals, programs, upcoming events, etc.
  • To document our work
  • To raise awareness about issues that affect the Pinay/Pinoy, Pilipina/o, Pilipina/o American communities and more communities
  • To create awareness and accessibility to different resources on campus and in the community

Check our site out regularly as we will be updating it often!


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November 2, 2009 at 7:00 pm

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