FANHS – San Francisco Chapter

Filipino American National Historical Society

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FANHS San Francisco Bay Area Conference

Presented by San Francisco Chapter—FANHS
Filipino American National Historical Society

Leadership through Identity and Legacy—
Filipino American Experiences

Our History of Leadership, Practical Knowledge
and Career Skills for Young Filipino Americans

Saturday, January 21, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Center
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132

Registration Fees Prior to Event:
Students and seniors: $6 / Community: $11
On-site Registration Fees:
Students and seniors: $8 / Community: $12

Extra Donations Welcome

Conference Schedule

8:00 AM
Coffee/Tea and On-site Registration

9:00 AM
Introductory Remarks 
• Master of Ceremonies: James Sobredo [CSU–Sacramento]
• Welcome, Conference Goal and Appreciation: Jason Agpaoa [SF FANHS President] and Eleazar Malabanan [SFSU Student Representative]
• Keynote Remarks: Honorable Rob Bonta [CA Assemblyman]
• The Day's Logistics

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Jack Adams Hall

Plenary Session: Leadership through Re-vitalization of Our Communities: Stockton Case Study 
This session summarizes the experience of revitalizing the Stockton Filipino American community with practical and effective lessons in Filipino American leadership.
Presenters: Dillon Delvo, Stockton Manilatown Center;
Professor Dawn Boholano Mabalon, History Dept., SFSU

10:15 AM - 3:00 PM
Hallway/Area outside Jack Adams Hall

Book Sales
Carayan Press, Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc. [PAWA]
• Eastwind Books of Berkeley

Richard Oakes Multicultural Center
Open Forum for Talk Story
Facilitators: Janet Stickmon, Lisa Suguitan Melnick

Rigoberta Menchú Hall
Terry Bautista's Filipino American History Timeline
Abe Ignacio's Forbidden Book Exhibit

Employment Recruiters
• Cisco Systems Recruiters
• Twitter Recruiters


10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Jack Adams Hall 
Panel #1: Education as First Steps in Leadership
• Leadership Pipeline: Pin@y Educational Partnerships–PEP
This session demonstrates PEP as an effective service learning program via partnerships with the university, public schools, and the community to train students who want to pursue careers in education or community service.
Presenters: Arlene Daus-Magbual, Organizational Director, PEP

• Relevance and Value of Filipino American Studies/Ethnic Studies for Leadership and Careers
This session provides several answers to the question, " What is the relevance and value of Filipino American/Ethnic Studies, for individual students, for communities of color, the US. and the world?"
Presenters: Professor Dan Phil Gonzales [SFSU],
Oscar Peñaranda [Author],
and Professor Catherine Ceniza Choy [U.C. Berkeley]

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Jack Adams Hall 

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Jack Adams Hall 

Panel #2: Leadership, Civic Engagement, and Economic Power for Social Justice
• Civic and Corporate Leadership
This session showcases the long history of activism in the Filipino American community and several tangible results including elected or appointed officials, successful programs, and strategic policies/laws. It also highlights effective entrepreneurs, successful job search/promotion strategies, and relevant fund raising strategies or community empowerment.
Presenters: Dean Grafilo [Chief of Staff for Assemblyman Rob Bonta],
Ron Muriera [San Jose Arts Commission],
P.J. Quesada [Ramar Foods]
• Civic and Corporate Leadership for Social Justice
Presenter: William R. Tamayo [EEOC]

2:15 PM
Jack Adams Hall 

• Acknowledgements and Appreciation
• Arts and Culture Performance: Lorenz Dumuk  

2:30 PM
End of Conference

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Jack Adams Hall 
FANHS–SF Bay Area Merienda
• Performance: Sammay Dizon and Group

3:30 PM
End of Merienda


For more information or questions, please contact FANHS–SF at

To register for the conference, you may pay the fee through Paypal by clicking below. Please select accordingly: Senior/Student–$6.00, for all others: Community—$11.00. We will email you to confirm payment and registration.

You may also send a check for registration to FANHS-SF postmarked by Saturday, January 14, 2017 to
FANHS-SF, 60 Valdez Avenue, San Francisco, 94112.

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We appreciate your donation to FANHS-SF.

1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132

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