FilAm Arts presnets artistic responses centered around the concept of "Coughing while Asian", as a means to spark discussion within the Asian American Pacific Islander communities and check in on our mental health and wellbeing in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic.As we end Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrations ,"Coughing While Asian", will be moderated by Joel Tan, current social impact director from 1Heart Hub in Hawaii, he will explore the role of the AAPI artist in context to today's COVID19 climate and discuss the role of the cultural practitioner.Filipino American Artists Giovanni Ortega presents his video work "Coyotes that Swing", while Jessica Alampay presents the short film, "Travel is Prohibited". Writer Karen Huie monologue entitled "JUST.LIKE.YOU.", to be read by actress Jennifer Chang. Cultural Bearer and Practioner Lane Wilcken will present his cultural practice of "batok" and the relevance of cultural empowerment at this time.After presentations of artistic responses, panelists from various sectors join in on the conversation. Dr. Jeannie Celestial, Dr. Christine Catipon, Aqui Soriano of Pilipino Workers Center , Actor Dante Basco Center, Cristal Ami, Chairperson of Andrés Bonifacio Samahan Broadway Actress Diane Phelan, Tremendous PR founder, Jeremiah Abraham and many more.
March 29, 2020- First Ever FilipinA Festival-Women's Month in March is an opportunity for all communities of women to celebrate their contributions and collective power in society. We gather to celebrate the Filipina American, the first event of this kind, honoring the women in the FilAm diasporic communities that continue to create their own path.In light of the COVID-19 climate, we are reimagining this celebration online!