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⭐ Filipino Cultural Summit

October 7, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us at the intersection of history and community as we explore the journey and enduring legacy of Filipino Americans in Hawaiʻi. Engage in interactive workshops, hear inspiring stories, and connect with like-minded students and young professionals. Together, we’ll celebrate the Filipino heritage and forge a legacy for future generations. 

 🇵🇭 Filipino Cultural Summit 
Saturday, October 7 
Doors open: 9:00 am 
Program: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm 
Leeward Community College – Puʻuloa Campus
96-045 Ala ʻIke, Pearl City, HI 


 💎 Panel Discussion: Who are we, where did we come from, where are we going? 
Panelists: Roderick Labrador, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa; Lydia Querian, Daily Malong; Randy Soriano, Hawaiʻi LGBT Legacy Foundation 
Moderated by Wayland Quintero, Leeward Community College 

 ➡️ Allyship and the Stories We Tell Each Other and the Stories We Tell Ourselves 
Jeff Orig, Orig Media 

 ➡️ Storytelling Through Generations: The Art of Oral History in Hawaiʻi 
Micah Mizukami, University of Hawaiʻi Center for Oral History 

 ➡️ Fostering Mental Wellness Within Filipino Culture
Chachie Abara, Filipino Mental Health Initiative – Hawai’i 

 💎 Ultimate Filipino Trivia Showdown 
Hosted by Jenavee Viernes-Espiritu, Sariling Gawa Youth Council 

 💎 Dungdungwen Kanto: A Song and Dance of Eternal Love 
Dance lesson taught by Rovie Jay Dacumos, Mendoza Philippine Dance Group 

 ➡️ Makibaka: The Face of an Activist 
Johnny Verzon, Operation Manong & Bernadette Ledesma, Keiki o ka ‘Āina! 

 ➡️ Naimas! The Rise of Filipino Foodways in Hawai’i
Shannon Cristobal, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 

 ➡️ Filipino Curriculum Project: For Students. By Students. 
Filipino Curriculum Student Collaborators 

Follow us on Instagram or Facebook for full descriptions of each breakout session leading up to our event. 

$20 per person
🎫 Register by September 30: https://givebutter.com/fcs23 
Note it’s optional to add a donation and/or tip to your ticket purchase. You may choose “other” to clear the default tip amount. 

Lunch is optional. We welcome participants 13 years and older and all communities interested in learning more about Filipino culture. 
Questions? Contact [email protected]


💛 Filipino Jaycees of Honolulu: https://www.filipinojaycees.org/ 
💙 Leeward Community College Pamantasan Committee: http://www.leeward.hawaii.edu/Pamantasan2020 
❤️ Leeward Community College Filipino Studies: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1786765298329174 
💚 Sariling Gawa Youth Council: http://sarilinggawa.org/ 

Mahalo to our sponsor 🤙🏽 
The Mariano-Soquena Foundation: https://mariano-soquenafoundation.org/


October 7, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Leeward Community College, 96-045 Ala `Ike, Pearl City, HI 96782, USA