Art As a Political Weapon
Art is not just for art’s sake. Art is expressed, analyzed and used to educate, inspire and invigorate. Various forms of art expression can be utilized to understand cultural experiences and struggles, especially for relaying political messages in an accessible manner to the community to ultimately inspire action towards greater social change. This workshop will leave participants with a basic understanding of how they can use visual art, writing/spoken word, and music to overcome apathy and raise social consciousness.
Pro-People Guide to Political Lobbying
Lobbying is: free speech; one way to petition the government for the redress of grievances; influencing decision-making bodies to propose, pass, defeat, or change potential, or existing laws. Or, lobbying is just telling your legislators how you feel. Do the research. Know the issue. Take action. Anyone and everyone can lobby. Like you. Seriously.
What Does Black/Filipino Solidarity Look Like?
From the Buffalo Soldiers during the Philippine-American War to the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the black community has literally put their own lives on the line so that Filipinos could have independence and freedom. How do we show up for black lives today?
The Farmworker Movement’s Filipino Roots
Everyone remember Cesar Chavez. But what about Larry Itliong, Philip Vera Cruz, and the Delano Manongs? Uncover where the true origins of the momentous labor movement began — with the Filipino agricultural workers.
Forgotten Filipino American WWII Veterans
Since the Rescission Act passed in 1946, our Filipino American veterans have had their military service gone unrecognized by the US. Learn more about the current efforts being made to remedy this great injustice.
The State of Pilipinx Studies
Everyone benefits when taking an ethnic studies course; whether you are pursuing a career in the arts, humanities, social sciences, or physical sciences, cultural competency is relevant to all professional fields. Ethnic studies should be a requirement, not an elective! This workshop examines Pilipinx Studies, discussing its historical characteristics, importance, and development while presenting avenues to actively establish and sustain our relevant education. We will be providing organizing skills and how they translate on and off campus.
Organizing for Social Change
Gain the right skills and tools to organize for social change. First, identify an issue by analyzing considerations of the issue’s impact on your community. Once an issue is identified, complete a step by step strategy to serve as your organizing roadmap. Doing the work to set goals, find resources, reach out to allies, investigate targets, and decide on tactics will ground your objectives in reality, allowing you to actualize change and shift power to the people.
Peaceful Protests: Practical Tactics for De-Escalation
What do you do when an agitator is derailing your message or action? What if an organizer is in crisis? Participants will be provided scenarios and given hard skills for learning and practicing how to verbally de-escalate a situation. Open learning environment in which people of all skill levels are welcome.