FAEAC: teaching FilAm experience in education

I attended the Filipino American Educators Association of California (FAEAC) Conference in Sacramento on October 30th and 31st. A more detailed blog post on my experience at the conference can be found on my blog post at The Dress at 50. But I’m posting some pictures from the two-day event here.

My new inspiration: Mona Pasquil, opening keynote speaker and Appointments Secretary under Gov. Brown.
My new inspiration: Mona Pasquil, opening keynote speaker and Appointments Secretary under Gov. Brown.

 

Saturday lunchtime panel on the challenges and opportunities in Filipino American studies.
Saturday lunchtime panel on the challenges and opportunities around Filipino-American studies.

 

Honored to be listed along with Bulosan and Vera Cruz as sample literature to be used for incorporating Filipino American contributions to the farm labor movement  in the California school curriculum. Thanks to Professor Robyn Magalit Rodriguez.
Honored to be listed along with Bulosan and Vera Cruz as sample literature to be used for incorporating Filipino-American contributions to the farm labor movement in the California school curriculum. Thanks to Professor Robyn Magalit Rodriguez of the University of California at Davis, who presented on how to implement AB123.

 

FAEAC generously included me in the closing event. I talked about how taking Asian American Studies classes in college - at UC Davis - literally changed my life. Personally, I got closer to my father, appreciating all he had done as an immigrant in America, and as a writer, embracing the passion in capturing my parents' history.
FAEAC generously included me in the closing event. I talked about how taking Asian American Studies classes in college – at UC Davis – literally changed my life. Personally, I got closer to my father, appreciating all he had done as an immigrant in America, and as a writer, embracing the passion in capturing my parents’ history. (Photo credit by Linda Canlas. Thank you, Linda!)

 

Closing keynote by West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, who turned his city around and made its residents proud.
Closing keynote by West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, who turned his city around and made its residents proud.

 

While some attendees had left before the closing dinner and keynote, the rest of us got in a group shot.
While some attendees had left before the closing dinner and keynote, the rest of us got in a group shot.

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