8/28/10 National Alliance for Filipino Concerns NOR-CAL Regional Summit

The National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) and its member organizations in Northern California—San Francisco State University’s League of Filipino Students (LFS), Filipino Community Support (FOCUS) of Silicon Valley, Filipino Community Center (FCC), Liwanag Kultural Center (LKC), and San Francisco Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (SF CHRP)—are pleased to invite you to the NAFCON-Northern California Regional Summit. NAFCON is an alliance committed to advancing the rights and welfare of Filipinos, celebrating our culture and history, and building unity amongst those living and working in the United States.

Our conference will be held on August 28, 2010 at the Local 2 Hiring Hall at 209 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA from 9:30 AM-6:00 PM. The day-long Summit will bring together various Filipino organizations, ally organizations, and individuals concerned about pressing issues affecting Filipinos and other immigrant/marginalized groups.

The objectives of the conference are as follows:

a. To engage in dialogue with the Filipino community in Northern California regarding current issues in the Philippines and in the United States that affect the daily lives of our community members;

b. To strengthen bonds amongst NAFCON-Northern California’s member organizations;

c. To provide a space for networking and building alliances with other Filipino organizations for future cooperation; and

d. To socialize and celebrate Filipino heritage and culture.

The regional summit will also feature a book launch and signing for Peter Chua’s Ating Kalagayan. Translating to “Our Situation,” Chua’s book is thus far the most comprehensive demographic analysis of the social and economic conditions of Filipinos in the United States. His work will allow Filipino organizations and individuals throughout the country to streamline research on the Filipino American community.

Click here to RSVP!

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