The Alaskero Partnership Organizers is a workgroup of Filipino American UAA faculty and community members seeking to increase visibility, vitality, and sense of community among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (API), especially youth. Strategies used to accomplish these goals involve researching and addressing issues among API communities and providing API content driven educational programs in order reinforce the importance of education as a source of empowerment and positive change.
Contact the Alaskero Partnership Organizers (APO):
Dr. Gabriel Garcia
Associate Professor of Public Health
University of Alaska Anchorage, Department of Health Sciences
T. 907.786.6532 | F. 907.786.6572
October is Filipino American History Month
"Filipino American History Month Celebration"
Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Spenard Recreation Center
Another great Alaskero event! A big thank you to author Marivi Soliven for being our guest.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 1:00– 2:30 p.m.
UAA Campus Bookstore, Bookstore, 2901 Spirit Way, Anchorage, AK 99508
Author Marivi Soliven presents The Mango Bride and A Frank Talk about Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities and the Filipino Diaspora
Marivi Soliven has worked as an interpreter for immigrant survivors of domestic violence.
Her book The Mango Bride, “offers a personal glimpse into extreme poverty in Manila
and what growing up in deprivation can do to someone. The book explains how the mail-bride
system works (horribly) and how women who try to escape their misery for a life of
dreams sometimes become trapped in a nightmare.”
Topics addressed at the event include the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the Filipino diaspora, and the Saving Beverly movement.
Sponsors for this event include Department of Health Sciences,Alaskero Partnership Organizers,Alaskeros Kasamahan, Center for Community Engagement & Learning.
There is free parking for this event in the South Lot, Sports Complex NW Lot, West
Campus Central Lot, Sports Campus West Lot.
For more information contact Rachel Epstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 786-4782 or Dr. Gabriel M. Garcia at email@example.com.
The October 17, 2015 Filipino American History Month celebration event in Lucy Cuddy Hall featured a short documentary "Delano Manongs" as well as a Filipino dinner and presentation by Chef Yana Gilbuena.