Alaskero Partnership

Alaskero Partnership logoThe 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
Email.  gabrieljmgarcia@uaa.alaska.edu

Group photo from 2015 Filipino American History Month event

2015 Filipino American History Month event


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
Filipino History Month Celebration flyer 2016


 Gabe and Marivi at Alaskero event

 

Another great Alaskero event! A big thank you to author Marivi Soliven for being our guest.

 

 

 

 
Tuesday,  September 27, 2016 1:00โ€“ 2:30 p.m. 
UAA Campus Bookstore, Bookstore, 2901 Spirit Way, Anchorage, AK 99508

Alaskero event Mango Bride flyer 2016

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, โ€œoffers 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.โ€

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 repstein2@alaska.edu or 786-4782 or Dr. Gabriel M. Garcia at gabrieljmgarcia@uaa.alaska.edu.


Past Projects

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.

Filipino American History Month October 2015 flyer

Filipino American History Month 2014
Filipino American History Month 2012
Filipino American History Month 2011
Filipino American History Month 2010