Bulosan Center conference slated for May 28-29; accepting proposals till April 15th

Writer and union organizer Carlos Bulosan. Photo: University of Washington Libraries

The Bulosan Center for Filipinx Studies, UC Berkeley PASS, and UC Davis Bridge are excited to announce the second research conference, set for May 28-29, 2021. Held virtually, this conference continues the first conference’s conversations and dialogues around Filipino Studies’ legacy and scholar activism.

Students, community organizers, professionals, and community members are invited to submit panel proposals, workshops, and academic papers falling under the study, movement, and community of Filipino and Filipino-American studies. Individuals are limited to one submission of a proposal for a 45-minute workshop, panel, or working paper.

This year’s conference theme is “Healing, Care, and Resistance.”

“Given the continuing pandemic and political climate, our communities have been forced to alter ways of building, organizing, caring, healing, and resistance. This conference hopes to shine light on how our Filipina/o/x community organizes, heals, and builds community both within the U.S. context, in the homeland, and throughout the diaspora,” the organizers state in their announcement.

“This conference invites conversations, research, and discussions on transnational activisms, virtual care, healing work, artivism, and various modes of community building.”

The conference welcomes potential workshops, discussions, research, and community work focused on the lived experiences of the transnational Filipinos and the positionality of Filipino individuals across nations, identities, and experiences.

Although the conference theme is “Healing, Care, and Resistance,” it also welcomes submissions focused on various topics including:

-Immigration and migration
-Resistance against patriarchal norms and forces within the Filipino community
-Anti-fascism and Anti-racism Work
-The politics and cultures of Filipino communities
-Queer and LGBT issues within the Filipino community
-Issues of education and activism in regards to the Filipino communities
-Health and health policy
-Filipino and Filipino-American histories, narratives, and movements
-Other issues and topics within the realms of Filipino studies or the Filipino community at large

Guidelines for Submission

1. You are only allowed to submit and present up to once for this conference. Submissions may be completed through our CFP submission form at tinyurl.com/BuloConference2021
2. All participants must register for the conference (registration is free and will be available soon)
3. Each session is limited to 45 minutes total. All submissions should be typed and double-spaced, emailed to thebulosancenter@gmail.com by April 15th, 2021. All submissions should be accompanied by a brief 1-page CV for each participant. All notifications and announcements will be made by e-mail. Please make sure each presenter’s contact information is included with your submission.
4. Presenters are expected to facilitate their own panels, presentations, and/or workshops.

Additional information is available here:  tinyurl.com/BuloConference2021

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