SiGAw offers an array of public workshops for your next conference, college/university, or group event. Our workshops are adaptable for youth and adults ages 13+ for a small honorarium. Below is the updated workshop menu for the 2010-2011 academic year. Please contact Bev at email@example.com to reserve your next workshop!
OUR AMERICA: OUR PERSONAL MIGRATION STORIES
Where do we come from and how did we get here? What does it mean to be an immigrant?Over 3,000 Filipinos leave the Philippines everyday, mostly for economic reasons. This workshop seeks to expand on the major waves of migration to the US and the motivating factors behind migration. We will also share our own personal migration stories to illustrate how migration has affected us as Filipino immigrants and Filipino-Americans alike.
iVOW TO FIGHT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Have you taken the Vow? This workshop seeks to expand the definition and awareness of violence against Filipino women to include not only sex trafficking, but also domestic violence, rape, sexual harassment, and economic violence through migration and more. We will discuss and critically analyze “The 7 Deadly Sins Against Women”. By fully recognizing its presence in our community, both Pinays and Pinoys can work together towards designing collective actions that combat violence against women in our daily lives. This workshop is in congruence with GABRIELA-USA’s national campaign “iVOW”.
PINAY HERSTORIES: A HISTORY OF FILIPINAS
Filipinas have always held an important position in Filipino culture and history. From the Babaylans to the women of GABRIELA Women’s Partylist, Pinays have always been a dynamic presence. This discussion traces the periods of Philippine history from pre-colonial Philippines, to Spanish colonization, to Japanese and American occupation, to the present with a focus on the presence and contributions of Pinays. A portion of the workshop will also examine our own herstories and those of women we know in the context of the greater Filipina herstory.
PINAYISM 101: FEMINISM AND TRANSNATIONAL RESISTANCE WITH A PINAY PERSPECTIVE
FEMINISM?! What does it mean? Is it empowering? Does it have negative connotations? For many, feminism is an abstract concept that can be hard to pin down or simply a label that doesn’t apply. This workshop will explore the different perceptions we have of Pinays and the different forms of oppression we face as women of color. We’ll look into how Pinays have responded to their situation to survive and resist, while creating a understanding of what pinayism is and how to navigate shared spaces among the sexes. The workshop is about building between the sexes and breaking down generalizations and miscommunication.
LGBTIQ AND PIN@Y: UNDERSTANDING QUEER ISSUES IN THE CONTEXT OF PHILIPPINE/
FIL-AM CULTURE AND HISTORY
What does it mean to be LGBTIQ? What does it mean to be Pin@y, tibak, bakla? This workshop seeks to explore and understand issues impacting the queer community. A common language will be built as participants learn about homophobia, transphobia, heterosexism, and more. We will examine LGBTIQ history and experience with a special focus on LGBTIQ Pin@y personal stories of oppression, struggle, resistance, and identity.
CUTTING AWAY SOCIETY’S CAGE: STENCILING FOR THE RIGHT TO OUR TRUE SELVES
Out of the womb and into the box of what society considers “normal.” The stifling labels and expectations forced upon us to fit the description of a boy or a girl strips us of our basic right to identify with, and express our gender and sexuality as we feel truly fits who we are. What happens when these rights are taken from us - when we are forced to be something we are not, or our lives are cut short by hateful ignorance? Explore the beauty in the depth and vastness of our sexualities through the art of stenciling. Find the thread that binds us together in our common struggles for the liberation of our people.