Extra Credit Assignment #3
Due via e-mail before Monday, October 25
One to two pages, up to 20 points
This assignment has two parts.
Part 1: Attend the book launching of Ating Kalagayan by Professor Peter Chua of San Jose State University:
Thursday, October 21, 2010
California History Center
In celebration of Filipino American History Month, APAX (Asian Pacific American Expressions) invites the campus community and social justice advocates for Dr. Peter Chua's Ating Kalagayan - The Social and Economic Profile of U.S. Filipinos. Ating Kalagayan presents the often invisible social conditions of Filipinos in the U.S. and their need to build an equitable future in a multiracial country and rapidly changing world. It brings together the most comprehensive demographic data available on U.S. Filipinos, unique tabulated information on economic classes and social groups of U.S. Filipinos, and knowledge and analysis from ordinary people, academic researchers, and members of grassroots organizations. Dr. Chua will focus his discussion on the particular conditions and issues of Filipinos in Santa Clara County.
Part 2: Describe your experience and e-mail a written response to me.
Maybe tell a story, or dwell on a particularly memorable image or other
part of your experience. Before the book launching you should reflect on your experience
either as a Filipino or as a non-Filipino living among Filipinos. Dr. Chua is a professor
at San Jose State University, so you might ask him about issues pertaining to students
here in Santa Clara County. There will be a time during the book launching for you
to ask questions, so try to bring a question for Dr. Chua. If you participate in the
discussion you can write about your participation in your response.