'Philippines in Focus' - Exploring the Filipino community in Melbourne and Australia - Launch event

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The launch event of our ‘Philippines in Focus’ seminar series, an initiative of La Trobe Asia.

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Date:
Wednesday 19 October 2022 06:00 pm until Wednesday 19 October 2022 07:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
La Trobe Asia
asia@latrobe.edu.au; www.latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
La Trobe Asia
Type of Event:
Public Lecture

The launch event of our ‘Philippines in Focus’ seminar series, an initiative of La Trobe Asia.

Join us for the first session of our Philippines in Focus seminar series and launch of the Philippine-Australia Forum at La Trobe University with support from the gift of deed provided by the Philippine government and Consulate-General in Melbourne.

We have invited three guest speakers for our panel discussion who are well-known and involved with the growth of the Filipino community in Melbourne. Our guests have helped create the community as a space for Filipinos to feel at home, stay rooted in Filipino culture while encouraging multicultural exchange with surrounding communities.

Panel:

  • May Red Zafra, English & Filipino Language Teacher
  • Raine Cabral Laysico, Philippine Times Columnist
  • Melvin Mata, Mechanical Engineering / Media Person/ Community Servant and Leader / Sports and Youth

Moderators:

Francis Sollano and Rei Fortes, La Trobe University

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The 'Philippines in Focus' seminar series will highlight Philippine related research at La Trobe University from all disciplines, allowing conversation and analysis on specialised topics with academics and experts.

You can choose to join us for one, two or more seminars on the Philippines

Each seminar will have a 45 min presentation followed by 15 min Q&A.

An initiative of La Trobe Asia supported by a donation from the Philippine Consulate General in Australia and the Philippine Government to advance Philippine studies at La Trobe University.

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