2020 VIRTUAL MERIENDA SERIES

Merienda #1: Saturday, May 2, 2020 - Filipinos Lead in Government
  • Moderated by: Jessica Caloza, PALAD President
  • Featured Speakers:
    • Congressman Adam Schiff (CA-28)

    • Congressman TJ Cox (CA-21)

    • Assemblymember Rob Bonta, District 18

    • Mayor Pro Tem Rachelle Arizmendi, City of Sierra Madre

Merienda #2: Saturday, May 9, 2020 - Filipinos Lead in Politics
  • Moderated by: Bianca Nepales-Gervacio, PALAD Vice President of Programs
  • Featured Speakers:
    • Hon. Herb J. Wesson, Jr., Council President Emeritus, City of Los Angeles
    • Hon. Mark E. Pulido, Former Mayor & Councilmember, City of Cerritos

    • John Santos, AAPI Political Director, Democratic National Committee

Merienda #3: Saturday, May 16, 2020 - Filipinos Lead in Healthcare
  • Moderated by: Vicky Perez, RN, BSN & PALAD Vice President of Programs
  • Featured Speakers:
    • Zenei Triunfo-Cortez, RN & President of National Nurses United

    • Dr. Antonio Moya, MD MPH

    • Aqui Soriano Versoza, Founder & Executive Director, Pilipino Workers Center (PWC)

    • Gennie D. Samala, Client Care Coordinator, Special Service for Groups (SSG) SILVER

Merienda #4: Saturday, May 23, 2020 - Filipinos Lead in Immigration
  • Moderated by: Jaime Geaga, PALAD Vice President of Communications
  • Featured Speakers:
    • Dr. Robyn Magalit Rodriguez, Founding Director of the Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies, UC Davis

    • Dr. Anthony Ocampo, Author of The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race

    • Set Hernandez Rongkilyo, undocumented filmmaker and organizer

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