You are cordially invited to the "RISE UP" Regional Empowerment Conference by National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA), sponsored by AARP Real Possibilities.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Clarion Hotel National City
700 National City Blvd., National City, CA 91950
Registration Fee: $40.00 per person
You may register online or at the door. If you are registering at the door, please make your check payable to NaFFAA Region 10.
Hotel rooms at the Clarion are available for conference attendees at the amazing group rate of $99.00.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Registration, Networking, Exhibit Booths, Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Plenary Sessions
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - Luncheon - Keynote Speaker: Audie Vergara, VOLLLUME
1:30 - 5:00 p.m. - Plenary Sessions
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Networking, Exhibit Booths
6:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Mega Mixer
Plenary Sessions will include:
- RISE FOR OUR SENIOR COMMUNITY - HEALTH / WELLNESS by AARP Real Possibilities
- RISE AND RESIST! PROTECTING OUR RIGHTS AS FILIPINO-AMERICANS
- RISE TO SUCCESS! ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: MADE IN THE PHILIPPINES
- RISE AND ROCK YOUR #FILAMVOTE: CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
- RISE AND ROAR! FILIPINA DAUGHTERS: GENERATIONAL VALUES
- RISE TOGETHER! IMMIGRATION, DREAMERS AND THE TRAVEL BAN
- ON THE RISE! SCHOOLS OVER PRISONS
- STATE OF THE FILIPINO-AMERICAN COMMUNITY
The goal of this conference is address hot issues facing Filipino-Americans in our community, our city, our nation, and our world, and provide tangible tools to empower us to make changes that will increase our knowledge, civic engagement, collaborative strength, and unity.
To UNIFY – Bring the Filipino-American community together (intergenerational) and share experiences and expertise regarding issues pertaining to our community. We will connect individuals and associations together and have a fresh perspective of their community's progress towards civic engagement and empowerment.
To EDUCATE – Provide a premier platform for Filipino-American social justice experts to present and discuss concerns, challenges encountered and solutions. We will strengthen collaboration with agencies and institutions to achieve the mission of the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) in Region 10.
TO ACTIVATE – A Call to Action. We will walk away with tangible takeaways of how to make the changes within ourselves, our communities, and hold our elected officials accountable.