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NWFASA Conference 2017
Sat, April 1, 2017, 8:00 AM – 11:30 PM PDT
Since 1995, NWFASA has put together a conference every year to gather Filipino-American and open-minded students for a weekend of learning, empowerment, leadership, networking, and team-building. The conference continues to be annual, attended by more than 500 students, and has been held throughout Oregon and Washington. NWFASA’s purpose is to build a strong network and community between the organizations in order to pool resources, increase education/awareness, and provide support to current & new organizations. NWFASA goals are for the betterment of our Filipino-American and greater communities through education, student activism, and involvement.
Our theme for the 22nd Annual NWFASA Conference is "Isang Bagsak: Moving Forward in Solidarity". "Isang Bagsak" is translated to "One Down" or "One Fall", an action of a singular clap by a group of people that originated from the 1960's by the Farm Workers Movement in California. Figuratively, it is a statement representing unity and empowerment. As it is our 22nd Annual NWFASA Conference, it will be the first year the conference is collaboratively planned. This year, as members of the Filipino community in our respective organizations, we hope all of NWFASA embrace each organization's individuality and grow stronger as a whole from the experience. In essence, it's learning and enriching ourselves from past experiences as we develop as individuals and as an alliance. By the end of conference, it is our hope that attendees will find themselves being involved in teamwork, collaboration and unity within their community in order to make a difference in our society.
Be mindful that registration covers the cost for conference materials we provide, dinner and light refreshments and our Night Life Celebration. Registration does not cover for lodging and must be booked by your respective organizations.