Portland State University

I loved the format of this particular event organized by the PSU Kaibigan, a Filipino student organization. They have a “book club” where they read text by Filipino scholars and writers. They decided to include my book on their list. The students read the book and did a Skype session with me before I came to campus to give a more formal lecture. I also tag-teamed with Anakbayan-Seattle to offer additional workshops on Philippine history. I was very impressed by the kind of commitment these students have in trying to understand the issues affecting the Filipino labor diaspora and have been excited by the work they are doing to continue to raise awareness about those issues on their campus and in the Portland community more broadly.