Join the Intercultural Center and the Library for our third Fac Chat on November 14 at 1:00 in Delphine Lounge.
Dr. Michael Joseph Viola, Assistant Professor, Justice, Community, and Leadership, will chat about "Toward a Filipino/a Radical Tradition: Filipino/a American Activism — From Racialization to Radicalization."
In this talk I trace a Filipino/a American counter-consciousness beginning with the Filipino American War of 1898 through the fall of the U.S. supported Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship in 1986. Throughout my historical analysis I foreground the emergent forms of counter-consciousness and cultural activity of Filipino/a Americans activated in response to varying historical experiences of racialization as result of the U.S. imperial project in the Philippines. After pointing to central activist figures and community-based organizations who I maintain are important in conceptualizing a radical Filipino tradition, I conclude the paper with important questions that confront us in our present moment if we are to build upon this tradition moving from the autumn of racial capitalism to a new spring of humanization for Filipino/a Americans and people everywhere.
Michael's Suggested Readings
(a) How Filipino Migrants Gave the Grape Strike Its Radical Politics: Honoring Larry Itliong and a generation of radicals whose political ideas are as relevant to workers now as they were in 1965.