But what does it really mean? Is it a pseudonym for your local college DJ? Is it the person who created cerebro? Why has it replaced the “a” or “o” that usually came at the end of Filipin-?
Genearlly, to use “x” means to be inclusive of other gender expressions beyond the masculine/feminine binary. Though this ED does not just specifically focus on gender/sexuality, we will consider the general complexity of identity and how it shapes (or doesn’t) our politics. How and why do we identify (or people identify us) as Filipino or FIlipina or Filipinx? What does that identity mean to us? What does claiming that identity mean for the political positions we take and the activism we engage in? How do we form community with other folks who may be at different places in their understanding of their racial, gendered, sexual, and national identities?
Join us for this month’s educational dialogue at the University of San Diego in Serra Hall, room 215 on Wednesday, April 26th at 7:30 p.m. as we explore how our identities intersect with Filipinx/Filpinx American struggles, rights, and accomplishments.
Parking is free and light refreshments will be provided.