By Ate Amanda Solomon Amorao
On Friday, April 21, KAMP tabled during the community hour on the first night of the Militarism and Migration Conference sponsored by UC San Diego and hosted at the East African Community and Cultural Center in City Heights.
The Conference included workshops, panels, discussions, film showings, art exhibits, performances, and presentations exploring the connection between militarism and migration within the urgent context of ongoing transnational struggles. The themes of the conference deeply related to KAMP’s mission and work – to help our students understand the forces shaping Filipinx immigration to the U.S. and what it means to identify as Filipinx American. The conference attempted to bridge the gap between academia and community, and KAMP was honored to be part of that effort.