Pride Week: Dr. Anthony Ocampo & Closing Ceremony
As part of the closing event for the 2017 Pride Week and Filipino American History Month, PSBC is collaborating with GLC to bring in a LGBTQ+ Filipino speaker to talk about the experiences and challenges of LGBTQ+ members within the context of the Asian-American community. We hope to provide a safe space for students and other members of the community to join in solidarity to listen to Professor Anthony Ocampo’s story and to voice their own opinions and stories. By joining forces with GLC, we feel as though this event will create a meaningful platform for our members and the larger BC community to come together to discuss a topic that often goes unconfronted in many minority circles.
Dr. Anthony Ocampo is a Filipino-American sociologist, author, and educator whose research and outreach focuses on race, immigration, and LGBTQ issues in communities of color. He currently teaches at California State Polytechnic University - Pomona and has published books such as The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race and To Be Brown and Gay in L.A.: Race and Sexuality in the Immigrant City. Ocampo also travels the country speaking on LGBTQ minorities, the model minority myth, and other related issues.
After Dr. Ocampo's talk, attendees can meet casually with him during the closing ceremony of pride week which will feature food and performances from music and comedy groups on campus.
Friday, October 13 at 5:30pm to 9:00pm