This is an opportunity to make history in unifying and empowering the Filipino community in a way that will have significant social impact for decades”
-Brad Baldia, FPACC National Executive Director
ARLINGTON, VA, December 17, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Top Fil-Am celebrities gather for a collective summit and will be inducted as cultural ambassadors by His Excellency, Jose Manuel G. Romualdez – Ambassador for Republic of the Philippines to the United States of America.
Confirmed celebrity council members include:
Francis Lara Ho
Josie Smith Malave
Sean Michael Afable
Roslynn Alba Cobarrubias
In addition to discussing Filipino Americans and their place in entertainment, they will also be diving into critically important issues such as Asian Hate and Systemic Racism in Hollywood. This will be the launch of FPACC’s Creative Council whose goal is to amplify the visibility and social impact of Filipinos, bringing our stories and issues to the mainstream!
Keynote Speaker: His Excellency, Philippine Ambassador Jose Manuel Romualdez
List of speakers also include:
Professor Gem Daus, University of Maryland, who will facilitate a discussion about systemic racism in Hollywood and in mainstream America
The topic of “Stop Asian Hate” will be spearheaded by:
Ben DeGuzman from the D.C. Mayor’s office, Asian American and Pacific-Islander Affairs, as well as Marita Etcubanez from The Asian American Justice Center
“Our mission is “Community-building through Bayanihan Spirit”. This is an opportunity to make history in unifying and empowering the Filipino community in a way that will have significant social impact for decades.”
-Brad Baldia, National Executive Director
The Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce is 25 years old and represents the business community of the 4.3 Million Filipinos in the US and abroad. It has 39 chambers including all over the US, Mexico and growing globally in Australia, New Zealand, etc. FPACC’s most recent chambers include the Hollywood Filipino Chamber of Commerce and the Diversity Chamber of Commerce of Nevada.
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