Following select performances, Angelenos talk candidly about their lives, their experiences - sharing what they lived and learned. Follows immediately after the performance. All you need to do is listen, or join in. It's up to you. Ask a question. Share your experience. Go Beyond Conversation.
(duration approx. 20 minutes)
Sun. Feb 24
"TNT OR IN HIDING" - The Mental Health Impact of being Undocumented
Meet the Author of "Dear America." Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Jose Antonio Vargas as he discusses the most divisive topic in today's society - Immigration and the mental health impact of being undocumented and the toll of living a life in hiding.
Moderated by Giselle Töngi-Walters | Guest: Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Jose Antonio Vargas
Sun. March 3
ANCHOR BABIES - A Mother's Justification
Did you ever stop to think about what comes with American citizenship? A panel of mothers of children born in the United States talk about the privileges afforded to their American born children.
Moderated by Giselle Töngi-Walters | Guests: Prosy Dela Cruz, Kate Hancock, Connie Cruz
Sun. March 10
ASSIMILATION IN AMERICA
What are the real implications of assimilating, of being an invisible race? Leading Filipino American Professors discuss the pros and cons of Filipinos assimilating into American Culture.
Moderated by Giselle Töngi-Walters | Guests: Giovanni Ortega, Carolina San Juan and Anthony Ocampo
Sun. March 17
FILIPINAS FOR EXPORT - Factors of Forced Migration
Discover why the Filipina is the biggest export of the Philippines. Professor Annalisa Enrile discusses the many factors of forced migration. A Filipina also intimately shares how online dating sites have given her an opportunity to leave her poverty stricken life in the Philippines.
Moderated by Giselle Töngi-Walters | Guests: Professor Annalisa Enrile and TBA
Sun. March 24
TRAUMA AND THE FILIPINA
Beyond Conversation discusses the trans-generational trauma associated with being a Filipina from a historical and colonial context and the idea of the "Martyr" Filipina as a societal and cultural construct.
Moderated by Giselle Töngi-Walters | Guests: Irene Suico, Norma Austin, Minerva Vier