Just because Friendship Games is over, it doesn’t mean that there’s nothing else going on with Akbayan! There are so many things going on within this month of November, which means it is time to bust out those calendars, agendas, phone reminders, etc. Mark all of these down! Trust us, you will not want to miss out.

PCN WORKSHOPS: Interested in being a part of 2010’s anticipated Pilipino Cultural Night happening in April of next semester? Well, come out to these workshops. No experience is required. If you’re looking to have some plain old fun, but also willing to learn about the different aspects of what you could be a part of for PCN, these workshops are here to provide all of this for you. Anyone and everyone is definitely welcome!

Location: Music Building 211
Time: 5:00PM-6:30PM

Location: HGH 226
Time: 7:00PM-9:00PM

Location: Mosaic Room in the Student Union
Time: 7:00PM-9:00PM


Location: Music Building 211
Time: 5:00PM-6:30PM

Location: Studio B in Event Center
Time: 8:00PM-10:00PM

If you haven’t already, join the Akbayan PCN 2010 Yahoo Group to get more detailed updates and access to files that you will need: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AkbayanSJSU_PCN2010


INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL (3 V 3): Calling out all basketball players! There are open spots for anyone that wants to be a part of Akbayan’s Intramural basketball team. If you want to join, please email Akbayan’s social chair, Jessica Altura, at Jess_altura@yahoo.com by MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2009. Have any questions, please respond back to this message or contact Jessica through this email. *Paid Akbayan members get to play for FREE, FREE, FREE* So don’t miss out!

WINTER FORMAL: Miss dressing up like how you did for prom? Well, Akbayan’s annual Winter Formal will be coming up in December and announcements about ticket prices, the theme, and everything else about it are to be announced very soon. Exciting, isn’t it?!

AKBAYAN’S FIRST OPEN MIC NIGHT: Calling all members of SJSU’s bayanihan: If you write songs, perform spoken word, write prose, or just like to be on stage Akbayan wants you for their first ever Open Mic Night. Use this time to shed light on contemporary issues that hits close to your heart. Our kaibigans in the Philippines have suffered through multiple typhoons and we’re going to use this night to bring our attention back to them. The Showcase is free but we’ll be accepting monetary donations toward typhoon relief victims. Give from your heart as you witness others perform from their heart. If you wish to perform for the showcase please contact Angelou Tagal at (650)302-9822 or angeloult@gmail.com or sign up at Akbayan’s Table outside the Student Union until November 16th. We’ll see you there!

Date: November 17, 2009
Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Mosaic Room in the Student Union

Applications are out for any Akbayan General Member Scholarship! We know that every penny counts when it comes to paying for your college education, so it wouldn’t hurt to fill out this application, which could help pay off some of either your college debt or text books. All the information you need about it will be on the application, which could be picked up at the Akbayan table in front of the Student Union. We will be out there all week, so don’t be afraid to grab one for yourself, or a few of your friends, but only ONE will be chosen out of the applicants. *Akbayan interns and cabinet members are excluded*

Thanksgiving isn’t too far from now, and it’s that time of year to celebrate this special holiday with Akbayan’s annual KAAMP Thanksgiving Dinner. This will be a great time to bond with Akbayan general members, KAAMP families, and most importantly with your Kuya/Ate/Ading. Enjoy some great food and company on this very important day! Most importantly, get ready and excited for the yummy turkey! *NOTE: This is a potluck. Please bring a main dish (i.e. eggrolls, rice, mashed potatoes, chicken, sandwiches, pasta, etc). If you do not bring food, you will not get food. Thank you!

Date: November 19, 2009
Time: 6:00PM-10:00PM

Ingrid Mapanao
Public Relations 2009-2010