In Case You Missed it: Marcos vs. Aquino Gen Workshop, R.A.A.P, & Ma”BOO”hay!

[Oct 5-11]

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On October 8, our Community Chairs, Jerico and Kristine, hosted the Marcos vs. Aquino General Workshop! We started the workshop with a little game of History Scrabble. Those that have attended the workshop were given strips of paper with events on it and they worked together to put the events in the correct order. With the help of Warren, the attendees only missed 2 of the 10. Jerico and Kristine then gave a history lesson and asked around if anyone knew about the history of Marcos vs. Aquino, Martial Law, and the Snap Election. Later, the guest speaker,  Kim Komenich, tells us his experiences during the Philippine Revolution and even showed some of his photos and the events that happened in the photos. He even showed us a snippet of his journey on finding some people that were in his photos and interviewed them on their experiences during that time. If you missed the workshop and want to check out Kim’s pictures, click here for his website, Revolution Revisited.

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On October 11, Jerico and Kristine hosted the 8th annual R.A.A.P. Conference! This year’s theme was Authenticity: Unlock your inner self! The creator of R.A.A.P., Carina Mae, made an appearance and spoke to the students and what inspired her to create R.A.A.P. In case you didn’t know, R.A.A.P. stands for Raising Awareness Amongst Pilipinos.For more information on R.A.A.P., check out the R.A.A.P.  tab under Events in the About Us.

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Students from varying ages and schools from 14-19 participated in R.A.A.P. Students met up at 9AM in WSQ and were put into groups or “Pamiliyas”. Each group came up with a group cheer and name. After that, they went on a school tour until they got to BBC, the center of the workshops. They participated in workshops such as, Escrima, Stress Management, and Cultural Dance. Not only did the students go to R.A.A.P., they also went the Ma”BOO”hay :D #RAAPAuthenticity

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Other than R.A.A.P., Ma”BOO”hay also occurred that night. The executive director of Ma”BOO”hay aka this year’s Cultural Chair, Bernice Ignacio worked hard to give the audience the best show possible that showcased Filipino talent and hopefully motivates the audience to unlock their inner self(kinda like R.A.A.P.’s theme). The audience slowly filled up before the show started around 7PM. The MCs of the night were Micheal Mares and Caroline Clemente (MCs, get it!?) but Mikey had to leave around the end of the show so the wonderful Meghan Louie subbed in. VIPSJ opened up the show and the audience was interactive for every performance they have seen and APM finished off the first half of the show. APM stands for Akbayan People Matter and they’re opening up auditions for people to join their family. For more information, contact Kevin Candido. The second half of the show was just as good and The Company finished it leaving the audience wanting more. Oh and super cool prizes were raffled off like an Ulta bag or a Trader Joe’s gift basket AND IF YOU WERE THERE, you would know that someone from the crowd pretty much won one of every prize. It was probably that wingspan buy. After the show, meet & greets happened, pictures were taken, and posters were signed. yup. If you took a photo-booth picture, check out the Flickr! #maBOOhay14

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In case you didn’t know, our PRs, Meghan and Caroline, post bi-weekly videos called MACTV on AkbayanSJSU’s Youtube. Check out their videos, like the one below, and you might earn some cool prizes!


FRIENDSHIP GAMES ANNOUNCEMENTS

1016594_866934283340023_920230781458032446_nThere is a Pre-FG clubbing fundraiser that is happening this Friday. Tickets can be bought at the table for only $15!

Other than that, IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON GOING TO FRIENDSHIP GAMES, YOU MUST ATTEND THE MANDATORY MEETING THAT IS HAPPENING TONIGHT AT WSQ208 FROM 6-8. IF YOU DON’T GO, YOU’LL BE DROPPED OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTHJK JUST FROM GOING TO FG. THINGS THAT WILL BE DISCUSSED: ROOMS, TRANSPORTATION, RULES, ETC. Contact Nick if you cannot go at social@akbayansjsu.org. 11 MORE DAYS. WOO!WOO!WOO!

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