How colorism and discrimination impact the Filipino community; Plus: The CA Progressive Alliance gears up for annual meeting this weekend in Berkeley

0:08 – Colorism is defined as “discriminatory treatment of individuals falling within the same ‘racial’ group on the basis of skin color.” Like all colonized groups, colorism affects Asian Americans from many different backgrounds and who live in different parts of the US. For more on how colorism impacts the Filipino community in particular, we speak with Joanne L. Rondilla, PhD (@professorjro), Assistant Professor of Sociology at San José State University and author of Is Lighter Better: Skin Tone Discrimination among Asian Americans.

0:34 – The California Progressive Movement’s 2020 and Beyond annual meeting is happening tomorrow, Jan 11 in the Pauley Ballroom on the UC Berkeley campus.

Donté Clark is a poet, actor, and community activist from North Richmond. In July 2014, Donté Clark and two others, Lincoln Bergman and Brenda Quintanilla were made poets laureate of Richmond for two years. Clark has a supporting role in the 2015 documentary Romeo is Bleeding, the 2016 film Kicks, 2018 film Code Switch, and now stars in the web series The North Pole. Clark will be performing at California Progressive Movement’s 2020 and Beyond annual meeting tomorrow.

Gayle McLaughlin is Chair of the CA Progressive Alliance and the former mayor of Richmond CA.

Event: 2020 CA Progressive Alliance Annual Meeting

Saturday, January 11, 2020 starting at 8:30am

Where: UC Berkeley Pauley Ballroom 2495 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

Tickets & information here



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