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IKAT Presents: Weaving IgoROOTS and Allyship

Saturday, August 8, 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Pacific Time)

This talk is hosted by IKAT — Indigenous, Knowledge, Art, & Truth — a collective of Indigenous voices in the Filipino diaspora. In celebration of World Indigenous Peoples Day, the talk aims to shed light on the often forgotten, re-imagined, and wrongly claimed narratives in the Philippines and its diaspora, and we hope to clear up misconceptions, miseducation, and questions from the broader community on what allyship looks like. Please come ready to listen and learn with IKAT.
  • Prof. Kirin Amiling Macapugay (Bontok, Kalinga), Associate Professor in Social Work at San Diego City College
  • Joseph Ruanto-Ramirez (Ifugao + Sambali, Sambal-Ita, Iranun), Ph.D. candidate in Cultural Studies – American Studies at Claremont Graduate University, UCSD Ethnic Studies alumni
  • Mark Leo (Kankana-ey), labor union organizer & SFSU Asian American Studies MA alumni
  • Nicole Diwag (Kalinga, Kankana-ey), MA student in Library Science at St. John’s University
  • Kerri Somebang (Bontok), pharmaceutical scientist & UCSD alumni
  • Margaret Palaghicon Von Rotz (Ifugao), incoming JD student at UCSF, UCLA alumni


  • DJ Kuttin Kandi, Asian Solidarity Collective
  • Gretchen Carvajal, BRWNGRLZ
The event link for Zoom will be emailed Friday, August 7th, 2020. Contact us at
Sponsored by UCSD Spaces. Partners: Asian Solidarity Collective, BRWNGRLZ, Bayani Art, APICA, Can't Stop Won't Stop, UCSD Native American & Indigenous Studies, UCLA Asian American Studies, UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCD Bulosan Center, Arkipelago Books, Igorots of California Project, and UCSD Asian American & Pacific Islander Studies minor.



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Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Asian American Studies Department