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Monday, July 26, 2021

In Photos: Filipino Community Forum in Queens, New York; Attendees Unite to Address Concerns and Achieve Goals

As New York City reopens in the post-pandemic era, leaders and representatives of the Filipino and Filipino American community came together this past weekend to thresh out issues and concerns in moving beyond the Covid-19 nightmare.

The Woodside Community Forum, happened on Saturday, July 24, 2021 in Queens, New York, attendees came from seven identified sectors: seniors, youth, essential workers, civic organizations, small businesses, professionals and faith-based constituency.

The organizers of the Filipino multisectoral forum include Michael Garrovillas of the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns; Shirley Atienza and Atty. Rod Bacus of Migrante-New York; Quinn AraƱez and Ignacio Naganga of the Cagayan de Oro-Misamis Oriental Association of New York; and Fr. Joey Francisco, Stella Pescano, Carmen de la Cerna, and Christinne Melody Caylan-Linstromberg.

Photos by Lambert Parong/ Kababayan Media © 2021.

"Banig ng Komunidad" is proudly displayed  by the  organizers of the forum. It symbolizes attendees who signified to be part of a steering committee to move forward in addressing the concerns of the community. 
Deirdre Levy, Steven Raga and Marni Halasa, Filipino American candidates who recently ran for city council seats in their respective New York City districts. 

Band of Brothers 

Ecumenical Prayer led by Fr. Joey Francisco.

Photos by Lambert Parong/ Kababayan Media © 2021

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Lambert Great Photos as always so nicely done even a blind guy like me can see.
    I also see i need a harcut! hehe - thanks pare!