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 Arañez 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|
Photos by Lambert Parong/ Kababayan Media © 2021