Fall Dialogue 2015

university of connecticut: mga balikbayan 

A Balikbayan box is a universally recognized term and object amongst the Filipino and Filipino American community as a care package filled with toys, clothes, electronics and other goods that are difficult to obtain in the Philippines. There is, however, a deeper significance associated with this box. The Balikbayan box symbolizes the patriotism and devotion amongst Filipinos and Filipino Americans for their mother country. The theme of Fall Dialogue 2015 is to highlight how the Filipino American Diaspora has shaped the Fil-Am community to preserve ties with their Filipino heritage, despite cultural and geographical distances. Moving along with this idea, there will be a strong emphasis on community to further unify the East Coast Intercollegiate Fil-Am community. Fall Dialogue 2015 will provide an outlet for discussion about how a delegate's cultural identity has impacted and shaped his or her perspective on community and how their community has shaped and impacted them. 

The focus of Fall Dialogue 2015 will be the influence of identity on community and vice-versa. We as delegates have the ability to impact the members of our community. Workshops will address topics focusing on the Filipino American Diaspora to strengthen cultural ties, to identify the problems pertinent in Filipino American culture, and to promote action to tackle these issues.


past find fall dialogues

2016: No Dialogue

2015: District II: University of Connecticut, Mga Balikbayan

2014: District III: Stevens Institute of Technology, Ikaw Na: Your Move

2013: No Dialogue

2012: District VI: George Mason University, Dream For More

2011: District IV: Cornell University, Influence: Mamuno Para Maniwala

2010: District III: Fordham University, Boses

2009: District VII: Virginia Commonwealth University, Depth of Field

2008: District III: Rutgers University - New Brunswick, Magsalita

2007: District VII: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Pagtuturo

2006: District V: Drexel University, Be the Change

2005: District VI: George Mason University

2004: District III: College of Mount St. Vincent

2003: District IV: Renesselaer Polytechnic Institute

2002: District I: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2001:District III: SUNY Stony Brook University

2000: District VI: George Mason University

1999: District VII: Old Dominion University

1998: District V: Drexel University

1997: District IV: SUNY Binghamton University

1996: District IV, SUNY

1995: District VII, University of Virginia

1994: District II, Fairfield University

1993: District IV, University of Rochester

1992: District I, Mt. Holyoke College