UFFSA and FIND, Inc. District VIII Present Def Talent Jam 2017

October 9, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Contact:

Ronit Dastidar

UFFSA Vice President of Internal Affairs

uffsa.internalaffairs@gmail.com

 

UFFSA and FIND, Inc. District VIII Present Def Talent Jam 2017

 

Gainesville, FL (October 9, 2017) --

The University of Florida Filipino Student Association (UFFSA) and FIND, Inc. District VIII are proud to announce the 25th Anniversary of Def Talent Jam, which will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 in District VIII at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.

Created in 1993, DTJ has grown from its humble beginnings as a single school talent show to becoming an event enjoyed by thousands each year. Filipino Student Organizations from across the nation descend upon Gainesville for competitions of sports, dance, and culture. DTJ is a special dance competition in that each team must incorporate a specific theme and challenge into their set. This year, the theme for DTJ XXV is "Glory"; teams will embrace their imagination and select a single issue of personal, local, global importance and showcase an interpretation of that story within their set. Additionally, teams will face an additional challenge of "living pictures", in which they must represent object with their bodies throughout the set.

The DTJ weekend consists of seven distinct events, starting with FAHM Closing Ceremony. FAHM Closing Ceremony is UFFSA's annual celebration of FAHM and presents cultural performances, free food, alumni reunions, and special guest performers. The following day features our Pre-Show Mixer at First Magnitude Brewing company, where current students and alumni from all schools can reconnect and enjoy the annual Florida-Georgia game. At night, join the audience of over 1,300 and cheer on your favorite team as they battle it out for the top spot of winning DTJ XXV. After the festivities of Saturday end, Adobowl -- UFFSA's 7v7 flag football tournament with a tasty adobo conclusion -- begins. Finally,  for the first time ever, UFFSA is proud to present the DTJ dance workshop series taught by magnificent headliners from Kinjaz and Choreo Cookies! As always, all DTJ events are free and open to all students!

UFFSA is also proud to celebrate its 30th Anniversary this year. UFFSA spearheaded the formation of District VIII and the eventual inclusion of the District into the FIND, Inc. network. UFFSA prides itself on its pillars of sports, dance, culture, and pamilya.

Look forward to more DTJ updates through their social media platforms:

Facebook: Def Talent Jam

Facebook Event Page: Def Talent Jam XXV: GLORY

Instagram: @deftalentjam

Snapchat: @uffsa

 

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About FIND, Inc.

Founded on April 11, 1992, the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, Inc.) stands as a symbol to the Filipino and ethnic consciousness presently seen on collegiate campuses. Currently its network actively links over 70 East Coast colleges, universities, vocational, and technical schools.

FIND, Inc. Announces 2017 Fall Dialogue Theme and Logo

October 2, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2017 Fall Dialogue Theme and Logo

 

Contact:

Justin Quimbo, Monique Sanchez, & Trisha Reyes

pananaw2017@gmail.com

 

FIND, Inc. Announces 2017 Fall Dialogue Theme and Logo

Pananaw: Unifying Our Differences

University of North Carolina - Greensboro

 

FIND, Inc. presents Pananaw: Unifying Our Differences on Saturday November 11th, 2017 in Greensboro, NC at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

Pananaw (pah-nah-nao) ⦁ The English translation of Pananaw is point of view. This year’s theme will challenge delegates to come to an awareness and react on the issues that have transpired between the intergenerational gap within the Filipino American community. During this dialogue, delegates will aim to recognize the differences between the traditional and millennial ideologies in hopes to gain a better understanding towards their personal perspectives.

By placing a focus on the different levels of Pananaw, delegates will unveil an understanding of their personal beliefs and be able to shift to familial views. With the goal of utilizing this newfound understanding of our differences, delegates will resolve those issues and channel a further connection to the community. In recollection, the issues that might act as a disconnector from the two ideologies aren’t definite, but can be used as an opportunity to come together as a Filipino-American community. This Dialogue will allow FIND, Inc. delegates to take each aspect of self, family, and community to unifying measures creating a stronger connection and in turn a stronger and more unified community.  

The Pananaw logo displays the sampaguita and its leaves prominently as a representation of the National flower. The hands display the camaraderie between different generational standpoints coming together to lift up and unify our differences for the betterment of the Filipino-American community. The official logo incorporates a feeling of openness, solitude, and a peaceful serenity. In observing how natural elements reflect togetherness and life in harmony--and how appropriately such elements are mirrored in FIlipino culture.  

 

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About FIND, Inc.

Founded on April 11, 1992, the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, Inc.) stands as a symbol to the Filipino and ethnic consciousness presently seen on collegiate campuses. Currently its network actively links over 70 East Coast colleges, universities, vocational, and technical schools.

FIND, Inc. Announces Date and Venue for 2017 Fall Dialogue

September 2, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Contact:

Trisha Reyes

National Public Relations Officer

t.reyes@findinc.org

 

FIND, Inc. Announces Date and Venue for 2017 Fall Dialogue

 

Richmond, VA (September 2, 2017) --

The Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, Inc.) is proud to announce the 2017 Fall Dialogue which will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017, in District VII at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

District VII encompasses the central and southern region of Virginia and the Carolinas and is composed of nine collegiate organizations, OYFA@UVA, ODU FASA, W&M FASA, FASA@VT, FACT@VCU, TCC, JMU FAM, UNCG FASA, and UNCC FASU. It is one of the largest and most vast districts in the FIND, Inc. network. The great distance between the schools has presented many challenges, yet D7 has managed to host three Fall Dialogues - University of Virginia (1995), Old Dominion University (1999), and Virginia Commonwealth University (2009) - and two Spring Conferences - The College of William and Mary (2005) and University of Virginia (2014).

University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Filipino American Student Association (FASA) joined District VII one year after emerging on July of 2013 when a group of students showed interest in creating a group that represented their Filipino heritage. UNCG FASA’s mission is to establish a network that inspires and motivates the growing population of young Filipino-Americans to embrace their Filipino heritage, as well as include others who are interested in learning about their culture.

Look forward for more Dialogue updates through our social media platforms.

Facebook: @findincorporated

Instagram:@ findinc

Twitter: @findinc

 

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About FIND, Inc.

Founded on April 11, 1992, the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, Inc.) stands as a symbol to the Filipino and ethnic consciousness presently seen on collegiate campuses. Currently its network actively links over 70 East Coast colleges, universities, vocational, and technical schools.

FIND, Inc. Announces National Internal and External Vice Chairpersons for the Year 2017-2018

August 28, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Contact:

Trisha Reyes

National Public Relations Officer

t.reyes@findinc.org

 

FIND, Inc. Announces National Internal and External Vice Chairpersons for the Year 2017-2018

 

Glassboro, NJ (July 29, 2017) --

On Saturday, July 29, 2017, the FIND, Inc. National Board held elections for the positions of Internal and External Vice Chairpersons. We would like to congratulate the two individuals elected to their respective positions.

National Internal Vice Chairperson: Isa Martinez

National External Vice Chairperson: Natalie Dela Cruz

The positions of Internal and External Vice Chairpersons were recently adopted to the organization and “will not only provide additional support for our Executive Board, but to our Initiatives and our National Directors,” according to Andrew Esmele, National Chairperson.

 

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About FIND, Inc.

Founded on April 11, 1992, the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, Inc.) stands as a symbol to the Filipino and ethnic consciousness presently seen on collegiate campuses. Currently its network actively links over 70 East Coast colleges, universities, vocational, and technical schools.

 

 

FIND, Inc. Condemns Violence in Charlottesville, VA and Promotes Unity Across the Network

August 14th , 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Contact:

Andrew Esmele

National Chairperson

esmele@findinc.org

 

FIND, Inc. Condemns Violence in Charlottesville, VA and Promotes Unity Across the Network

 

Manila, PH (August 14, 2017) -- 

This past weekend, America was crippled by the acts of brutality and displays of hatred in Charlottesville, VA (District 7). FIND, Inc. extends our sincere condolences for all the victims during the events that transpired and how these events have triggered other forms of social, political, and cultural unrest.

These demonstrations of discriminatory action dismantle the American values of unification and understanding. As our country continues to grow increasingly divided, we must remember to take the stand against violence motivated by hatred and racism, while promoting dialogue and mutual respect for all.

“Whether you are within the vicinity of the protest, or hundreds of miles away, lend your empathy and reach out to those who have been gravely affected by these events,” stated Joseph Malasa, President of Organization of Young Filipino Americans (UVA -- District VII). As some of our organizations are beginning to start off the academic year, we cannot  stray away from working towards solidarity within our local communities and our communities abroad. Let us all come together to ensure these tragedies are succeeded by displays of compassion and respect.

 

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About FIND, Inc.

Founded on April 11, 1992, the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, Inc.) stands as a symbol to the Filipino and ethnic consciousness presently seen on collegiate campuses. Currently its network actively links over 70 East Coast colleges, universities, vocational, and technical schools.

FIND, Inc. Announces the National Executive Board for the Year 2017-2018

June 26, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Contact:

Trisha Reyes

National Public Relations Officer

t.reyes@findinc.org

 

FIND, Inc. Announces the National Executive Board for the Year 2017-2018

 

Gainesville, FL (June 26, 2017) --

On Saturday, June 26, 2017, the FIND, Inc. National Board held its meeting for transitions and elections at the University of Florida, a member school within the newly established District VIII. Congratulations to the newly elected  members of the National Executive Board.

National Chairperson: Andrew Esmele

National Treasurer: Kathleen Cabrera

National Secretary: Alan Tran

National Public Relations Officer: Trisha Reyes

FIND, Inc. would like to express its gratitude to District VIII for hosting this monumental meeting as it was the first meeting held in the District since it was added on February 13, 2017.

 

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About FIND, Inc.

Founded on April 11, 1992, the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, Inc.) stands as a symbol to the Filipino and ethnic consciousness presently seen on collegiate campuses. Currently its network actively links over 70 East Coast colleges, universities, vocational, and technical schools.

FIND, Inc. announces the beginning of its latest initiative, FINDINK

May 8, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Contact:

Andrew Esmele

National Public Relations Chair

esmele@findinc.org


 

FIND, Inc. announces the beginning of its latest initiative, FINDINK

 

Washington DC (MAY 8 2017) --

 

On May 8th, FIND, Inc. announced the beginning of its search for contributing writers. To be introduced in the near future, FINDINK will be FIND, Inc's official online publication featuring articles from student writers. The application period, in order to be a regular contributor, opened on May 8th and will continue until June 8th.

 

FINDINK's goal is to provide a medium for our delegates to express themselves. While serving as an invaluable learning experience, the publication also aims to build up writers' portfolios, giving contributors practical and tangible take-aways from. Heading the initiative is National Public Relations Chair Andrew Esmele "I want to showcase stories from all over the East Coast. We're spread so far and wide and we don't get the chance to really get to know each other aside from when we see each other for a weekend at Dialogue or Conference, I want us to all be able to connect.”

 

For one month, FINDINK is accepting applications for regular contributors who’ll be part of the inaugural team, pioneering the publication and helping shape the narrative of Filipino and Filipino-American collegiate students throughout the East Coast.

 

To apply, fill out:https://t.co/wnhdvbkpYN and for any questions e-mail: esmele@findinc.org

 

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About FIND, Inc.

Founded on April 11, 1992, the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, Inc.) stands as a symbol to the Filipino and ethnic consciousness presently seen on collegiate campuses. Currently its network actively links over 90 East Coast colleges, universities, vocational, and technical schools.

FIND, Inc. Joins Cohort of 10 Inaugural Organizations for NaFFAA's Federation Forum

May 15, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Contact:

Andrew Esmele

National Public Relations Chair

esmele@findinc.org

 

FIND, Inc. Joins Cohort of 10 Inaugural Organizations for NaFFAA's Federation Forum


 

Washington, DC (MAY 15, 2017) --

 

From Friday, May 13th to Monday May 15th, 2017, National Chairperson Victoria Sanchez, National Treasurer Kathleen Cabrera and National Public Relations Chair Andrew Esmele attended the National Federation of Filipino American Associations’ (NaFFAA) first ever Federation Forum in Washington, DC.

 

NaFFAA hosted the leadership development summit in order to highlight tools and best practices around policy advocacy, strategic partnerships, fundraising and other areas. FIND, Inc. was joined by the Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce (FPACC), the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS), the Filipino American Community Action Group (FilAmCAG), the Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project (FilVetREP), the National Filipino American Lawyers Association (NFALA), the Pilipino American Unity for Progress (UniPro), the Philippine Nurses Association of America, Filipino Young Professionals (FYP), and the Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO). Throughout the summit, delegates met with leaders from the Administration, Congress, non-profit organizations and other sectors discussing key issues impacting Filipino Americans.

 

The National Chairperson of NaFFAA, Brendan Flores, stressed the importance of coalition building and collaboration "We need to unite the divided community, where there are thousands of organizations, but also celebrate our diversity." FIND, Inc.  representatives had a chance to build stronger relationships with leaders from various backgrounds while utilizing the platform to further spread our mission to promote unity and cooperation throughout Filipino students on the collegiate level.

 

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About FIND, Inc.

Founded on April 11, 1992, the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, Inc.) stands as a symbol to the Filipino and ethnic consciousness presently seen on collegiate campuses. Currently its network actively links over 90 East Coast colleges, universities, vocational, and technical schools.

FIND, Inc. holds 2017 Spring Conference "Ang Mundo at Ako"

May 8, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Contact:

Andrew Esmele

National Public Relations Chair

esmele@findinc.org



 

FIND, Inc. holds 2017 Spring Conference "Ang Mundo at Ako"

 

New York, NY (MAY 8, 2017) --

 

On Saturday, May 6th, 2017, FIND, Inc. held its 25th Annual Spring Conference at PACE University in New York City, hosted by District III.

 

"Ang Mundo at Ako" which is translated to "The world and I", reflects the quintessential dilemma of finding your place within the community and eventually, the world. The docket was packed with an impressively diverse number of speakers from Karla Garcia, of the Broadway hit Hamilton, Nicole Ponseca, owner and CEO of two ground-breaking Filipino Restaurants, to RJ Lualhati CEO of a 3D Printing and Prototyping Company, award-winning scholar/activist,  Dr. Kevin Nadal, and more.

 

This year’s Spring Conference drew in college students from up and down the East Coast, even boasting our first delegation from the newly formed District VIII. From interactive and engaging workshops (to the point there was a mini-dance workshop), creative District chants and an eye-opening Alumni Panel, the Conference catered to FIND veterans and newcomers alike, promoting leadership, collaboration, and dialogue. “Ang Mundo at Ako was intimate, engaging, and inspiring. It was just what we needed as a community and a satisfying way to celebrate 25 years as an organization.” - Victoria Sanchez, National Chairperson.

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About FIND, Inc.

Founded on April 11, 1992, the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, Inc.) stands as a symbol to the Filipino and ethnic consciousness presently seen on collegiate campuses. Currently its network actively links over 90 East Coast colleges, universities, vocational, and technical schools.

FIND, inc. ANNOUNCES 2017 SPRING CONFERENCE

April 5, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Contact: Andrew Cornelio, Content Tri-Chair

                   cornelio.andrew@gmail.com

                   Natalie Dela Cruz, National Vice Chairperson

                   delacruz@findinc.org


 

FIND, Inc. ANNOUNCES 2017 SPRING CONFERENCE

 

NEW YORK, NY  (APRIL 5, 2017) - The Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, Inc.) is proud to announce the 2017 Spring Conference will take place on Saturday, May 6th in District III at Pace University.

 

The theme for this conference is “Ang Mundo At Ako,” meaning “The World and I.”  This conference aims to focus on the polarization of current events in modern society through mainstream media outlets, and how young leaders are called to empower and embrace their culture in this environment.

 

Throughout the workshops held on May 6th, conference delegates will dive deeper into topics that are prevalent in our communities and discover outlets in which their voices will be brought to the forefront of discussions. By  highlighting subjects such as immigration and politics, our delegates will find outlets in which their opinions can be heard. Delegates will also delve into the topic of education to understand where discrepancies in our knowledge as a community arise. After receiving a solid foundation on the issues facing our Filipino/Fil-Am communities, our delegates will tackle the discussion of where their voices stand in the global society that we live in. As we touch on topics such as race relations, the LGBTQ community, and gender equality, we aim to provide delegates with a safe environment to talk about these passionate subject without backlash.

 

The FIND, Inc.  2017 Spring Conference Planning Board invites you to embark on our mission of establishing and solidifying our voices in the world.

 

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About FIND, Inc.

Founded on April 11, 1992, the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, Inc.) stands as a symbol to the Filipino and ethnic consciousness presently seen on collegiate campuses. Currently its network actively links over 90 East Coast colleges, universities, vocational, and technical schools.