Meet and greet, FIlipino-American academics in the Northeast US, March 2019, New York, NY

The Philippine Academic Association (PAA) Northeast is an informal network of Filipino-Americans in higher education in the Northeast US. Northeast includes the states under the jurisdiction of the Philippine Consulate General of New York: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. It was launched in 2 March 2019 at the official residence of the Consul General in New York City. PAA aims to build a self-organized community of faculty, scholars and administrators promoting mutual support and information sharing. Read 2019 press release.

NEW: Statement on Anti-Asian American Violence: The steering committee of the Philippine Academic Association - Northeast decries the rise in anti-Asian American violence and discrimination. The killings of eight people, six of whom were Asian American women, on March 16th is the most recent attack on our community following the violent attacks on Noel Quintana, Vicha Ratanapakdee, Angelo Quinto, Lee-Lee Chin Yeung, Vilma Kari and thousands more since 2020. As a committee that serves within an organization aiming to build community and mutual support among Filipino Americans in higher education, we want to affirm our solidarity with the broader Asian American community and anti-racist activists who are currently protesting against anti-Asian American violence. We are committed to standing against the racism, sexism, and xenophobia that characterize anti-Asian violence. (Released 23 March 2021, updated 31 March 2021)

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May 2019 steering committee meeting, St John's University, Queens, NY

March 2019 Brunch: 16 Filipino-American members of the academe from 14 universities/academic institutions in the US Northeast were hosted by then Philippine Consul General of New York Claro Cristobal, who initially conceived of the network. Those present agreed to organize; 5 faculty of different academic ranks and disciplines volunteered to be part of an ad hoc Steering Committee

Summer 2019: The Steering Committee met regarding the organization's future agenda at St. John's University in May (hosted by President Conrado Gempesaw, who acts as an advisor to the Steering Committee), and then in August hosted by then Consul General Cristobal at the Philippine Consulate, New York.

Sept. 2019 Brunch: 16 members of the academe from 15 universities/academic institutions met at the residence of then Consul General of NY Claro Cristobal to to identify goals and ways to achieve them. Formal adoption of group's name Philippine Academic Association - Northeast (PAA-Northeast).

Spring-Summer 2020: Steering Committee met monthly to reassess future agenda in a time of Covid19

14 November 2020 Virtual Brunch: 29 members of the academe from 20 universities/academic institutions gathered on Zoom to prioritize goals, welcome new members, identify new initiatives as well as meet new Philippine Consul General of New York, Amb. Petronila Garcia. Meeting consensus: focus on mentoring among members at all levels of academia/higher education. Website paane.org launched.
Read 2020 press release

27 February 2021 Virtual Brunch: 17 members from 15 universities/academic institutions met to discuss mentoring, social media and future leadership initiatives. Website logo adopted. Survey on mentoring previewed (to be launched Spring-Summer 2021).
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23 March 2021 Statement on Anti-Asian American Violence: Steering committee drafted statement on Anti-Asian American violence on behalf of PAA Northeast Members and in solidarity with other academic associations in North America.
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FIlipino-American academics in the Northeast US who met on September 2019, New York, NY

Steering Committee

Faustino Cruz, Fordham University
Emilia Zarco, Adelphi University
Cherubim Quizon, Seton Hall University
Evangeline Manjares, Nassau Community College
Jennifer Delfino, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY
Rae Jereza, University at Binghamton, SUNY

May 2019 steering committee meeting, St John's University, Queens, NY

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Network: Participants' Institutions

NEW YORK
Adelphi University
Baruch College, CUNY
Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY
Graduate Center, CUNY
Hunter College, CUNY
College of Mount Saint Vincent
Columbia University
Columbia University-NY Presbyterian
Cornell University
Cornell University-Weill Cornell Medical College
Fashion Institute of Technology
Fordham University
John Jay College, CUNY
Nassau Community College
New York City Department of Education
The New School
New York University
Pace University
Pratt Institute
St John's University
University at Albany, SUNY
University at Binghamton, SUNY
University at Oneonta, SUNY

NEW JERSEY
Bergen Community College
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Rutgers University
Seton Hall University
St Peter's University
The Filipino School of NY/NJ

MASSACHUSETTS
Harvard University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tufts University
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
University of Massachusetts-Medical School
Wellesley College
Weymouth Public Schools

RHODE ISLAND
Brown University
Providence College
University of Rhode Island

Members: By Surname & Affiliation

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Mary Grace Almandrez
University of Rhode Island

Myrish Cadapan Antonio
Harvard University

Herdeline Ann Ardoña
Harvard University

Maxx Arguilla
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Florio Arguillas
Cornell University

Judy Arteche
Fordham University

Manny Bacolod
Cornell University-Weill Cornell Medical College

Pearlie Rose Baluyut
University at Oneonta, SUNY

Nerissa Calub
New York City Department of Education

Sandra Castro
Independent Scholar

Ginette Castro
Independent Scholar

John Cinco
Fairleigh Dickinson University

Genevieve Clutario
Wellesley College

Sheila Coronel
Columbia University

Faustino Cruz
Fordham University

Gerard de la Cruz
Columbia University-NY Presbyterian

Jennifer Delfino
Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY

Luis Francia
New York University

Conrado Gempesaw
St. John's University

P. J. Gorre
New School for Social Research & Pratt Institute

Alan Punzalan Isaac
Rutgers University

Rae Jereza
University at Binghamton

Susanna Lansangan
Bergen Community College

Joseph Legaspi
St Peter's University

Katherine Luzuriaga
University of Massachusetts-Medical School

Agnes Magtoto
New York University

Evangeline Manjares
Nassau Community College

Vanessa Manzano
The Filipino School of NY/NJ

Maricris Mayes
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Elmer Mojica
Pace University

Kevin Nadal
John Jay College, CUNY

Donna Mae Odra
Fordham University

Don Operario
Brown University

Alex Orquiza, Jr.
Providence College

Noel Pangilinan
College of Mount Saint Vincent

Daniela Pila
University at Albany, SUNY

Christine Pomeranz
Fashion Institute of Technology

Michael Purugganan
New York University

Cherubim Quizon
Seton Hall University

Teresita Ramirez
College of Mount Saint Vincent

Angela Reyes
Hunter College & Graduate Center, CUNY

Eugene Reyes
Baruch College, CUNY

Jennifer Flores Samson
Hunter College, CUNY

Alpha Sanford
Weymouth Public Schools

Grace Talusan
Tufts University

Micheal Vea
Harvard University

Lorenza Wong
Fashion Institute of Technology

Emilia Zarco
Adelphi University