Speaking of undergrad, that's when I first met Irene. In 2002 a mentor encouraged several Filipino American students at UCI to attend the Filipino American National Historical Society or FANHS conference at Loyola Marymount University. I recall it being a week of workshops and meeting Filipino Americans who were based in different parts of the US. Irene spoke at the spoken word component to the conference.
I remember being totally inspired and blown away by her performance. In addition to performing poetry she also curated a film program for the FANHS conference. Being able to co-curate Flipping The Music Video with her years later is a bit surreal! I'm so happy to have connected with this awesome person!
Mark your calendars folks!
Flipping The Music Video
Thursday, February 13th
Echo Park Film Center
Music Videos, panelists, live performances
$5 suggested donation
Proceeds to benefit The Harmony Project & Sessions LosAngeles
See you there!