#HoustonStrong

#HoustonStrong

"I thought we were going to die on that slab of concrete. The concrete we were on would not be dry by the morning. We would all be swimming for our lives in the dark for miles until we hit dry road. I had done reports about how first responders couldn't come to people's rescue because they couldn't get to where they were. Many rescues had to wait until the morning. I called 911.

UniPro Summit 2017: "Persist"

UniPro Summit 2017: "Persist"

UniPro Summit 2017: “Persist” was inspired by the heightened awareness of the cultural, political, and social justice issues that have arisen in our communities. While there is no easy answer on how to address or solve the issues that our Pilipino American communities face, UniPro is making a commitment to centering these conversations and stories of social change through UniPro Summit 2017.

Coalition of Asian American Organizations Speak Out on Immigration Raise and Trump's Executive Orders

Coalition of Asian American Organizations Speak Out on Immigration Raise and Trump's Executive Orders

On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, organizations serving the Asian American community held a press conference in response to the recent wave of immigration enforcement raids and executive orders by the new president. Gathered at the New York Immigration Coalition, community leaders spoke out on resulting atmosphere of fear and uncertainty in their communities.

"UniPro Chicago-Midwest’s 2016 Year in Review" by Ryne Dionisio

"UniPro Chicago-Midwest’s 2016 Year in Review" by Ryne Dionisio

What a long road it’s been to get where we’re at right now. While we had our official launch event in April, the initial talks of having a Midwest UniPro chapter happened over a year prior. It took many months of recruiting, community polling, and event planning to ensure that there was even a spot for us among the other great organizations in the region, and that we’d have the capacity to meet the goals we envisioned.

"2016 State of UniPro" by Iris Zalun

"2016 State of UniPro" by Iris Zalun

UniPro has made significant progress across the country in our communities in 2016. Despite the numerous events, twists, and turns that have taken place throughout the year, UniPro's work never stopped, and only continued towards realizing one unified and engaged Pilipino America. Our Board Chairperson, Iris Zalun, reflects on all the work that has been done throughout our chapters across the nation. 

"My UniPro Summit Reflection" by Cat Taylo

"My UniPro Summit Reflection" by Cat Taylo

I do not even know where to start. Coming from the Midwest, I have had the privilege to attend 3 conferences: Unseen Unheard, Filipino Americans Coming Together, and Midwest Filipino American Summit. These three conferences as well as the people who coordinated them have not only become some of my biggest role models but my best friends. It was these experiences that have contributed to my growth both as a leader within my community and as a first generation Filipino American. 

"Schedules, Staged Readings, and Serendipity" by Amanda L. Andrei

"Schedules, Staged Readings, and Serendipity" by Amanda L. Andrei

Did recent college grad Amanda think that attending UniPro Summit would be integral to setting up a staged reading in New York four years later? 2016 Amanda can confidently say: no, she sure didn’t. As a friend once told me, “It’s not always one big dramatic decision you make and your life changes – it’s all the micro-choices you make day-to-day.” To that I also add, it’s a grateful spirit and our bayanihan, open to possibility and eager to help, that sets our lives and art in motion.