USAPAN, meaning “to have a conversation” in Tagalog, is a moderated conversation discussing topics relevant to the community. The program began as a way to create an environment conducive to thought-provoking discussion and meaningful collaboration. USAPAN workshops have been held at public venues and universities across the country, with discussion topics ranging from history and identity to leadership development and misconceptions about culture.

Facilitators of USAPAN workshops do not claim to be experts in any particular field. Rather, it identifies the need for a forum for dialogue, and provides that forum. USAPAN strives to be informative and engaging, and strives to create ongoing and sustainable dialogue between members of the Pilipino American community in all sectors.

Learn more about Usapan's initiatives:

Usapan Staff

Daniel Jacala
Director of Usapan, NY

Mark Libatique
Usapan Advisor