UniPro’s newest chapter launched in Houston, Texas on September 23. Using the theme "Ignite," UniPro Texas seeks to spark a new fire in the Filipino American community of Texas and empower our people toward a brighter future.
"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."
Although Harvey has left Houston, the devastating aftermath remains. Love and support have been pouring in from all over, but we still have a long road to recovery. Our Houston community partners, Asian Pacific American Advocates (OCA) and other organizations, have come together to establish the Harvey AAPI Community Relief Fund.
UniPro and SIFA are excited to bring together Filipino student leaders from Texas and Oklahoma for a one-day professional conference to share parts of their journey and learn about identity, empowerment, and legacy by finding the commonalities in their past, and leading them to understanding where they belong in the future.