Closing off FAHM we have a very important, powerful episode for you. “American History iS FilipinA American history.” so important we are looking at our history through a critical lens and owning the story of US, as Filipino women, as having contributed to the historical narrative, part of society’s fabric, a story worth telling.⁠

Valerie Francisco-Menchavez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University, where she is committed to teaching, organizing and research on the topics of Filipina migration, transnational lives, family-making in the United States and in the Philippines. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology at City University of New York, The Graduate Center. Her academic work has been published in journals such as Critical Sociology, Working USA, The Philippine Sociological Review ⁠

As an educator, engage students’ ideas and spirit in learning how to analyze the world sociologically.. And now she will be engaging us!⁠

This is a look at our story, how we got here, the roles we’ve played, in an EMPOWERING way.⁠ KNOWING WHO YOU ARE STARTS WITH KNOWING WHERE YOU COME FROM.⁠

Her book, The Labor of Care: Filipina Migrants and Transnational Families is now out. Dr. Val spent five years alongside a group of working migrant mothers. Drawing on interviews and up-close collaboration with these women, she looks at the sacrifices, emotional and material consequences, and recasting of roles that emerge from family separation.

Join November’s Stillness Revolution, as part of the Filipina Soul Sisterhood Circle. We begin November 4th!


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