Dialogue in the Diaspora 2018

June 15 - 17, 2018
Bayanihan Community Center
1010 Mission Street

Herna Cruz-Louie shares her viewpoint during the Cultural Entry Points panel. Photo by Wilfred Galila .JPG

A rare, compelling convening of conversation with community leaders, cultural practitioners, professors, and multidisciplinary artists in the Diaspora engaging in panels centralized on 3 themes:

  • Current issues in the Queer/Trans/GnC artist community
  • Community Engagement
  • Innovative Artists & Cultural Practitioners within the Pilipino Diaspora

The day starts off with an Intro to Drag workshop with Briana (Brian Batugo) of Rice Rockettes at 11:00 am, and ends with a Kamayan Kabaret featuring short performances by Kreatibo, Earl Paus, Josh Icban, and Aimee Amparo. 

Stay tuned for more details!



"PDL 700": Persons Deprived of Liberty in a place with 700% overcrowding. Performance by Rosalie Zerrudo, inspired by the real-life stories of the women inmates of the Iloilo City District Jail, Female Dormitory. With music by Josh Icban and Aimee Amparo




Art Business and Civic Engagement panel members, left to right, Barbara Mumby Huerta, Weston Teruya, Olivia Malabuyo Tablante, Gina Mariko Rosales, Anthem Salgado, Andrea Porras and Ada Chan. Photo by Kimberly RequestoJPG.JPG

11:00 am: Intro to Drag Workshop with Brian Batugo, Rice Rockettes

1:00 pm: Current Issues in the Queer/Trans/GnC artist community

2:30 pm: Institutional Engagement

4:00 pm: Innovative Artists & Cultural Practitioners

KAMAYAN KABARET  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kamayan Kabaret featuring a delicious spread of Filipino foods and an even more delicious sampling of performances by June Arellano, Jose Abad, Earl Paus, Kreatibo, Brian Batugo


1:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Introduction to Tagalog with Lydia Neff

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM: Introduction to Herbalism with Holly Calica


Friday, June 15: PDL 700

  • $25: Show Admission
  • $75: Inday Dolls supporter (receive an Inday Doll)

Saturday, June 16: Dialogue in the Diaspora

  • $10: workshop only
  • $20: workshop + dialogue
  • $40: kamayan kabaret only
  • $40: dialogue + kabaret
  • $50: full day

Sunday, June 17: Workshop Sampler

  • $10 - $25 sliding scale