Our LAST event for Pilipin@ Visibility Week is TONIGHT! Come through! :)
Why aren’t there more Filipinos in the mainstream media and entertainment industries? Let’s talk about it.
FilAm Creative and Kababayan at UC Irvine present a panel discussion and networking event featuring seven Filipino professionals in radio, TV, film, music, media and dance. Hear the panelists share their struggles and success as Filipinos in their careers. Get a chance to ask the panelists questions, learn about open opportunities, and build your network.
2nd Annual Filipinos in Entertainment & Media
“Creating Visibility, Establishing Individuality”
Panel Discussion and Networking Event
Thursday, May 23, 2013
UC Irvine Cross-Cultural Center
Dr. White Room
Cris Judd (Dancer/Choreographer/Actor/Director)
Dante Basco (Actor/Writer/Poet/Producer)
Ernie Reyes Jr. (Actor/Producer/Martial Artist)
Kathlyn Amidar (Public Relations Director, BakitWhy/Public Relations Consultant, The Luna Co.)
Manny on the Streets (102.7 KIIS FM Radio Personality/Actor/Songwriter/Producer)
Patrick Epino (Co-Founder, National Film Society)
Ted Benito (Producer/Executive Director-Apl.de.ap Foundation International)
This event is FREE! Parking fees may apply.
From the Student Center (on the corner of West Peltason Drive and Pereira Drive) parking structure to the Dr. White Room at the Cross-Cultural Center:
- From the parking structure, walk to your left.
- On your right side, you’ll see the admin building, flagpoles and stairs
- Go up the stairs and make a right
- Keep walking until you see the Cross-Cultural Center on your left side
- The Dr. White Room is Downstairs
Thank you to our sponsors:
Seafood City Supermarket
Questions or comments? Email FilAmCreativePanel@gmail.com
I don’t know anything about drugs. Never tried them. Yet as I write this, I am trying to sign a group with a song called “Bath Salts” and an album titled “D.R.U.G.S.”. Danny Brown, my record label’s marquee artist, calls himself the Adderall Admiral, openly does interviews high on Molly and raps: “it’s a miracle I’m living.” I happen to think he is one of the most enthralling artists out. How do I reconcile my respect for Danny and the fact that so many of his wildly creative and entertaining songs revolve around drug usage?
really great article about drugs in hip hop.
Great read. As an avid fan of hip-hop I think this is crucial to the industry and the perception of it.
European governments and the Obama administration are this weekend studying a “gamechanging” report on global drugs policy that is being seen in some quarters as the beginning of the end for blanket prohibition.
Publication of the Organisation of American States (OAS) review, commissioned at last year’s Cartagena Summit of the Americas attended by Barack Obama, reflects growing dissatisfaction among Latin American countries with the current global policy on illicit drugs. It spells out the effects of the policy on many countries and examines what the global drugs trade will look like if the status quo continues. It notes how rapidly countries’ unilateral drugs policies are evolving, while at the same time there is a growing consensus over the human costs of the trade. “Growing media attention regarding this phenomenon in many countries, including on social media, reflects a world in which there is far greater awareness of the violence and suffering associated with the drug problem,” José Miguel Insulza, the secretary general of the OAS, says in a foreword to the review. “We also enjoy a much better grasp of the human and social costs not only of drug use but also of the production and transit of controlled substances.”
Insulza describes the report, which examines a number of ways to reform the current pro-prohibition position, as the start of “a long-awaited discussion”, one that experts say puts Europe and North America on notice that the current situation will change, with or without them. Latin American leaders have complained bitterly that western countries, whose citizens consume the drugs, fail to appreciate the damage of the trade. In one scenario envisaged in the report, a number of South American countries would break with the prohibition line and decide that they will no longer deploy law enforcement and the army against drug cartels, having concluded that the human costs of the “war on drugs” is too high.
The west’s responsibility to reshape global drugs policy will be emphasised in three weeks when Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, the president of Colombia, who initiated the review, arrives in Britain. His visit is part of a programme to push for changes in global policy that will lead up to a special UN general assembly in 2016 when the scenarios of the OAS are expected to have a significant influence.
Experts described the publication of the review as a historic moment. “This report represents the most high-level discussion about drug policy reform ever undertaken, and shows tremendous leadership from Latin America on the global debate,” said Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch, director of the Open Society Foundation’s Global Drug Policy Program, which has described its publication as a “game-changer”.
“It was particularly important to hear president Santos invite the states of Europe to contribute toward envisioning a better international drug policy. These reports inspire a conversation on drug policy that has been long overdue.”
The report represents the first time any significant multilateral agency has outlined serious alternatives to prohibition, including legal market regulation or reform of the UN drug conventions.
“While leaders have talked about moving from criminalisation to public health in drug policy, punitive, abstinence-only approaches have still predominated, even in the health sphere,” said Daniel Wolfe, director of the Open Society Foundation’s International Harm Reduction Program. “These scenarios offer a chance for leaders to replace indiscriminate detention and rights’ abuses with approaches that distinguish between users and traffickers, and offer the community-based health services that work best for those in need.”
In a statement, the Global Commission on Drug Policy, which campaigns for changes in drug laws and is supported by the former presidents of several South American states, said that publication of the review would break “the taboo that blocked for so long the debate on more humane and efficient drug policy”. The Commission said that it was “time that governments around the world are allowed to responsibly experiment with regulation models that are tailored to their realities and local need”.
i still find it funny that drug policy was the main reason why i wanted to get into public policy in the first place. and i thank my professors for constantly using drug policy for their examples of “radical, gamechanger policies.”
Like A Surgeon (Evil Needle Remix) | Ciara
when it comes to love i’m like a first year pre-med student that scored the lowest MCAT score in my class…. sike