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EVENT: Why Filipino Americans count - A conversation on disaggregated data


Join Filipino American journalist Agnes Constante on Wednesday, August 11 from 6-7 p.m. PT to learn more about her three-part series about the impact of COVID-19 on the Filipino American community, the importance of disaggregated data, and how you can participate in current research so that our community has greater opportunity to get the resources we need.

Speakers include:

  • Rob Bonta, California Attorney General
  • Dr. Melanie Sabado-Liwag, Director of Cal State LA's Master of Public Health Program
  • RJ Taggueg, Director of Research, UC Davis Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies
  • Zenei Triunfo-Cortez, President of National Nurses United and The California Nurses Association

Agnes's series was completed over a six-month data fellowship supported by USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. The first story, second story and third story covered the resilience of Filipino nurses, the mental health impact of Covid-19 on the community, and how factors like the Philippines' colonial history and the lack of disaggregated data increased the risk of Covid-19 in the community. The project was published in NBC Asian America, which was meaningful given the lack of mainstream media attention on the community.

You can read more about the project here:

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This event is being produced by Asian Journal, FYLPRO Tayo, GMA Pinoy TV , NBC Asian America, and USC Annenberg's Center for Health Journalism.

This article was written and edited by the Tayo editorial desk and has been reviewed by an independent panel of subject matter experts.

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