The University of California, Davis is launching a college center for Filipino American Studies — the first college to ever do so in the country.
The objective for launching a dedicated center for Fil-Am studies is to have a place for research, and to implement education curriculum for students as young as kindergarten. It hopes to be a space that advocates for change.
Students credit the department chair of Asian American Studies, Doctor Robyn Rodriguez, for opening the center which will be named the “Bulosan Center,” named after iconic author Carlos Bulosan.
The opening of the department will be September 29th, and will include a symposium and a benefit dinner.