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Critical A_PIA Studies Symposium

Graduate Student Symposium

Saturday, March 22, 2014, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


Hope After Haiyan Charity Concert

 Hope after Haiyan

Featuring Emily P. Lawsin, Aurora Harris, and more

Saturday, November 23, 2013

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Philippine American Community Center of Michigan

ALL proceeds will go towards Philippine Typhoon Relief

through the Filipino American Community Council

of Michigan (FILAMCCO). Sponsored by Filipino Youth Initiative (FYI).

Preferable Minimum Donation:

$5 – Kids / Students

$10 – Adults





4:30 PM Spoken Word

by Emily P. Lawsin

SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013

Seward Park Ampitheater





isangmahal arts kollective & Hidmo present


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@Historic Washington Hall

153 14th Ave, SEATTLE (map)

FEATURING: Bao Phi, Alan Chong Lau, Juliana Hu Pegues, Troy Osaki, Chiwan Choi, Chera Amlag, Christopher Batalon, Jazz Allen Espiritu, Emily Porcincula Lawsin, Wei Ming Dariotis, Shawn Wong, JoJo Gaon, Hollis Wong-Wear, Prometheus Brown a.k.a. Geologic

Open mic and more!

$7 General Admission

$5 Students & AAAS Attendees

Share this Event on Facebook, HERE

—held in conjunction with the—

2013 Annual Conference of the

Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS)


Friday, April 19: “Filipino American Historical Sites Tour”

Lead by Emily P. Lawsin & Third Andresen,

hosted by Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) (Tour is SOLD OUT)

10AM Saturday, April 20: “Emerging Feminist Asian American Pedagogies” Panel, Chair/Discussant: Emily P. Lawsin


Midwest Asian American Student Union (MAASU)

Spring 2013 Conference

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Workshops lead by Prof. Emily P. Lawsin, Saturday, April 6, 2013 at University of Michigan Mason Hall:

1:45 PM – 3:00 PM: Pin@y Timeline Exercise: “This is the History That We Share”

3:15 PM- 4:30 PM: Where Are You From: Poetry for Social Change Icebreaker
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Filipino American National Historical Society –

Greater Chicago Chapter


A Literary Celebration of Filipino American History Month

with Almira Astudillo Gilles, CIRCAPintig, and Emily P. Lawsin

Friday, October 19, 2012

5:30PM – 8:30 PM

Harry S. Truman College, Chicago


Filipino American National Historical Society –

San Diego Chapter (FANHS-SD)


Oral History Workshop

with Emily P. Lawsin

2PM Saturday, August 11, 2012

at House of Philippines in Balboa Park 


Vincent Chin:

30th Year Remembrance

10AM-2:30PM Panels and Nationwide Townhall, Chinese Community Center, Madison Heights, MI

3PM Visit to Gravesite, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Featuring Poet Emily P. Lawsin 

Organized by American Citizens for Justice and Association of Chinese Americans


Filipino American National Historical Society

14th Biennial Conference

Albuquerque, New Mexico

June 28-30, 2012

 Emily P. Lawsin:

History of Filipino American Food Panel (Thurs) and How to Conduct Oral Histories Workshop (Fri)


Detroit Future Youth Network

May Gathering, Hosted by

Detroit Asian Youth (DAY) Project 

Featured Poets: Aurora Harris, Peggy Hong, Emily Lawsin, and Matthew Olzmann

4PM Saturday, May 26, 2012

St. Raymond’s Community Center 


Filipino American Student Association

25th Anniversary Symposium and Banquet

“Noon at Ngayon” (Then and Now)

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Keynote Banquet Speaker: Prof. Emily P. Lawsin

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Register Online:


 1st Annual Blair’s Crowded House

 Saturday, September 17, 2011

 7PM to 2 AM

@ Tangent Gallery / Hastings St. Ballroom

715 E. Milwaukee, Detroit, MI

Admission: Sliding Scale Donation ($5 to $50)

In honor of Blairs legendary Crowded House events, friends and family are launching an annual Blair’s Crowded House, on the weekend of what would have been his 44th birthday.  Featuring videos of Blair, a photo exhibit, a time for writing remembrances, and 40 Performers, including Emily P. Lawsin, The Boyfriends, Alison Lewis, Monica Blaire, Jamaal Versiz May, Airea Dee Matthews, Khary Kimani Turner, Mike E, and Invincible.  Proceeds go towards the David Blair Memorial Fund to help Detroit artists in times of crisis; donate online here:

Find us on  Facebook, HERE.

To read my poems on Blair, click HERE.



APIA Spoken Word & Poetry Summit

  “Moving it Forward, Bringing it Back” 

  Twin Cities, Minnesota

 August 4 – 7, 2011

Thurs Aug 4: Fong Lee Educational Event at Perkins Hill Park featuring Emily Lawsin and Michelle Myers. 11:15 AM

Fri Aug 5: Asian American Timeline Exercise: This is the History That We Share” presented by Emily Lawsin. 1:15 PM

For the full schedule, see:

Find us on Facebook HERE.


Featuring 35 poets, singer/songwriters, rappers, harpists, cellists, violinists, beat-boxers, comedians and more, including Blair, Invincible, Jamaal “Versiz” May, Airea Dee Matthews, Scott Kurashige, Emily Lawsin, and more

Saturday, June 18, 2011

7:30 PM @ Circa Saloon, Detroit

Find us on Facebook, HERE.



Asian Pacific American

Heritage Month Kick-Off

Monday, April 18, 2011

6:30PM @ Michigan State University

Spoken Word Performance

by Emily P. Lawsin 

Sponsored by Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Planning Committee, Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions, Asian Pacific American Student Organization, Mid Michigan Asian Pacific American Association, Asian Pacific American Studies Program and Residential College in the Arts and Humanities.

Find us on Facebook HERE


Spoken Word Performance by Emily P. Lawsin

Ferris State University, 6PM Wednesday April 6, 2011


click to register of the Margins: Asian American Movement Building

A 2-day conference in Ann Arbor on activism and social change

Friday, March 25, 2011 at the Michigan League

featuring Grace Lee Boggs dialogue with Michael Hardt, and Performance Showcase featuring Nobuko Miyamoto, Geologic, Kiwi, DJ Phatrick, Kopitonez, Funktion, Revolution, and special guests

Saturday, March 26, 2011 at the Trotter Multicultural Center

including Spoken Word Performances Saturday at 7PM featuring Bao Phi, with Aurora Harris, Juliana Hu Pegues, Blair, Emily P. Lawsin, and special guests

View the Schedule and Register for the conference HERE:

Find us on Facebook HERE.


Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS)

13th Biennial National Conference

@ Seattle University

July 21 – 24, 2010

Wednesday, July 21: Tour of Historical Sites w/Emily Lawsin as one of the Tour Guides! 🙂

Thursday, July 22: Author’s Reception

Friday, July 23: Dance Down Memory Lane

Saturday, July 24: Banquet and Silent Auction

All info is on the FANHS Blog:

Homepage: Links to FANHS Chapters:



The Ohio State University

Asian American Studies

Annual Distinguished Lectures

Thursday, May 6, 2010:

Scott Kurashige

Friday, May 7, 2010:

Emily P. Lawsin

11:30 AM Light Lunch Reception

12:15 PM Spoken Word Performance

The Ohio Union

Multicultural Center


TGIF: Thank God I’m Filipino

Talking Story

with Emily P. Lawsin

Monday, December 28, 2009

4:00-6:00 PM

Carson Library

151 East Carson Street, Carson, California

Co-sponsored by The Carson Library, the Filipino Club at Stephen White Middle School, and the Los Angeles Chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS-LA)



A Crowded House: A Benefit for Afeni Hill and Will Copeland

Hosted by Blair

Sunday, August 23, 2009

4:00-7:00 PM

@ GoComedy!

261 E. Nine Mile Rd

Ferndale, MI 48220

Featuring Performances By: Airea Dee Matthews, Alison Lewis, Aricka Foreman, Audra Kubat, Beverly & Matthew Hale, BLAIR & The Boyfriends, Chris DiAngelo, Emilio Basa, Emily Lawsin, Francine Harris, Jamaal “Versiz” May, Julia Stephenson, Lesley Braden, Marc Christy, MARS – Margaret & Mark, Mikey Brown, Miles Phenom Stewart, Nandi Comer, Paul Miles, Scott Kurashige, Superman, Tone and Niche



The Tuesday Night Cafe

7:30 PM July 7, 2009

@ Aratani Courtyard

Los Angeles

120 Judge John Aiso St

in Little Tokyo



East Meets Writers | Open Notebook

a writing workshop


this session facilitated by Emily Lawsin

11AM Saturday, May 30, 2009

@ East Meets West Bookstore

Cambridge, MA

sponsored by

Boston Progress Arts Collective

limited to 15 participants – RSVP required

Click HERE to RSVP on Facebook


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Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS)

New England Chapter Meeting

6PM Friday, May 29, 2009 in Cambridge, MA

Click HERE to RSVP on Facebook


Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Historical Timeline Workshop

1:30 – 2:30 PM Monday, May 11, 2009 – Enrollment Required

Retired Persons’ Association @ Cambridge Center for Adult Education


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Spring Conference

Poetry Performance @ MAASU Banquet by Emily Lawsin

April 3-4, 2009

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Click HERE to see the Facebook Flyer


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Exploring APIA Identity: A Roundtable

with Emily Lawsin & Scott Kurashige

6:00-7:00 PM Thursday, April 2, 2009

Trotter Multicultural Center, 1443 Washtenaw Avenue

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Sponsored by Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Committee, APIA Studies, Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA)


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Spring Conference

Opening Keynote Speech by Emily Lawsin 9 AM

Poetry Performance at Cultural Show 7 PM

Saturday, March 28, 2009 in Main Building

Drexel University, Philadelphia



8PM – 10PM Thursday, February 19, 2009

@ afterHours | Curry Student Center

Northeastern University, Boston

Click HERE to see the Facebook Flyer


Friday, October 10, 2008

6:30-8PM @ Boston College, Cushing Hall Room 001


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East Meets Words

Asian American Open Mic Series

Hosted by Boston Progress Arts Collective ::

East Meets West
934 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
8pm, Friday, September 12, 2008

$3 Admission :: All ages welcome :: Come early to sign up for the open mic

This month’s feature:

Emily Porcincula Lawsin

EMILY PORCINCULA LAWSIN is a Trustee of the Filipino American National Historical Society, co-founder of the Detroit Asian Youth Project, and co-author of Filipino Women in Detroit, 1945-1955. A spoken word performance poet originally from “She-attle”, Washington, for the last 15 years, she has taught Oral History, Asian American, and Filipino American Studies in California and at the University of Michigan.

General Meeting @ 6:30pm

There will also be a general meeting at the bookstore before the open mic so folks who are interested in learning more about Boston Progress or getting involved are encouraged to attend. These meetings are always open to the general public.

Click Here to see the FaceBook Flyer