AAPI Women/Womyn in Academia Panel

AAPI Women in Academia Panel Flyer

Join NAPAWF San Diego and the Women’s International Center in this panel highlighting Asian American and Pacific Islander women in academia. Be sure to come ready to this community dialogue with questions and a notepad!

Also: there will be a chance to win books from the professors in a RAFFLE!
5:30-8:00PM / Panel starts at 6PM

BAMBOO LOUNGE in Hillcrest, in their lovely back patio
1475 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
Please RSVP here and/or email Lindangocle@gmail.com. Capacity for seating is at 50. Happy Hour refreshments & drinks available for purchase from Bamboo Lounge!

Kirin Amiling Macapugay, MSW, is the event’s emcee.

Kirin serves as a Commissioner for the California Commission on Asian Pacific Islander Affairs and is the Director of Marketing and Business Development for Operation Samahan. She earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management from San Diego State University, focusing on program development, resource development, and community relations. She is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). She also serves on the boards for the San Diego Association of Fundraising Professionals, Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence, BIBAK San Diego, Kalingas North America Network, and is an adviser for the National Asian Pacific Women’s Forum San Diego Chapter. She is a member of the Filipino Chamber of Commerce as well as the nonpartisan Black American Political Association of California.


Amanda Solomon Amorao, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Asian & Pacific Studies Program, SDSU
Executive Director, Kuya Ate Mentorship Program

Amanda Solomon Amorao received her Ph.D. in Literature in 2011 from the University of California at San Diego. She specializes in Asian Pacific American literature generally and Filipino American cultural studies specifically. Currently, she is a lecturer in the Asian and Pacific Studies Program at San Diego State University, but has been associate faculty at UC San Diego’s Literature and Ethnic Studies Departments as well as lecturer in the Critical Gender Studies and Humanities Programs. She also serves as the Executive Director of the Kuya Ate Mentorship Program, a non-profit educational organization focused on intergenerational mentorship, social justice, and bringing critical Filipino American Studies to the local San Diego community.

Anne S. Bautista, Esq.
Legal Program Director

Ms. Anne S. Bautista is the Legal Program Director for the VAWA Legal Program. She is an immigration attorney specializing in representing immigrant victims of domestic violence under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). She began the VAWA Legal Program at Access, Inc. in 1998 and has successfully represented thousands of women and children under VAWA. Ms. Bautista is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at California Western School of Law (CWSL) teaching two courses: Women and Immigration Law, a course which takes a critical look at the effect of immigration laws and policies on women immigrating to the United States, and the Immigration Seminar and Clinical Field Placement: Helping Victims of Domestic Violence. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from California Western School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature from the University of California at Berkeley. Ms. Bautista has received numerous awards for her work on behalf of victims and survivors and has trained both advocates and students on the protections available to immigrant victims under VAWA.

Bey-Ling Sha, Ph.D.
Public Relations Professor, SDSU
Consultant in Public Relations Research & Strategy

Dr. Sha’s primary research program combines theories of mathematical physics with public relations scholarship. Her other research areas include cultural identity, international public relations, activism and gender. Dr. Sha’s scholarly work has been published in Journal of Public Relations Research, Public Relations Review, Public Relations Journal, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, and Journal of Promotion Management, as well as various book chapters. In the San Diego community, Dr. Sha is active in the Public Relations Society of America, in the Union of Pan-Asian Communities, and in Parent Teacher Associations at the school, school district, county and state levels. Nationally, Dr. Sha served the Public Relations Society of America as the 2010-2011 chair of the National Committee on Work, Life & Gender. Currently, she chairs the research work group of the Universal Accreditation Board, which oversees the world’s largest certification program in public relations.

Valerie Ooka Pang, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Teacher Education, SDSU

Valerie Ooka Pang is a professor in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University. She has published eight books such as Multicultural Education: A Caring-centered, Reflective Approach (2nd ed, 2010) and Struggling To Be Heard: The Unmet Needs of Asian American Children with L. Cheng (1998). In addition, Pang has published in various journals including Educational Researcher, Harvard Educational Review, The Kappan, The Journal of Teacher Education, Action in Teacher Education, and Social Education. Pang has consulted with organizations such as Sesame Street, Family Communications (Producers of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood), and Scott Foresman.

Yến Lê Espiritu, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego

Originally from Vietnam, Yen Le Espiritu is Professor and former Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego. She has published widely on Asian American panethnicity, gender and migration, and U.S. colonialism and wars in Asia. She is completing a book on the politics of commemoration of the Vietnam War.

We look forward to seeing you at this AMAZING and FIERCE PANEL!


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