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Annual Filipino-American conference focuses on perseverance
FACES Conference: Magsikap! (Perseverance!)

FACES (Filipino American Civic Employees of Seattle) hosts an event to encourage perseverance (magsikap) and cultural humility by hearing diverse stories about of one of the largest immigrant communities in Seattle. Cultural humility is the ongoing process of self-exploration and self-critique combined with a willingness to learn from others. It means entering into a relationship with a person/community with the intention of honoring their beliefs, customs, and values.


Paul Quinoñez Figueroa, External Affairs Liason, City of Seattle

Andy Ygona, President, FACES

Larcy Douglas, Emcee

Chera Amlag, Baker & Owner, Hood Famous Bakeshop

Florian Purganan, Attorney at Law, Filipino Lawyers of Washington

Irwin Batara, Chief HR Officer, YWCA

Animated short film based on the life of WWII vet Frank Nishimura