Wednesday, August 4 from 6:30pm-8:30pm
Kaya Summer Internship Program Session: Labor
AND Kaya Summer Internship Program Commencement
With Greg Cendana (US Students Association), Marlan Maralit (AFSCME), and Iryll Robbins-Umel (National Treasury Employees Union)
(Dupont Circle Metro – Red line)
KAYA: Filipino Americans for Progress (KAYA) administers the only summer educational and leadership development workshop series in Washington DC, focused specifically on the Filipino American community and its role in public policy and government. The Summer Internship Program (KSIP) is a free evening program intended to supplement a Washington, DC internship experience. Through a series of informal workshop and skills building sessions, student participants work with each other, KAYA staff and policy professionals to learn the skills necessary for leadership. Sessions focus on the development of issue knowledge, career exploration and skill building.
With Special Guests:
Marlan S. Maralit currently works as a Recruiter for the Organizing & Field Services Department of AFSCME, one of the largest public sector unions in the country representing state, county, and municipal employees. He currently serves as the president for the DC Chapter of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO, the one and only constituency group for Asian Pacific American union activist and working families. He has also worked as a organizer across the country for many years and as a school teacher in the District of Columbia Public Schools , but sites his work as a youth organizer in the Metro DC area for APA youth as one of his defining experiences as a community activist.
Iryll Robbins-Umel, National Field Representative, National Treasury Employees Union -&- Vice Chair, Kaya National
As a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, Gregory Cendana received his BA in Sociology and Labor & Workplace Studies. While at UCLA, Gregory was Student Body Vice President and Campus Organizing Director for the University of California Student Association. Additionally, he served on the board of Samahang Pilipino, a Pilipino advocacy organization at UCLA, specifically addressing gender & sexuality issues. In addition, he has sat on USSA Board of Directors as the Community & Labor Liaison and Outreach Officer, and is a certified GrassRoots Organizing Weekend (GROW) & Electoral Action Training (EAT) Trainer. He was the 2008-2009 USSA Vice President and was elected as the first openly queer Asian American President. Gregory also enjoys his roles as a national board member for Jobs with Justice, the National Youth Advocacy Coalition & the Generational Alliance.
Greg at America’s Future Now Conference– http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56k3H8A0L_4