Baybayin Revival among Filipino Americans
The purpose of the forum is to bring together Filipino and Filipino Americans, those on the forefront of exploring baybayin through the contexts of history, filipino identity, artistic expression and spirituality, so that they can briefly share their work about baybayin and then also their findings and the response of their particular audience to baybayin. Together, at the end of this roundtable the speakers can gather evidence and evaluate aspects of a baybayin revival among Filipino Americans. We want this event to be an opportunity for baybayin enthusiasts to gather, meet and connect with each other and find future opportunities to discuss and collaborate.
Break Out Session 2, 1:45 – 3:15pm, Saturday, April 17
To be held at the First International Babaylan Conference, 2010.
Sonoma State University, CA
Panel of Speakers:
- Bayani de Leon (Author of BAYBAYIN – The Ancient Script of the Philippines – A Concise Manual, 1992.)(And also a student of Guillermo Tolentino).
- Mary Ann Ubaldo (Creator of Baybayin customized jewelry for Filipinos and indigenous identity since 1995. www.urduja.com)
- Rhodora “Bing” Veloso (Author of Saysayin ng Baybayin, 2000 and creator of the Baybayin Cards)
- Christian Cabuay (Author of An Introduction to Baybayin, 2009. www.baybayin.com)
Moderator: Letecia Layson
For more details on the First International Babaylan Conference, 2010 please visit: www.babaylan.net/mission.html