RSO FEATURE OF THE WEEK: Filipino American Student Association
FASA is a student led organization that has a 95-year-old history with the University of Washington campus. The Filipino Club established in 1917 was organized by pensionados, Filipino students whose American education was subsidized by the US government. The Filipino Club for these pensionado students served as their social outlet. It was a place where these Filipino students were able to cope with things like culture shock, isolation and discrimination. Through out the 95 years of existing on campus, Filipino Club transformed into FilUnist Club. The Civil Right’s Movement lead to this organization transforming again into the Filipino Students Association (FSA). A demand for political activism started FSA’s movements of advocating for academic equality and demanding ethnic studies on campus. Since then, the organization has done nothing but grow. Grow with the same ideas of a Filipino community, cultural awareness, social advancements, political activism and academic excellence remaining. The organization today is now known as the Filipino American Student Association and it serves as an evolution and culmination of our past organizations and student leaders who have paved the way for students today, students like us, to succeed in the opportunities they fought for. That being said, FASA sa UW today, is still fighting. We are students that never stop planning, creating, motivating, providing, educating, agitating, inspiring and loving.
1) Filipino Night 2013
What: Three young naïve boys are shocked when they accidentally fall back in time to the 70s on UW campus. Unknowingly, they find themselves involved in a political hiatus between the students and the school board, but with a little love and sacrifice they learn the strength of student empowerment and help make the changes that affect all of us at the University today.
When: Saturday April 27, 2013
Where: Kane Hall 130
Tickets: $1 FASA Members $3 UW Students $5 General Public
* You can purchase tickets at the FASA Table or at any of our events
2) Comedy King of Kane: My Uncle Is Funnier Than Yours
We are proud to present our first ever Stand Up Competition. Worldwide, we find Filipino comedians, whether it be your Tito’s at the annual New Years Party in your own homes to the pare at the comedy club. It is time to showcase that talent.
The Last Comic Standing Competition will be held Friday Jan 25, 2013. From the online audition video submissions, FASA and PNI will chose 10 auditions to perform in front of an audience and a panel of judges including Rex Navarrete. The judges favorite and the audience favorite from The Last Comic Standing will then be invited to dinner after Friday’s show with Rex Navarrete and the Comedy Night committee. The two winners will then open for Rex Navarrete on Saturday Jan 26, 2013 at Comedy King of Kane: My Uncle Is Funnier Than Yours.
► NW FASA Alliance Members: $17
► General Admission (Pre-sale, limited 350 seats): $20
► General Admission (At the door): $25
Location: Kane 130
3) FASA Formal
When: Feb. 23rd, 2013
Where: Seattle Design Center
► 20 for FASA/NWFASA members
► 22 for general
► 25 at the door
Fun Fact: We are the only cultural student organization with “American” in its name!