From Hegemony to Healing: Addressing Filipina/o American Mental Health in the Margins of Education

Jessica Petalio, Ian Lawrence & Angelica Faustino
University of Alaska Anchorage, San Francisco State University & Pin@y Educational Partnerships (PEP)
Saturday, 9:30 am to 11:00 am -- Rm. A-239

This panel challenges traditional notions of education by critically examining how spaces in education have contributed to the deterioration of Filipina/o American students’ (K-college) mental health and wellbeing. We address how historical and contemporary forms of oppression have impacted Filipina/o American students’ mental wellbeing followed by a critical discussion addressing how educators can transform the classroom as a counterspace where students feel comfortable to address, cope, and heal from messages rooted in hegemony.