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Author: Therese Rodriguez

Parañaque to New York City: Fifty Poems
Thursday, 6/13/2024
5:30 - 7:30
James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center - 3rd Fl
Main Library

100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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The multi-faceted Therese R. Rodriguez -- pioneer Filipino immigrant, nationalist community organizer, human rights activist, unabashed LGBTQIA advocate, APICHA head, and iconic leader on Asia-Pacific issues -- surprises us once more with a breathtaking poetic summary of her life from childhood to a groundbreaking career in the New York Metropolitan area.

Rodriquez has served as CEO at APICHA Community Health Center since 1997. In 2015, under her leadership, APICHA transformed from an AIDS service organization to a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), providing primary care and preventative health and mental health services to vulnerable populations, especially Asians and Pacific Islanders, the LGBTQIA community and those living with HIV/AIDS. A longtime social justice activist, Rodriguez was a member of the Union Democratic Filipinos (KDP) that fought for the return of democracy in the Philippines and equal rights for Filipino Americans in the U.S. 

Co-sponsored by the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center, Philippine American Writers and Artists (PAWA), San Francisco Community Health Center and the Filipino American Center.

Connect to engaging discussions and performances related to the Filipino American community.

Gather, share knowledge and celebrate our unique identities at the queerest library ever. 

For more resources, the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center is the gateway to the Library’s broader collections documenting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual history and culture, with a special emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area.

Programs designed to celebrate the art of the poem, including readings and talks.

This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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