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Santiago Canyon College to Host Acclaimed Filipino American Sociologist, Author and Educator Dr. Anthony Ocampo on November 17



Santiago Canyon College (SCC) will host "Outside the Box: Filipino Americans, Race, and Sexual Identity" with Dr. Anthony Ocampo.

Ocampo is a scholar and writer who focuses on race, immigration, and the experiences of gay men of color. He is assistant professor of sociology at Cal Poly Pomona and a Ford Foundation Fellow. He authored The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race which was recently featured on NPR Morning Edition. His book focuses on Filipino Americans who trace their roots back to Asia and share many characteristics with Latinos. He draws on the voices of Filipino Americans to demonstrate how the shifting demographics in the U.S. change how immigrants and their children understand race. Ocampo is working on a second book, To Be Brown and Gay in L.A.


Santiago Canyon College, H-106,

8045 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92869


Thursday, November 17, 2016

11:50 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.


Ocampo’s presentation will touch upon the immigrant experience of Filipino Americans and experiences of gay men of color. The audience will be given information for later reflection and application by weaving narratives from interviews and recent data together to tell a story.


The lecture is free and open to the public. Seating is limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking without a permit will be cited. Visitors can purchase a $2 daily parking permit allowing parking in any student lot for the day.


For more information, please contact Christine Umali Kopp at (714) 628-4768 or


Presented by Santiago Canyon College Foundation, the Office of Student Equity & Success, and SCC’s Speaker’s Symposium.

About Santiago Canyon College

Santiago Canyon College (SCC) serves about 14,000 students each semester. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and careers, and provides courses for personal and professional development, as well as customized training for business and industry. The college is recognized for its adult education program which keeps the working adult - and senior - in mind by offering flexible schedules, and community locations. Serving the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park, SCC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.

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