National Alliance for Filipino Concerns

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2019 Regional Summits

There is a strong tradition of Filipinos in the United States hosting events and building community. To carry on this tradition, National Alliance for Filipino Concerns seeks partners to help convene Filipinos across the region for a gathering themed Talakayan at Kamayan: A Day to Celebrate Filipino Culture & Food and Dialogue about our Health, Rights & Concerns. We will be bringing people together to lead and participate in workshops and discussions pertaining to:

CULTURE & HERITAGE: Preserve and celebrate the rich Filipino culture and ensure comprehensive understanding of our heritage.

HEALTH & WELLNESS: Promote access to sustainable and culturally humble healthcare and awareness to underserved Filipino communities in the US and the Philippines.

ADVOCACY: Engage our communities to participate in actions to protect the rights and welfare of Filipinos in the US and for economic prosperity and peace in the Philippines.

EDUCATION: Empower our community through community-based learning engagement, including workshops, integrations, and trainings.


Theme: Talakayan at Kamayan: A Day to Celebrate Filipino Culture & Food and Dialogue about our Health, Rights & Concerns.

Talakayan is a tagalog word that translates to discussion. This year’s theme aims to inspire our community to start the conversation on how we can come together to build a strong and caring action-oriented network. While we hope the summit sparks discussions, we want do not want it to conclude there. Each discussion, workshop, and panel will identify our next steps as a community, transforming dialogue to action.

Kamayan translates to “by hand” and refers to the traditional Filipino style of eating—communally, and without plates or utensils.Naturally, this practice allows us to engage humbly and genuinely in a collective setting while uplifting Filipino traditions and practices, a vision of what we’d like our network to be.

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NAFCON National Conference 2019: Magkaisa at Kumilos



Founded in 2003 to build support for the Filipino community at a national level as a response to the scapegoating of immigrants at the aftermath of 9/11, the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) has a proven track record of promoting the rights and welfare of Filipinos in the US. This includes:

  • Successful campaigns for Filipino immigrants and workers on cases related to deportation and labor trafficking.
  • Engagement of Filipino youth across the country through conferences and leadership trainings, tackling topics such as history, culture, and current issues affecting Filipinos in the US and the Philippines.
  • Timely response to disasters in the Philippines through relief and rehabilitation and Adopt-a-Community projects.
  • Regular medical missions serving marginalized communities in the Philippines

This December, NAFCON aims to continue the tradition of bringing people together nationally and create an action-oriented platform for individuals and groups to be engaged to respond to the concerns of Filipinos through the pillars of education, culture and heritage, health and wellness, and advocacy.

  1. Educate and empower attendees on issues affecting the Filipino community
  2. Celebrate Filipino culture and heritage
  3. Promote the rights, health, and well-being of Filipinos
  4. Advocate for marginalized communities


Registration and Mixer (Fri, Dec 6)

  • 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Registration and Mixer

National Conference (Sat, Dec 7)

  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast and Registration
  • 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Welcome
  • 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker
  • 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM Colloquiums: Education and Culture & Heritage
  • 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Colloquiums: Health & Wellness and Advocacy
  • 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Plenary
  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Closing Speaker

Brunch and Leadership Training (Sun, Dec 8)

  • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Brunch
  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Leadership Training

After Early Bird ticket sales end November 5th, conference and leadership training admission is $60 per participant.

Sunday brunch is a flat fee of $25 per participant.


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Medical Missions

Medical Mission and Community-Based Learning

Summer 2020

Our next medical mission is tentatively scheduled for July-August 2020. If you are interested in applying, kindly fill out this interest form!

Past Medical Missions

To commemorate the 5th anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan, NAFCON conducted a health mission in the province of Samar, providing life-saving surgical, medical, and psychosocial services and medicines to 1000 Filipinos. In the municipality of Gamay, over 600 adults and children received free medical check up, which consisted of services such as vital signs, doctor consultations, acupuncture, urinalysis, nebulizer, and pharmacy.  Elementary school students also received psychosocial intervention and training on disaster risk management. In the municipality of Pambujan, around 100 people underwent surgeries needed for afflictions such as hernia, hydrocele, hemangioma, goiter, and cysts. Another 200 received free medical check up.

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