The Philippines-Australia Forum (PAF) at La Trobe University will celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Philippine Independence with a hybrid discussion panel talking about the History of the Filipino-Australian Diaspora and Philippine Migration.

This event aims to highlight the Filipino-Australian community, discussing its beginnings and how it continues to grow across Australia today. We also want to discuss Philippine Migration history and how it has influenced the Filipino Australian community and the larger Filipino Diaspora around the world.

PAF at La Trobe have invited five speakers for our event:

Ms Melba Marginson (Chair/host for panel) – Chairperson of The Silent Witness Network and Former Victorian Multicultural Commissioner
Dr Kristine Aquino – Senior Lecturer in International Studies and Global Societies, University of Technology Sydney
Mr Carl Anacin – PhD Candidate researching Filipino musician’s translocality in Australia, Musician & Radio host, Griffith University
Dr Ana Labrador – Honorary Senior Fellow of the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne
Dr Trevor Hogan – Adjunct Senior Research Fellow in Sociology, La Trobe University
We are also featuring a guest poetry monologue performance by Mr Matcho Makata a creative director, producer and publicator.

Date: Fri 23 June 2023


Level 2 Room 2.11, 360 Collins St Melbourne (La Trobe University City Campus) Level 2, Room 2.11 360 Collins St Melbourne, VIC 3000