New Berglund Roundtable on Vimeo

Dr. Labrador from University of Hawai'i and Geo from Blue Scholars discuss topics concerning social identity and activism in "The Social Construction of Identity in Different Places."

The Berglund Center for Internet Studies presents a recap of a diversity discussion from Oct. 19, 2012. Titled The Social Construction of Identity in Different Places & Social Activism, it was presented by Dr. Rod Labrador, PhD and Geo from Blue Scholars.

Rod Labrador is a Filipino-American who was born in the Philippines and moved to the United States at an early age, growing up in San Diego, Calif. He is an alumnus of the University of Rochester, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, and earned his doctorate in anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is currently assistant professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UH Manoa. Dr. Labrador's discussion focuses on how "identities are socially construted and affected by location and time," speaking from having lived in the Philippines, California and Hawaii.

The second part of the discussion is by Geologic, MC from the Blue Scholars. Geo has also faced problems with identity as the son of Filipino immigrants living in Hawaii. Through the Blue Scholars, Geo spreads his message of diversity and social justice. Geo's discussion encompasses social activism and how students can become involved.

Catch the video recap of Dr. Labrador and Geo's presentation here:

For more information about the Berglund Center for Internet Studies, contact the Berglund Center at 503-352-1466 or or visit the BCIS website.

Posted by Matt dela Pena ( on Jan 10, 2013 at 1:45 PM

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