~Calendar~

2016 Events:

June 24, 25, 26, 2016: Bangka Camp with Ifugaw Master Carver and Mumbaki Mamerto Lagitan Tindongan, Bangka-yard, Santa Rosa Ca.

April 19, 2016 Balik sa Dagat Bangka Journey co-facilitate with Nina Jusuf, NAPIESV on Sexual Assault Issues in the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Communities at Contra Costa County’s All PHN Meeting, Martinez, CA

March 28, 2016 and April 2, 2016 11am-4pm, Bangka-yard in Santa Rosa, CA. Sping-time building and carving with Mamerto Lagitan Tindongan, Ifugaw Master Carver and Mumbaki

2015 Events:

November 18, 2015 Carving butterfly bowties, Bangka-yard, Santa Rosa, CA

October 24, 2015 SEEDS & SOUL: Indigenous Cultural Exchange & Festival, Lake Merritt, Huichin (Oakland), CA

June 5, 2016 “Pacific Worlds” Community opening ceremony @ the Oakland Museum of CA

May 25, 2016 Honoring Veterans and War Heroes Carving Day, Bangka-yard, Santa Rosa, CA

May 16, 2016 Bangka Journey with This Is Our Story, Filipinos in Santa Rosa at the 121st Santa Rosa Rose Parade, Santa Rosa, CA.

May 2-3, 2016 Philip H. Red Eagle returns to Bangka-yard with butterfly bowties, Santa Rosa and Oakland, CA collaboration with The Cultural Conservancy

2014 Events:

October 5, 2014 11am-4pm balik sa dagat bangka journey will be bangka-craft tabling with youth art speak interns and the public for the 5th Annual Filipino American History Month at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum. 

Sept 15 – 18, 2014 Balik sa Dagat Bangka Journey travels to Western Samoa and meet up with the local carvers and the Gaualofa crew!

Sept 5 – 14, 2014 Balik sa Dagat Bangka Journey travels to American Samoa via Honolulu, O’ahu, Hawai’i with NAPIESV’s Nina Jusuf and Mira Yusef

August 29, 30 and 31, 2014 NAPIESV Summit: Responding to Sexual Violence, Child Sexual Abuse, and Youth Sexual Exploitation in Asian and Pacific Islander Communities through Healing, Organizing and Transformative Justice/Community Accountability  in Emeryville, CA.

August 9, 2014 ~ International Hotel (aka I-Hotel) Manilatown Center’s 1977 Eviction Commemoration and fundraising for Enrico Labayen, an Isabela Duncan choreography award winner

July 19, 2014 HEALING, BSDBJ will table SF Manilatown and paddle dance practice

June 26, 2014 SAMA SAMA Tagalog Immersion Program, a workshop with 22 5-10 year old children learning about seafaring traditions via language, navigational elements, carving 101 session through dance, song and movement, held at the Bangka-yard in Santa Rosa, CA.

June 10, 2014 NAPIESV Webinar 3pm PST, June 2014 Webinar: Balik sa Dagat Bangka Journey: Innovative Trauma Healing Methods Please register for Balik sa Dagat Bangka Journey: Innovative Trauma Healing Methods on Jun 10, 2014 3:00 PM PDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3109823861681977346

May 13, 2014 6:30-9pm, located at Integral Living Society, San Francisco ~ Bridges: Connecting Past, Present, Future – An Evening with Grace Nono and Friends. Artists who bridge life in the diaspora with ancestral connections will share their work. Journey with us through the Quiet, the Inspired, the Flowing, the Embodied Voice, the Fusion of Ancestral and Modern, and the Connection with our Living Traditions. We have sought and found connection with our ancestral heritage. The question now is: What relationship with the babaylan and other ancestral knowledge bearers do people want to have at this juncture? Help rebuild Grace’s Balay Agusan, which serves as a bridging space for the babaylan and diasporans and urban Pinoys. Balay Agusan was destroyed by Typhoon Pablo.Make donations directly at: http://give2asia.org/taofoundation

April 23, 2014 3:30-5:30pm
creekside private residence in glen ellen, california
Join Balik sa Dagat Bangka Journey in afternoon of Planting SEEDS with Rulan Tangen of Dancing Earth http://www.dancingearth.org/ Learn core values: dance, music, water and food, dreaming and integration as core elements of functional ritual of healing from ancient indigenous source knowledge. Contact mylene@bangkajourney.com

March 28, 29, 30, and 31, 2014 for NAPIESV 3 day curriculum test and final brief day – learn more via www.napiesv.org  ~  learn more about the collaborative efforts via hand in hand we go ~ http://bangkajourney.com/2013/11/07/hand-in-hand-we-go/

March 23, 2014 BSDBJ an Afternoon with Filipino Authors at San Francisco’s Bayanihan Center. If you missed the dance, sorry i don’t have the footage from the event but here is the video that was played during the dance: http://bit.ly/bsdbjfilipinoauthorssfbayanihan032314

February 8, 2014 Return to the Sea with KAPWA jam at SF’s I-Hotel Manilatown, San Francisco, CA. Check out photos at http://manilatown-heritage-foundation.org/events/gallery/

January 18, 2014 Balik sa Dagat Bangka Journey Core Retreat, Glen Ellen, CA ~ BSDBJ Dances – copy and paste link ~ http://youtu.be/WxodGapUf5I

 

2013 Events:

December 21-22, 2013 1st NAPIESV weekend session to create a curriculum, Oakland, CA

December 20, 2013 ARISE! BANGON! fundraising event with TIGRA/FACES/Balik sa Dagat Bangka Journey to help repair damaged bangkas in Bantayan Island, Cebu, Philippines post-typhoon Haiyan Nov 2013.

November 17-23, 2013 Mamerto Lagitan Tindongan visits BSDBJ for a week long carving and healing circles.

October 30, 2013 BSDBJ will share with youth in Janet Stickmon’s Classes: Napa Valley College and American Canyon High School

October 2013 for the whole month Balik sa Dagat Bangka Journey’s short videos will be featured at the Berkeley Public Library’s Reference Desk Terminal Exhibit ~ go to the 2nd floor of the library and ask for the exhibit terminals.

October 5, 2013 2-4pm, Canoe Building: Filipino and Native American traditions, our first public presentation outside of the bangka-yard, Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St., Berkeley, CA

September 17-19, 2013 Balik sa Dagat Bangka Journey (BSDBJ) presents a creative healing session for the 1st National Asian Pacific Islander to End Sexual Violence Summit (NAPIESV) in San Diego, CA

August 31, 2013 American Center of Philippine Arts (ACPA) 4th Annual Summer Youth Recital, Rhythmix Cultural Works, Alameda, CA

August 11, 2013 Pistahan, 1st Creativity Pavilion, Yerba Buena Park, San Francisco, CA

August 1-6, 2013 Paddle to Quinault, 1st time as land support for the sister canoe, the t’iat, makes its first journey in the Pacific Northwest Tribal Canoe Journey, Quinault, Washington (State)

July 17-18, 2013 Balik sa Dagat Bangka Journey (BSDBJ) Core Retreat, Glenn Ellen, CA

Mini-paddle making sessions, Oakland, CA: May 30, 2013; June 1, 2013; June 15, 2013 from 1-330pm lakeside – contact mylene@bangkajourney.com

June 2, 2013 Pista sa NayonTown Festival” 11am-4pm at the Filipino Community Center, 3361 Fulton Rd, Fulton, California 95439. Join us for the 2013 Annual Fiesta to Celebrate Philippine Independence Day. Presented by the Filipino American Community of Sonoma County (FACSCI).

May 19, 2013 1-4pm. Bangka Journey celebrates with Kularts and with the Filipino American Community of Sonoma County (FACSI) The Beauty of Indigenous Philippine Traditions: The Talaandig Tribe of Bukidnon at the Filipino Community Center, 3361 Fulton Rd, Fulton, California 95439.

May 11, 2013 Rock the Bangka Poets Sails SF Bay Waters to Angel Island. Join Bangka Journey on facebook to see photos.

April 27, 2013 Waters for Wellness with Rulan Tangen, Director of Dancing Earth. Join Bangka Journey on facebook to see photos.

~~~~~~~ 2012 Events:

Nov 15-16, 2012 Balik sa Dagat (Return to the Sea) 2012, winter workshop with Master Carver Philip H. Red Eagle. Join Bangka Journey on facebook to see photos.

Paddle to Swinomish 2011, Tribal Canoe Journey


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