Typhoon Haiyan Relief
In response to the devastating Typhoon Haiyan that killed thousands of Filipinos and left massive destruction, members of the IUPUI community are supporting relief efforts.
Filipino Student Association at IUPUI
The Filipino Student Association at IUPUI is partnering to host a fundraising event with traditional Filipino dance performances, live music and an art showcase on: Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 from 2-5pm at the Irving Theater, 5505 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46219.All proceeds will be donated to Oxfam International. For more information or to make a donation, please contact Kara Dayton, vice president of the Filipino Student Association at IUPUI, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IU and Bloomington "Bayanihan for Haiyan"
Members of the Filipino community in Bloomington and the IU Asian Culture Center are hosting events to express support for and solidarity with the victims of the typhoon, and to empower and inspire those willing to help support the relief efforts. The theme of the event is "Bayanihan for Haiyan"; "bayanihan" means "in a spirit of unity" in Filipino. Learn more here.
Giving and Disaster Response
Gene Tempel, dean of the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, was quoted in Marketplace, on the importance of Filipino diaspora organizations and local nonprofits assisting with disaster relief.
"The advantage of these diaspora organizations is that they will know how to mobilize some people at the local level - people who may not think of giving to these larger relief organizations," says Tempel.
"They know the local organizations with whom to work. And I think that's a huge advantage for them."