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New, transfer, undergraduate, and graduate students attended the mixer.

The Filipina/o/x community at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa came together to celebrate the beginning of the fall semester at the Halu-Halo! Hello-Hello! A Filipino Fall Mixer.

Inspired by halu-halo (a Filipino dessert mixed with multiple ingredients including ube ice cream, nata de coco, beans and more), the planning committee intended to bring together new, transfer, returning and graduate Filipino students to start the fall semester with food, fun and community.

Halu-Halo! Hello-Hello! was held in the Campus Center Ballroom and featured Filipino foods including halu-halo from Sama-Sama.

The event was a collaboration between multiple Filipina/o/x serving groups and notable community members including the Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institute Program, Health Careers Opportunity Program, UH Mānoa Center for Philippine Studies, Ilokano Language and Literature Program, Timpuyog Organization, Filipino Language & Culture Program, Office of Multicultural Student Services, Thompson School of Social Work and Public Health along with individuals across campus.

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Faculty from the College of Education Tinalak Council attended and connected with students.

In addition to live performances, games and photo opportunities, a mini-resource fair of campus and community partners was a major highlight featuring programs that specifically serve the Filipina/o/x community, house notable Filipina/o/x faculty or are Filipina/o/x student-run.

315 students attended the event, most of whom identified as Filipina/o/x and left with resources and a meaningful connection to the Filipina/o/x community at UH Mānoa.

The event was also made possible by the College of Education’s Tinalak Council, The Office of Student Equity, Excellence, and Diversity, Anthony Guerrero of John A. Burns School of Medicine, director David Forman of the Richardson School of Law, Patricio Abinales of the Department of Asian Studies and Amy Agbayani.

For questions about this event or to sign up for future events that serve the Filipina/o/x community, contact

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