Kubo, a New Forum for Filipino-American Millennials

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Conrad Contreras and Mallory Valenzuela, two graduates of the University of California in Los Angeles, have launched Kubo, an online platform for Filipino-American millennials to share their experiences on identity, family, school life and other topics. According to The Daily Bruin, UCLA’s student newspaper, “Contreras and Valenzuela, both Filipino-Americans, said they created the platform because they think Filipino culture is underrepresented in American media.”

“I always wanted Filipinos out there (in the media). I think we have so much potential,” Contreras said. “I want them to be able to write and use (this) platform.”

The Daily Bruin reports that “Valenzuela and Contreras met at UCLA in Samahang Pilipino, a Filipino student group. They said they wanted to bring the community outreach work they did as part of Samahang to a broader online audience. Kubo caters to Filipino-Americans but is also a learning resource for those outside of the community.”

“More than passive recipients of mainstream media, we are Pilipin@ architects building our own future,” explains the founders on Kubo. “We envision a world where Pilipin@s thrive culturally and economically while using our own voices to create social change.”


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