What do people really know about the history and culture of the Philippines? How does a history fraught with war, Spanish colonization, American imperialism, historical erasure, and racism affect the ways Filipinos perceive and experience the body? Join CounterPULSE as we continue to celebrate Performing Diaspora with this panel, bringing you artist-scholars working around Filipino history, decolonization and the creation of cultural forms. The speakers will address transnational and shifting identities - as Filipinos/Filipino-Americans, and as people of various diaspora. With the political and cultural relationship between the Philippines and the United States as a backdrop, theyâll consider what it means to decolonize through art and literature. With writer-performer and founder of the Pagbabalik Project, Aimee Suzara; visual artist, designer, and educator Aimee Espiritu; and author-activist Jorge Emmanuel.