PAALS presents in celebration of Filipino American History Month: In "Why Karen Carpenter Matters," Karen Tongson (whose Filipino musician parents named her after the pop icon) interweaves the story of the singer’s rise to fame with her own trans-Pacific journey between the Philippines—where imitations of American pop styles flourished—and Karen Carpenter’s home ground of Southern California.

Speakers: Ernie A. Ocampo

Event Type: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Webinar

Start Date/Time:
28 October 2021, 3:00 PM EDT
End Date/Time:
28 October 2021, 4:00 PM EDT


  • Ernie A. Ocampo, Partner, Century City


  • Dr. Karen Tongson, Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies, English and American Studies and Ethnicity at University of Southern California.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CT

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PT