Publication Date


Degree Name

EdD in Global Education

Primary Advisor

Dr. David Shallenberger

Second Advisor

Dr. Deepa Srikantaiah

Third Reader

Dr. Jimiliz Valiente-Neighbours


This qualitative case study centers on a Filipinx/Filipinx American parent-organized learning collective that emerged amid the COVID-19 pandemic providing virtual story times centering Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) characters and authors. The research shares the experiences and perspectives of the founding members and organizers and the early evolution of the learning collective for children and families who want to be connected to the Philippines – through Tagalog language, arts, and cultural practices. Through critical race and decolonial theoretical lenses, the author, a Filipina American motherscholar and practitioner, explores the intersections of learning about race, ethnicity, and identity at home, school, and a third space of learning within the collective. Findings indicate the importance of parent/caregiver involvement, Filipinx American history and stories in the curriculum, and affinity spaces.


Asian American Studies | Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Community-Based Learning | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Social Justice