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Jana Lynne Umipig, Author at

Jana Lynne Umipig

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Stockton, California- Jana Lynne Umipig, a womyn of Pilipino decent has directed her life goal at cultivating alternative teaching tools for human rights and for human rights and social justice education that incorporates artistic mediums in performance and visual expression,enriching leadership and self-development work for young people. Through the development of her art for social justice pedagogy she seeks to provide safe spaces of artistic expression and learning for young people that establishes and maintains a strong sense of community, support, continuity and honesty for youth to grow and learn in.
A graduate of the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelors in Theatre and Asian American Studies and currently completing her Masters in Educational Theatre for Communities and Colleges at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education, much of Jana Lynne’s work has been directed toward this fusion of social justice and arts education. Most of her work has focused on the Asian American particularly Filipino American community, heavily pertaining to issues faced by young womyn.

Posts By Jana Lynne Umipig

Traditions I Keep on Christmas Holidays

I live in Bronx, New York. This is now my home and where I will spend my Christmas holiday. This time of the year, I get homesick. As I get older, I get more nostalgic. I left California when I was 22 years old, and this year I’ll be 28 years (more…)Read More

Filipina Explores Identity in Theatre Production

I sit encircled by my students reading an excerpt of the most recent incarnation of “The Journey of a Brown Girl (JoBG).”  I posed the question to them: “what is the voice that resonates through this piece?” Their responses filled the space. One student said, “It is the voice of (more…)Read More