Wednesday, May 27, 2015

US.ep Assembly - The Spirit of Grit

Together we can realize the dream! Thank you to @k_lane_yabc for another successful #UNiVERSALself educational program assembly! Thank you to @dulcineadetwah for rocking the Mic and inspiring the next generation! Shout out to the spirit of grit that exists in East New York! #ArtsEducation #Education #YABC #DulcineaDetwah #HipHopEducation #HipHop #Youth #YoungAdults

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Justice for #EricGarner & #MikeBrown

We must always fight for freedom & justice for ALL!

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

US.ep in East New York, Brooklyn

Extremely grateful that the #UNiVERSALself educational program was a success in yet another part of #Brooklyn....East New York! We concluded this semester's series of arts education workshops with a school wide assembly where we danced, sang, read original poems and shared visual art/graffiti work! In a world with so much negativity going around it was sincerely a breath of fresh air. One special moment in particular that stands out is when one of the students, Aaron, felt empowered to sing a John Legend song in dedication to #MikeBrown. The whole class stood up with #BlackLivesMatter and #RIPMikeBrown signs to stand in solidarity. We ended the assembly with an open mic/community town hall where folks were given the opportunity to discuss police brutality, racial profiling and basically providing a safe space for the school to breath!

Check out this dope work created by Emilee aka M.O. from this semester's #UNiVERSALself educational program! Give thanks!

#BlackLivesMatter #BrownLivesMatter #RIPMikeBrown #RIPSeanBell -#UNiVERSALself educational program in East New York, #Brooklyn holding it down!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Boricua College, Brooklyn

Congratulations to Ms. Jenny Mateo, the new student body president of Boricua College in Brooklyn, NY.  I had a blast performing at the Halloween Party and meeting the entire community!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Makilala TV

Tune into Queens Public Television for Makilala - a Filipino American talk show.  I was honored to be a part of this episode which will explore Filipino American History Month.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Have dinner with UN!VERSALself...

Have dinner with UNiVERSALself on:
Wednesday, October 15th & 22nd, 2014 at 9pm (est) 
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 9pm (est). 

Kilusan Bautista's UNiVERSALself will air as a special broadcasting event on 
Time Warner 56
Cablevision 69
RCN 84
Verizon FiOS 44

*And for folks outside New York City, you can tune in online at:

Before the 1990's boom in San Francisco, California, there exists a Filipino immigrant family raising American born children. Kilusan Bautista is an artistic middle child who discovers his voice through Hip Hop, Martial Arts and Theatre during his fathers battles with drug addiction. Surrounded by friends caught up in gangs and crime, Kilusan stands at the crossroads of life where he is confronted with his UNiVERSALself.

UNiVERSALself Production Team:
Written and performed by Kilusan Bautista.
Artistic Direction by Cornelia McPherson.
Music Collaboration by Chuck Mays, DJ Solcrates.
Animation Design by Ace and Son Moving Picture Company, LLC.
Multimedia collaboration by Tony SantaAna, Abe Menor.
Lighting Design by Laeti├žia Emmanuel.
Artist collaboration with Jeffrey Bautista, Mrs. Santa Ana, Yuisa Davila.

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