Usapan Sa La Mesa

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1 Bedford St

Newtown, NSW 2042


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We would like to acknowledge and pay respects to the rightful custodians of the land where we will meet, the Cadigal people of the Eora nation and to Elders past, present & future. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. ALWAYS WAS, ALWAYS WILL BE.


Hey everyone,

Usapan Sa La Mesa consist of three community dinner events hosted by local artist Eme, which will go towards their Visual Arts Honours degree at SCA.

Our second event of Usapan Sa La Mesa is less than a month away!

Usapan Sa La Mesa (talking at the table) is a decolonizing process and gathering of diasporic communities in Sydney. This one will be specific to Filipino/Filipinos/Pinays. It involves sharing of lived experiences, knowledge and unpacking together in the hopes of achieving communal solidarity within the diaspora (Kabayanihan! Barangay Sydney!) and what it means to be immigrants and settlers on stolen Indigenous land.

Usapan Sa La Mesa is a catalyst for bringing different perspectives to exchange in an open dialogue which can take shape in different forms. We hold these dinner events to call for council, get to know the people in our communities, to celebrate our culture, talk about our history, daily lives, concerns, and support each other.


+ Eating home-made, traditional Filipino cuisine made by elders

+ Storytelling of lived experiences & unpacking together

+Eating, laughing, crying, talking - healthy mental health stuff

+Kapwa philosophy: interconnectedness

Respect, understanding and love is essential, there will be zero tolerance for hate or discrimination.

Note: This event is a Filipino/a/x gathering. We will open the doors for non-Filipino/a/x descent to join in a more global context of decolonisation processes on 5th of October. Save the date!

Please try to arrive on time, we will be starting the night on the dot.

We have disabled access + lift.

The centre is directly opposite of Newtown station: 1 Bedford Street, Newtown, NSW 2042


These events are self-funded, please give what you can.


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Contact Eme if you have any issues or questions.

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