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Fil-Am Media Pioneer Jannelle So To Host 90-Minute SOjourn This July 26

How do you keep your sanity when you can’t go out, can’t meet friends, or can’t plan for the future? 

With so many issues coming up that make us feel like it’s 1918, 1932 and 1968 all at the same time, we get by with a little help from prayer, family and friends. The only major difference of 2020 from these long gone eras that feel vaguely familiar is that at least in this time and age, we can still see each other and get together, even virtually. 

While people these days can feel so tired, so anxious, and so unsure, we need to meet people who will guide us, console us, or relate with us in the ways where we’re the same, and going through the similar things. 

So Jannelle TV is celebrating its third anniversary in very different times. But its host and founder, Jannelle So Perkins, has always been able to reflect, adjust and act according to the times. 

Jannelle So is a Filipino-American media pioneer, making a name for herself as the creator, and original host and producer of America’s first and only daily show for and about the Filipinos, “Kababayan TODAY” on KSCI-TV LA18. The show that ran for 8.5 years under Jannelle’s leadership, was also the longest-running Filipino daily talk show outside of the Philippines. 


“In 90 minutes, we will go on a Virtual SOjourn with Jannelle So and travel from being So Awoke to being So Aware to being So Alive. 

We’d love for our audience to reflect with us, transform with us, and realize with us, that there are things that are important, things that are critical and things that are of true value,” So said. 

Virtual Sojourn will take place Live on Facebook on July 26, Sunday, 10AM Manila Time (July 25, Saturday at 10PM Eastern and 1PM Pacific in the US). It will be comprised of the following stopovers, speakers, and topics, in addition to raffle prizes and giveaways for those who attend live. 

Part 1 | So Awoke: How to Support One Another: Understanding Issues that Matter: BLM, LGBTQ, and Mental Health 

Angel Bonilla Angel competed in The Voice season 14 and made history as the first transgender who turned a judge’s chair (Team Adam) in the Blind Auditions. Angel will talk about How To Be Your True Self and Issues Affecting LGBTQ. She will also perform a special number. 

Consuelo C. Cagande, MD Dr. Cagande is the Division Chief of Community Care and Wellness, and Senior Associate Program Director in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Cagande will talk about Mental Health and Self-Care During a Pandemic. 

Strategy for Black LIves. Co-founders and NY-based friends Patrick Reyes, Frantzy Luzincourt and Timothy Hunter are twenty two year old recent graduates who lead their student governments at CUNY and SUNY. They were 16 when the murder of Eric Garner happened. When George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis, they were all together and could not believe that they were still seeing police brutality and hearing “I can’t breathe.” United, they decided it was time to do something, and something more lasting. They will discuss Actions to Promote Social Justice and Advance Change. 

Part 2 | So Aware: “How To Survive with Your Family, Career, and Finances Intact 

Mama Bares Mama Bares is a quartet of performers comprised of Joan Almedillia, Deedee Magno Hall. Jennifer Paz, and Ai Cheung. Together, they bare their souls about motherhood, family and friendship through their love of music. Mama Bares will talk about A Mom’s Role in the New Normal and perform a special number. 

Janice Lao Janice is a multi-awarded dual environmental scientist and development economist. Lao combines her science and economics background to make business a force for good. Janice is a STEM advocate and will speak about Making Math & Science Fun at Home. 

Part 3 – So Alive: How to Thrive In This New Environment 

Mally Roncal “Every woman should look and feel gorgois.” This is Mally’s philosophy as a world-renowned Celebrity Makeup Artist, and Founder and CEO of Mally Beauty. Her ability to make her clients look and feel beautiful landed her on top magazines and on shows like Oprah, The Today Show, Rachael Ray, and The View. Mally will talk about Mally Minute – How to Keep Your Spirits Up When Many Things Are Looking Down. 

Arnel Calvario is an occupational therapist who’s also a hiphop dancer, choreographer and changemaker. He marries his passions as a fitness advocate who uses dance to improve the lives of children, teens and young adults. Arnel will talk about How To Keep Moving When The World Comes to A Standstill. 

Register now at www.sojannelle.com to send questions in advance and get a chance to win raffle prizes from our speakers and sponsors. Follow @SoJannelle on Instagram and Facebook @sojannelle for updates. (end) 

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