Julman Tolentino

Julman Tolentino is an educator and program developer whose work is grounded in liberation sociology. He is an academic advisor at the School of Labor and Urban Studies at the City University of New York (CUNY) and has a master’s degree in social work from Hunter College. Julman has created and facilitated anti-oppression trainings and retreats for students, educators, and social service providers. Through the American Conference on Diversity, he has run yearly summer social justice camps for youth from high schools throughout NY and NJ. Julman develops and facilitates workshops on undoing patriarchy, including running a monthly men’s group in New York City, working with high school students at the Young Men of Color Symposium, and co-facilitating the Uprooting Patriarchy retreat at Columbia University’s School of Social Work. In support and solidarity with the Black community, he has created a workshop for Asians/Asian Americans to address anti-Black racism which has been conducted at numerous conferences and for various community-based organizations. Julman began his social justice work as an organizer in the Filipino community and as a founder of a leadership organization for Filipino high school youth in Jersey City, NJ.