Fun educational photo exhibit on Filipinos

For those of you interested in a photo exhibit focused on the 100 year history of Filipino Americans

 

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Singgalot: The Ties that Bind

Smithsonian Institute’s Traveling Exhibit on

100 Years of Filipino American Experience in the United States of America

Opens in Historic Filipinotown Los Angeles

 

Singgalot will be exhibited from August 1, to October 26, 2008, at Remy’s Art Gallery, 2126 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, 90026. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday, 11 am to 7 pm, Sunday, 12 to 8 pm. For more information view http://remysontemple.com.

Singgalot is an exhibit that promotes the vibrancy of the Filipino spirit, that transcends the dark days of being burned alive in the sugar cane fields as they sought better working conditions for all sugar planters in 1900’s, or of being confronted by a ” No Filipinos Allowed” sign in a Stockton, California hotel in the 1930’s, or the racialized display of Filipinos at the 1904 World’s Fair Expo in St.Louis, Missouri, where they were viewed as new acquisitions of the U.S. empire in the Pacific. Through all this, Filipinos have strived to empower themselves in American society.

 

On August 2, 2008, from 11 am to 4 pm, it will be open, free to the public. An opening reception and dedication ceremony, featuring Dr. Franklin Odo of the Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific Programs, will be held on August 2, from 6-8pm, to honor three community heroes:  Royal Morales, Remedios Geaga and Ester Soriano-Hewitt.

 

The event will be emceed by Janelle So of Kababayan-LA, KSCI-Channel 18 television station, with musical performances by Nonoy and Jenny Alsaybar, a master violinist and skilled flutist. Call and RSVP to attend since space is limited at the venue.

 

The legacy of Filipinos in America unfolds, in this 30-panel exhibit, as captured by thousands of photographs and scores of stories obtained through research by Dr. Dean Alegado of University of Hawai’i,  the Smithsonian Institute’s Dr. Franklin Odo, State of Hawaii Curator Tom Klobe and Curatorial Design Artist Marissa Gacula.

 

The host committee in Los Angeles composed of volunteers are proud to present this exhibit to the public. National sponsors to this Smithsonian exhibit include Farmers Insurance, Wells Fargo and

ABS-CBN.

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