Full Circle 9/29/17: Filipino American History Month

 

TONIGHT’S GUESTS:  John Mejia and Nicole Gervacio

Good evening everyone… and welcome to Full Circle, your cultural affairs radio magazine produced by members of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. This show was written, produced, and recorded in Huichin, occupied Ohlone territory, also known to settlers as the Bay Area.

Here at Full Circle we are overjoyed to welcome my co-host Laura Echegaray back from Puerto Rico! More on that on an upcoming episode. In the meantime, we turn our attention to the month of October – can you believe it’s already here! October is known for many things – pumpkin everything, witches, and here on native soil we get to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day. But did you know it’s also Filipino American History Month!?

That’s right! And on tonight’s show…

  • We will give a brief history of the migration of Filipinos to this country.
  • We will time travel back just a few decade’s to Larry Itliong and the role of Filipinos in the Delano farmworker strike.
  • And we will hear from a young Filipino American artist on her use of art as activism, ancestral healing, and a vehicle for nothing less than collective liberation.

FILIPINO AMERICAN NATIONAL HISTORIC SOCIETY OF SONOMA COUNTY:

Documentary

Kulturang Pilipino

EVENTS:

9/30 – APATURE opening reception @ Kearny Street Workshop / check out Nicole Gervacio’s visual art here! FB event

APATURE has a lot of events in October

10/1Filipino-American History Month celebration Asian art Museum

10/4Lecture @ San Francisco Public Library (Excelsior Branch)

10/7Word + Image: Filipino American Art As Inspiration part of Fourth Filipino American International Book Festival

10/8Filipino Poets in the Diaspora

10/14“Keeping the Legacies Alive” Celebrating Larry Itliong

FEATURED ARTIST:

NICOLE GERVACIO https://www.nicolegervacio.com/

MUSIC:

BAMBU http://www.beatrockmusic.com/bambu/

ROCKY RIVERA http://www.beatrockmusic.com/rockyrivera/

 

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