This panel discussion will focus on the historical contributions of Filipino women in American life, tracing their trajectory from war brides and plantation workers to professionals in the fields of medicine, business, academia, politics, social activism, and the arts.
In L'il Brown Brothers/Nikimalika, indigenous storytellers and colonial mythmakers reenact their versions of what happened at the St. Louis World's Fair of 1904 through ritual, legend, and pseudoscientific narratives.
Writers read from their works and discuss issues such as what is "foreign," what is "indigenous," and what directions do they envision in their own work and in the field?
This symposium will explore the artistry of costumes and textiles from China, Japan, Indonesia, Hawaii, and the Philippines, along with the trade relationships and ethnic and religious ties that shaped their cultural significance.
Films associated with the exhibit Sheer Realities
In a series of lectures and panels, the multi-layered ethnic, religious, and cultural history of the Philippines will be examined, along with its impact on present-day Filipino and Filipino American culture.
With Nancy Blume, Coordinator of Education Programs, Asia Society Galleries