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Singgalot: The Ties That Bind: Filipinos in America from Colonial Subjects to Citizens
Start Date: 2/26/2012Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 2/26/2012End Time: 5:00 PM
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Event Description

Did you know that Filipino sailors landed on American soil in the 1600's? That the first Filipino settlements in America were in the bayous and marshes of Louisiana? That more than 7000 Filipinos fought in World War II? That there are more than 2.7 million people of Filipino descent living and thriving in the United States? What is America like for Filipino Immigrants? What have they contributed to America?

Singgalot–The Ties that Bind: Filipinos in America from Colonial Subjects to Citizens tells their stories. The exhibition details the rich history of Filipinos in America, honors early immigrant pioneers and the determined generations after them, and addresses the community and culture of Filipino Americans through historically significant photographs. Singgalot celebrates the vital contribution made by Filipino Americans to Pacific trade, military service, the arts, and civil rights activism.

Developed by Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program and organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. National tour made possible by Farmers Insurance. In collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Social and Cultural Club, Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Asian Pacific American Association Collaborative Opportunities for Raising Empowerment (CORE), Filipino American National Historical Society (FAHNS), Filipino American Human Services, Inc (FAHSI), Filipino American Unity for progress (UniPro), Filipino Children’s Fund, Philippine Consulate of New York City, Philippine United Student Organization (PUSO) of Stony Brook University, Stony Brook University's Asian and Asian American Studies Department, and Suffolk County's Asian American Advisory Board.

Location Information:
West Campus - Wang Center
Nicolls Road, Main Entrance
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: (631) 632-6000
Room: 201
Contact Information:
Phone: (631) 632-4400
Email: wangcenter@stonybrook.edu
Singgalot
Admission Information:
Free admission

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