Critical Filipino History

Critical Filipino History Finale this Wednesday

Wednesday, Dec 8 @6 p.m. Critical Filipino History Finale: Who's Your Daddy? In the Philippines it isn’t a rhetorical question. Family history matters, especially for those in the ruling elite. A handful of Filipino families control the economy, the government, and popular culture. *FREE for V.I.P. Club Members, $10 Drop-In for Non-Members.

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Critical Filipino History: Charice

Facilitated by Alex Felipe This week’s Critical History session we’re going to look at what the life and stardom of Charice Pempengco (along with various other Filipinos in Western pop culture) can tell us about Filipino history.

Charice’s life story in short: She was born in San Pedro, Laguna Province, Philippines. Raised by a single mother (who left an abusive husband), she began singing to help support the family by joining amateur singing contests at age seven...

We'll explore these issues and more THIS WEDNESDAY!

6 p.m. at 167 Augusta Ave. Kensington Market.

See you there!

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