Resiliencies: Poetics of Filipino Diaspora

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Exhibition: Thursday, February 4th~February 25th

Opening Reception: Thursday February 4th from 5:00-8:00pm

In collaboration with the League of Filipino Students at San Francisco State University, Resiliencies: Poetics of Filipino Diaspora, celebrates the vigor and resistance of the Filipino people on the 30th Anniversary month of the People Power Revolution on Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) in the Philippines. February 26, 1986 marked the end of President Ferdinand Marcos’s tyranny and dictatorship; succeeded by demonstrating without any bloodshed or violence.

Resiliencies is a diasporic narration of varied experiences aiming to make interpersonal connections with artists and their culture’s history. Collectively, ideas reflecting the lasting effects of colonization, oppression, and social justice movements are evident.
In the spirit of People Power, we are highlighting the pivotal role of art and culture, which was used to educate, organize, and mobilize the Filipino people against the dictatorship, despite looming threats of state-sponsored violence. Following the revolutionary tradition of the Filipino people, we continue our active resistance against oppression in all forms, especially through art and cultural work showcased in Resiliencies.

Artists:

Michael Arcega
Kim Arteche
Reynaldo Cayetano Jr.
Gerilya Collective
Mona Jane Marcos
Justin Pastores
Elaine Villasper-Dizon
Jenifer K Wofford

Performances by:

Mo Risk Rich
J.Theo & The Boondock Squad

League of Filipino Students (LFS) SFSU – Mission Statement
We focus to deepen our understanding of the concrete connections between Filipinos in the United States and in the Homeland by studying and propagating the rich and proud revolutionary heritage of our People’s continuing struggle for liberation and National Democracy. We take it upon ourselves as youth and students to renew our Filipino culture and history, define our present situation as Filipinos all over the world, come to a proper understanding of how to remedy our current condition, and take action.

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