‘Singgalot’ travels to New York, seeks volunteers


Stony Brook University will house the traveling exhibit “Singgalot — The Ties that Bind: Filipinos in America from Colonial Subjects to Citizens,” from February 12 to April 22.

“Singgalot” details the rich history of more than 2.7 million Filipinos in America from the early pioneers who settled in the bayous and marshes of Louisiana in the 1600s to accomplished immigrants “living and thriving” all across the country. The photographs, mounted on 30 wide panels, have criss-crossed the country from Los Angeles in 2008, Kansas in 2009, Chicago in 2010, Missouri in 2011 and New York in 2012.

“‘Singgalot’ celebrates the vital contribution made by Filipino Americans to Pacific trade, military service, the arts, and civil rights activism,” says the Stony Brook website announcing the exhibit.

More importantly, the exhibit will seek to answer questions Filipinos and Americans may have, such as: What is America like for Filipino immigrants? What have Filipinos contributed to America?

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The exhibit, developed by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program, will be on view at Stony Brook’s Charles B. Wang Center. There will be an opening reception with Performance on March 8. Exhibition Hours are Monday-Friday: 10a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday/Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5p.m.

There is a need for volunteers to supervise the exhibition and provide basic assistance to visitors. Interested parties may want to contact Jennifer Iacona, coordinator of the Charles B. Wang Center. She can be reached at 631-632-1944.

For additional information about the exhibit, email WangCenter@stonybrook.edu or call the number 631-632-4400.



2 Comments

  1. Viola wrote:

    Serious addict of your blog. Looking forward to updates!

  2. Living with fellow Filipinos has a greater advantages from day to day of rubbing elbows with the same cultural set of people.

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