Finally, I was happy to hear of the news on a chapter of the Filipino American Historical Society in Chicago! For everyone in Chicago, don’t miss out on the SINGGALOT (THE TIES THAT BIND) FREE exhibit which is running from May 15 to July 25th in Schaumburg, Illinois.
SINGGALOT (THE TIES THAT BIND)
Filipinos in America, from Colonial Subjects to Citizens
American Indian Center, Trickster Gallery
Opening Day Saturday, May 15th
FREE ADMISSION: 1pm – 6pm
This exhibit, hosted by the Filipino American Historical Society of Chicago, traces Filipino presence in North America, from Colonial Subjects to Citizens. It celebrates 100 years of Filipino migration to the United States and vividly portrays the social history and the development of the Filipino community in America. This thirty panel presentation details the rich history, culture, achievements and contributions of Filipinos, honoring early pioneers and the determined generations who came after them.
“SINGGALOT (The Ties That Bind)” was developed by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The national tour has been made possible by Farmers Insurance. ABS-CBN International is the national media sponsor.
There are also volunteer opportunities at FAHSC. They are looking for volunteers in the following areas: Docent (guides), Security, Fundraising, Marketing, Public Relations, and Entertainment. You can send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your Name, Contact number, Availability and Area of Interest or call (773) 947-8696.