Locating Filipino Americans in Maryland: Our Immigrant Journeys

Date(s) - February 28, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Baltimore County Public Library–Cockeysville Branch
9833 Greenside Drive, Cockeysville, MD, 21030, Baltimore County
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Join Katipunan of Maryland’s own Dr. Mary Anne Alabanza Akers and Eliza Romero (Aesthetic Distance) for their book conversation about Filipino American author Elaine Castillo’s debut novel, America Is Not The Heart. We will discuss themes such as identity, immigration, culture, and language.

Katipunan is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year! To celebrate our role as a catalyst for bringing together Filipino Americans in Maryland, and sharing our rich culture to the general public, we received a $10,000 grant from the Maryland Humanities.

The project, “Locating Filipino Americans in Maryland: Our Immigrant Journeys”, documents our multifaceted experiences as a people who left our ancestral homeland to settle here in the United States. Book conversations, personal interviews, a storytelling forum, an art exhibit, author Elaine Castillo’s visit, and a book launch are activities that will take place this year.

We would like to encourage you, your family, and friends to participate in these exciting events. Everyone is welcome!

More Information

The first events under the grant are book conversations on:
February 28th, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Book (America is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo)

Cockeysville Public Library
9833 Greenside Drive
Cockeysville, MD 21030

Note: The Baltimore County Library has copies of this book in most of its branches.

March 19th, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Book (America is in the Heart by Carlos Bulosan)

Towson Public Library
320 York Road
Towson, Maryland 21204

For more information, please email Dr. Mary Anne Akers (maryanne.akers@morgan.edu) or Eliza Romero (eliza@aestheticdistance.com).

The link to the grant announcement is:

Maryland Humanities is a statewide, educational nonprofit organization that creates and supports educational experiences in the humanities that inspire all Marylanders to embrace lifelong learning, exchange ideas openly, and enrich their communities.
Maryland Humanities
108 West Centre Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-4565
(410) 685-0095
(410) 685-0795 fax
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