The Katipunan Filipino American Association of Maryland invites you to a Book Conversation on the book America is in the Heart: A Personal History by author Carlos Bulosan. The book centers on the author’s journey as an immigrant in the U.S. during the mid-20th-century, around the time of World War II. Bulosan’s observations of class struggles among land peasants in the Philippines and farm laborers in the US embodies one facet of Filipino immigration. Dr. Mary Anne Alabanza Akers and Dr. Toni Grandea will facilitate this conversation.
This discussion is part of “Locating Filipino Americans in Maryland: Our Immigrant Journeys,” funded with a $10,000 grant from Maryland Humanities to Katipunan. The project documents the multifaceted experiences of the Filipino people who left their ancestral homeland to settle in the United States. Personal interviews, a storytelling forum, an art exhibit, and a book launch will also take place this year.
For more information, please email Dr. Mary Anne Akers (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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