Students Create and Celebrate Filipinx American History Month Mini-Museums!

studentsTwo mini-museum displays curated by the students of the English 103: Pilipinx Cultural Night (PCN) class are available for viewing beginning on Tuesday, October 8 until Thursday, October 31. The national theme for this year is “Pinay Visionaries – Celebrating Filipina American Women” as determined by the Filipinx American National Historical Society (FANHS).

There are two displays entirely created by the students is available for viewing:

  • The display in the second floor of Building 5’s Library entrance features contemporary artists, cultural objects, and recommended books and movies, as well as Filipino tribal designs. The display also includes two interactive elements: a ‘Flip the Script’ section that allows viewers to learn the indigenous alphabet, called Baybayin; and it features QR codes linking viewers to Pinay rappers’ music videos and educational websites with further information, allowing viewers to take the display’s information with them.
  • The display in the second floor of Building’s 6’s Student Life office will include photographs and micro interviews featuring Pinay tattoo artists and their art, as well as Pinays with personally  meaningful tattoos and batok. Come and see photos of our very own staff and faculty: English Professor Liza Erpelo, Counselor Kim Davalos, College of San Mateo Counselor Doris Garcia, and Student Life Manager Alvin Gubatina.

Thank you to the students: Alexa Julaton, Marianne Millena, Ysabelle Nazareno, Michael Sagum, and our TA/Fulbright Fellow, Joedel Penaranda. The display would not have been possible without the following organizers: Pia Walawalkar, Alvin Gubatina, Ryan Samn, Liza Erpelo, and the Kababayan Learning Community.

Article and Photo by Janice Sapigao

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