Wednesday, February 28, 2007

chicago filipino news & events


Ruckus Productions in cooperation with the Center for Immigrant Resources and Community Arts (CIRCA) presents...

Bamboo and Parokya ni Edgar in Chicago...

Park West Theater; 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
Friday, March 23, 2007
Ticket price: $60

People Power Special: $45 if you purchase by February 23.

For more info about the pre-sale: Contacts: or
Doors open at 7 p.m.

2) Truman Int'l Week

At Truman College, we are celebrating International Week on April 16-20 of this year. I have suggested displaying works of artists from the different cultures that are represented at Truman (e.g., films, paintings, sculptures, etc). Would you be able to help us with the resources that are available to you? If you are aware of groups from other cultures, kindly provide me with their contact information. While we are working with the different student groups in the college, we believe it is also important to involve the communities from where our students come from.

Let me know if you are interested in participating and, if so, what particular arrangements we need to consider to make your participation successful.


Raymund C. Torralba, PhD
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Physical Science and Engineering
Harry S Truman College
1145 W Wilson Ave
Chicago IL 60640

Tel (773) 907-4076

3) Chef Jennifer Aranas of Rambutan is publishing a new cookbook called "The Filipino American Cookbook".

read more about jennifer and her new book here.

4) Asian American Interview Respondents Needed

My name is Rosalind Chou and I am a sociology graduate student at Texas A&M doing in-depth interviews about the life experiences of Asian Americans. I have conducted 36 interviews thus far and am particularly seeking out Asian Americans of Filipino, Japanese, Malaysian, Cambodian, Sri Lankan, Laotian, Indonesian, or Thai descent. I have already conducted several interviews with Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean, Asian Indian, Hmong, and Pakistani Americans and still welcome more involvement from these ethnic groups.

I am actively seeking out male participants first because my sample is discporportionately female, but female participants are welcomed as well. I will conduct the interview over the phone, and the questions surround all aspects of life, growing up Asian in America.

Dr. Joe R. Feagin is my graduate advisor. If you are not familiar with his work, you can google him and may find information about him. He has written almost fifty books and several hundred articles about race and ethnicity. Asian Americans have not yet been the focus of any of his work, but I am hoping to fill in some gaps.

Interviews usually last anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours. If you would like to participate, please contact me at

Thank you very much

5) Bring books to communities in the Philippines

Read-To Grow Program

Our vision is: To reach out to just one child at a time. Can you imagine the effect if we teach a child to read? We have reached out to a family. This creates a ripple effect. We believe that literacy gives a child to drink, imparts knowledge to eliminate disease, and develops self-esteem in a child.

Our Mission: Partnering with OMF Lit, communities in the Philippines and friends in the US to help start reading centers among Filipino children in urban poor communities.

Become a Sponsor 1. Donor identifies a church, school or community 2. Donor provides one time gift of $200.00 3. MEANS process application and place the order to OMF Lit 4. OMF delivers books to the reading center 5. MEANS sends an update report to donor

To know more about our project, please visit us at:

6) Digitally Entwined

"A collection of photographs from 15 chicago artists brought together through flickr" - one of the artists is filipino photographer, Ken Ilio.

Acme Gallery on N. Western Ave. in Chicago from March 2 - 10, 2007.

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