Visit the APK for October First Friday!
The Alaska State Museum is open with FREE admission for First Friday from 4:30-7:00pm.
Filipino American History Month celebrated in partnership with Filipino Community, Inc. – Filipino educator, poet, activist, and former <NN> Cannery worker Oscar Peñaranda will give a lecture in the APK lecture hall at 6:00 pm.
Oscar worked in Alaska canneries for fifteen seasons, and his stories, poems, and essays have been published nationally and internationally. Oscar founded the San Francisco chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society and advocated to establish an Ethnic Studies program at San Francisco State University, where he later taught. He is a recipient of the prestigious award Gawad ng Alagad ni Balagtas, by the Writers Guild of the Philippines, for his lifetime achievements in promoting and pioneering the institutionalization of Philippine Studies, Philippine-America¬n Studies, and Philippine Languages Studies in the United States.
This program is organized in partnership with Filipino Community, Inc. and sponsored by the Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum.
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