Filipino Book Festival Official Welcome & Panel Discussions

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Official Welcome with representatives from the SF Mayor’s Office
11:00 - 11:15 am.
Philippine Consulate General of San Francisco, Bookfest Committee Representative, Luis Herrera/City Librarian, Karen Strauss–Chief of the Main Library, Mitchell Yangson: Librarian–The Filipino American Center

Guest Authors Panel #1
11:15 - 12:15
Writing Our Way Home: Shaping Tradition, History and Culture.
Evelina Galang, Criselda Yabes, Alejandro Murguía, Moderator: TBA. Authors discuss topics relating to the festival’s theme.

Kodakan Panel
12:30 - 1:30
Artists discuss Kodakan, a media project exploring changing expressions of the Filipino cultural identity over time through the juxtaposition of vintage images of the community with a series of new photographs and videos. Presented by Kularts.

Philippine Endangered Species Panel
1:45 - 2:45
A presentation by Jeepney Projects Worldwide with David Tomb about their inspiring trip to Mindanao to see the Great Philippine Eagle, its fragile future, and the incredibly rich bird life of the Philippines.

Guest Authors Panel #2
3:00 - 4:00
Writing Our Way Home: Shaping Tradition, History and Culture.
Luisa Igloria, Jon Pineda, TBA, Moderator: TBA Authors discuss topics relating to the festival’s theme.

Carlos Bulosan Panel
4:15 - 5:15
Guest presenters discuss Bulosan’s life and work: Oscar Peñaranda (moderator) with Dawn Mabalon, Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, Lou Syquia, TBA

Sponsored by the Filipino American Center.

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