Filipino Voices Exhibition at Steinbeck Center
- When: Saturday, April 28, 2012, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Where: National Steinbeck Center, Salinas
- Cost: Free - $10.95
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Museum exhibits
There's more than historical duty in reflecting on nearly a century of discrimination against the Filipino-Americans who helped transform the Salinas Valley into an agricultural powerhouse. This compelling exhibition collects dynamic stories and cultural artifacts to tell the still-evolving tale of who Filipino-Americans are and their role in local history and contemporary life. We've come a long way since tensions boiled over into riots and the death of a Filipino worker in Watsonville in 1930, but the documentation showing the evolution since then tells a powerful story that's bigger than any single ethnic group. [SR]
10am-5pm daily hours. Runs April 28-July 22. National Steinbeck Center, 1 Main St., Salinas. Included with general admission, $5.95-$10.95; free/children under 5. 775-4721, www.steinbeck.org.