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Pinoy Capital: The Filipino Nation in Daly City

Colloquium with author Benito M. Vergara, Jr.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Presentation Room
Charles E. Young Library
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Dr. Benito M. Vergara, Jr. will speak on his book, Pinoy Capital: The Filipino Nation in Daly City. Daly City, California, dubbed "the Pinoy Capital of the United States," is home to 33,000 Filipino Americans. Dr. Vergara's talk will examine the complex and ambivalent feelings immigrants possess, and the conflict of belonging to a thriving American community, yet possessing nostalgia for the Philippine homeland and people they left behind.

Dr. Vergara is also the author of Displaying Filipinos: Photography and Colonialism in Early 20th- Century Philippines. He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Cornell University.

No reservations are required. Seating is on a first come basis.

Cost : Free and open to the public.

(310) 267-5592

Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Asian American Studies Department

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