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Sowing Seeds: Filipino American Stories

May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Free – $10

Sowing Seeds: Filipino American Stories

Thursdays – Sundays, 12-6pm, April through August 4

Sowing Seeds, Filipino American Stories, is a community-driven art and history exhibition brings the vitality, struggles, and resilience of the Central Coast’s Filipino migrant community to vibrant life with family heirlooms, contemporary artworks, evocative photographs and oral histories. Sowing Seeds: Filipino American Stories from the Pajaro Valley will run from April 12 through August 4 at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History in downtown Santa Cruz.

Sowing Seeds: Filipino American Stories from the Pajaro Valley explores Filipino labor and migration to the Pajaro Valley from the 1930s to the present. The exhibition brings together oral history, archival materials, and contemporary works of art to feature multidimensional narratives across four themes: labor, gender, conflict, and memory. Sowing Seeds celebrates the perseverance of a Filipino American community to transform the Pajaro Valley into a home in the face of racism and exclusion. Read more > >

The exhibition is the result of a prestigious $75,000 Public Humanities Projects: Exhibitions Planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to Watsonville is in the Heart (WIITH). Housed in The Humanities Institute at UCSC, WIITH is a community-driven public history initiative dedicated to preserving and uplifting the stories of Filipino migration and labor in the city of Watsonville and the greater Pajaro Valley.

Read more about it: https://thi.ucsc.edu/upcoming-exhibition-filipino-american-life-on-the-central-coast/

Suggested Admission Prices; $10 General Admission, $8 Seniors / Students / Teachers / Veterans, FREE for members and children under 5.
Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 12-6pm


May 2
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free – $10
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Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH)
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Abbott Square
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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