FILIPINO CULTURE NIGHT
Mark you Calendars: April 17, 2020
SDSU’s Andrés Bonifacio Samahan proudly presents the 34th Annual Filipino Culture Night, “Pinagmulan”. Since 1986, Filipino Culture Night (FCN) has provided a space for students to express themselves freely while allowing both the students, the faculty, and the community at large to be culturally enriched. FCN is also one of the most significant events AB Samahan puts on as a gift to the community. This year’s production will be put on by AB Samahan’s very own Co-Cultural Coordinators, Katrina Alberto & Nemuel Cajudo.
For the last 34 years, our organization unites to produce our largest event, FCN. This year’s FCN focuses on the story of a young Filipino, Jejomar Ugatan. At a young age, Jejomar immigrates to the United States with his family leaving behind his life back home in the Philippines. In this new environment, he struggles trying to assimilate into American culture. He begins to resent his Filipinx identity as his story progresses. As we see Jejomar try and adapt to his new life in America, he finds himself stuck in this “in between.” Through the challenges he faces growing up and with the help of his friends and family, Jejomar is forced to come face to face with his roots. We hope that this story of struggling to assimilate cultures resonates with you all as it is a conflict that many Filipinos have experienced. We will also perform traditional dances from the various regions of the Philippines.
We warmly invite you to this free event to celebrate Filipino American culture and we hope to see you there!
Maraming salamat and MABUHAY!