Sarita See: Feminist Filipino Resistance in the Imperial American Museums
@ Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
800 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607
Opening Thursday, March 15th, from 6PM - 8PM
Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and partners in celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. Sarita Echavez See draws from her new book, The Filipino Primitive: Accumulation, Resistance, and the American Museum. This interdisciplinary book analyzes the phenomenon of accumulating the primitive—the barbarian, the uncivilized, the savage—by focusing on the representation of the Filipino in American imperial museum collections and in Filipino American theatre, writing, and art. See will analyze works by the multi-media feminist Filipino American artist Stephanie Syjuco who critiques the capitalist, heterosexist and colonial tendencies of the museum.
Free Book Signing and Reception.
Sarita Echavez See is a Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California Riverside. She is co-founder and executive director of the Center for Art and Thought, a web-based, Philippine-centric non-profit organization.
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum Women’s History Month partners: Chicago Cultural Alliance, Filipino American Historical Society of Chicago; and the following University of Illinois partners: Arab American Cultural Center, Asian American Resource and Cultural Center, Women’s Leadership and Resource Center, African American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Global Asian Studies, Native American Support Program, and the Social Justice initiative.
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