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"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more in context."

— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project

"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."

— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project

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SANTA CRUZ—The Educators Mixer

May 3

Free
Painting with two square images, one with a close-up of a rooster wearing a tan hat, ad one with a woman with short dark hair and glasses.

Caption: Sandra Lucille, Dear Watsonville, 2023, Video, Collection of Sandra Lucille

SANTA CRUZ—To kick off Asian American and Pacific Islander History Month, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) and Watsonville is in the Heart (WIITH) will co-host an Educators Mixer on Friday, May 3, 2024. The event provides educators with a chance to meet with WIITH team members who are working to produce educational resources about Filipino American history in Santa Cruz county. It will feature free lesson plans, demonstrations of digital teaching tools, and access to MAH exhibits, including Sowing Seeds: Filipino American Stories from the Pajaro Valley, which will be on view starting April 12, 2024.

When: Friday, May 3, 2024

Where: Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History | 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Tickets: This event is free and open to the public 

About the exhibit: 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. Brought to the public by the Watsonville is in the Heart research initiative at the University of California, Santa Cruz, 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.

On view: April 12, 2024–August 4, 2024  

Visit the exhibit website for more information.

This project is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant

Details

Date:
May 3
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.santacruzmah.org/exhibitions/sowing-seeds

Venue

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
705 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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