The Objects of Affection exhibit draws upon the personal papers of families featured in Filipino Love Story, an online CalIFORNIA Humanities – supported archive and ethnic studies memory project of California’s Central Coast directed by Grace Yeh, associate professor of ethnic studies. The exhibit focuses on the intimate lives within diverse communities as evoked through their stories, photographs, letters, songs, and performances. Whether the term refers to the beloved, to historical evidence, or to the vehicle for human expression, “objects of affection” suggest the everyday yet powerful ways individuals responded to social and legal exclusions to forge rich community bonds, family, and friendships.
Join us for an opening reception featuring spoken word and musical entertainment as well as authentic Filipino cuisine on May 23 in Kennedy Library’s 2nd floor Commons, 3pm-5pm. The exhibit runs from May 12 – June 6, 2014.