Anglahi presents: ‘The New Filipino: A talk on Jose Rizal by National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose’
Philippine national hero Jose Rizal once remarked that a useless life is a life not consecrated to a great ideal. Fast forward to the 21st century. With more and more Filipinos living abroad, the Filipino diaspora has truly become global. Nevertheless, the call to know one’s roots and to live a life of excellence – as echoed by Rizal – continues to challenge the next generation of Filipinos.
It is undeniable that Rizal’s legacy has inspired the birth of patriots of the next century – a new group of individuals who would dedicate their lives to reigniting the spirit of the Filipinos to rise up. Amongst those inspired to embrace this call was a man by the name of F. Sionil Jose.
Considered a national treasure of the Philippines, F. Sionil Jose is one of the most prolific Filipino authors in the English language. TIME Magazine proclaimed Mr. Jose as “One of the [Philippines] most distinguished men of letters….” He has been awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award as well as the National Artist Award for his writings, which have been translated into 28 languages. His short stories have often been acknowledged as equivalent to the modern Filipino national epic.
This coming October 19, 2014, the Filipino-American community of Los Angeles will have the great privilege and honor to share and discuss with Mr. Jose himself as Anglahi presents: “The New Filipino: A talk on Jose Rizal by National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose.” The event will be held at the Pinnacle Village in Glendale located at 5027 New York Ave and will be from 130 to 5pm.
It is not every day that we get to engage in dialogue with a national artist!
For more information, please contact Bruce Vivero at (818) 293-LAHI (5244) or email email@example.com.
Thank you so much and we hope that you can be a part of this special event!