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    Wednesday, February 20, 2008

    Filipino School Program in Southern California - Seeking Teacher

    DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 27, 2008

    Filipino School Program in Southern California - Seeking Teacher

    The Kultural Enrichment and Language Program (KELP) is a program developed
    by Search To Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA), is an experiential learning
    program with an emphasis in Filipino language, arts, and culture. The
    after-school program targets Filipino American children in elementary grade levels 1-3.

    The goal of the class is not only to teach the students Tagalog, but also
    about the different facets of Philippine culture, art, history, literature
    and geography. The program design follows the curriculum standards adopted
    by the California State Board of Education for elementary school levels.

    We are looking for an additional teacher who is interested in helping
    implement amazing program!


    - Collaborate with lead teacher on material preparation for weekly lesson plans

    - Offer guidance language-learning activities

    - Implement appropriate classroom management and child supervision

    - Complete administrative duties (including: regular feedback to
    Program Manager, maintaining sign in sheets and attendance)

    - Address parent requests and questions regarding the program curriculum


    - Classroom experience / elementary aged-level

    - Ability to work with lead teacher in adapting existing curriculum
    to suit student language level

    - Fluent Tagalog / Pilipino speaker a must; native Tagalog /
    Pilipino speaker preferred


    Age group: Ages 5 - 9 years

    Dates: Saturday, March 15 – Saturday, June 21, 2008

    Location: Pacific Community Center, Glendale, CA

    Preparation meetings and training sessions will take place prior to the
    program start date.

    Future classes (a fall cycle) may be scheduled in other parts of Southern
    California, including the Orange County area.

    This is a great opportunity for you to be involved with sharing the heritage
    and language of the Philippines with children in our community.

    For more information, please visit our website at: and click
    on the KELP program icon at the top of the page,


    If you are interested in teaching, please contact:

    Farzana Nayani, Program Manager
    Tel: 213.382.1819 x107)


    1) a cover letter including a brief overview of skills
    2) resume
    3) contact information

    DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 27, 2008

    Saturday, February 16, 2008

    Filipino People: Invitation To You!

    Filipino People: Invitation To You!

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    Thursday, February 14, 2008

    Manilatown Heritage Foundation, in association with Kwatro-Kantos, Presents

    Manilatown Heritage Foundation, in association with Kwatro-Kantos, Presents

    Ramon Abad and Larry Reed
    On Shadow Puppetry and Community Theater

    February 15, Friday 6-8 pm
    International Hotel Manilatown Center
    868 Kearny Street (and Jackson), SF
    Donations appreciated

    Join puppet masters Ramon Abad of Bindlestiff Studio joined by Larry Reed of ShadowLight Productions as they present the roots and influence of Shadow puppetry in Community Theater. Followed by a short workshop/demo.
    Ramon is a Filipino American puppeteer, artist, and teacher. In 1997 he joined tongue in A mood, Bindlestiff Studio's premier Fil Am sketch comedy troup and was part of the original community of theater artists at Bindlestiff Studio on 6th St. With tiAm he collaborated on over a hundred performances at Bindlestiff, throughout the Bay Area and the US. In 1999 he co-directed with Lorna Aquino Chui and Omz Velasco on "The Tico Tico Puppet Show" which was the first two-act Filipino American puppet play in San Francisco. Since 1995 he was also a member of Larry Reed's ShadowLight Productions, the most active shadow theater company in the US. He designed puppets & sets and performed with masks and shadow puppets on shows that have toured throughout the US and the United Kingdom through Jim Henson's International Puppetry Festival.

    Larry Reed earned his MFA in filmmaking at the San Francisco Arts Institute in 1971 and founded ShadowLight Productions in 1972 with a mission to bring the stories of the world to light. Since 1972, he has been studying and performing Balinese mask and puppet theater. After intensive study with master artists in Bali, in 1972 he formed the Shadow Play Theater Company. The company has twice been awarded the UNIMA/USA Citation for Excellence from the International Puppetry Association.� ShadowLight has been nominated for theatrical design award by the American Theater Wing, presenters of the Tony Awards and various other citations.� Their original interdisciplinary performances combine the power and mystery of shadows, the scale of film, and the immediacy of live performance. Each show is created by a collaborating ensemble of writers, choreographers, composers, designers, actors, dancers, musicians and puppeteers.�

    For more information, check out our website at�


    Globalization: Response & Responsibility Exhibition
    January 26-March 1, 2008

    Other Events:
    Feb 22, Friday 6-8pm
    Youth Empowerment event
    with United Playaz, ALAY &�the participation of the FCC Hip-Hop Workshop and some video artists.
    United Playaz and ALAY discusses youth and empowerment in the Bay Area followed by work from the FCC Hip-Hop Workshop, Johnny Cabaddu & Jay Pugao.

    February 28, Thursday 6-8pm
    Deconstruction of values through Collage Making with SOMCAN
    Bring old magazines, newspapers, scissors and glue. Cut and paste to create your own message through collage making.

    All events at International Hotel Manilatown Center
    868 Kearny Street (and Jackson)

    For more information on each event, check out our website at

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