This link will get you up to speed on the big exhibit at San Francisco’s Presidio – “War and Dissent: The U.S. in the Philippines 1898-1915.” But the show’s over on February 22, 2009, so there’s just one month left to get up there. Tomorrow night, as promised, there’ll be a slide presentation and book signing by authors Abraham Ignacio and Jorge Emmanuel.
See you there!
THE POLITICS OF CARTOONS: EXPLORING THE FORBIDDEN BOOK IN THE PRESIDIO
The Making of The Forbidden Book: The Philippine-American War in Political Cartoons
As part of the War & Dissent exhibit at the Presidio, a unique slide presentation and discussion will be led by authors of THE FORBIDDEN BOOK, Abraham Ignacio and Jorge Emmanuel. A book signing will follow the presentation.
Through a combination of text and extraordinary cartoons, THE FORBIDDEN BOOK explores the media’s portrayal of American conquest during the period of the Philippine-American War.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 7:00 PM, Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
FREE EXHIBIT: War and Dissent: The U.S. in the Philippines 1898-1915
The Spanish American War of 1898 and the Philippine War that immediately followed it were turning points in both the United States’ role in the world and in the history of the Presidio of San Francisco. This free, mixed-media exhibit, tells the story of a little-known war that had momentous consequences for both Americans and Filipinos. The exhibit chronicles the growth of the Presidio into a major military installation and the rise of the United States into an imperial power. It explores the dissent that erupted around the war and examines the war through the eyes of a Filipino family caught in the conflict and an American soldier who trained at the Presidio. The exhibit’s nine themed galleries feature San Francisco monuments, photographs, diaries, letters and political cartoon that trace the full sweep of the conflict.
War and Dissent: The U.S. in the Philippines 1898-1915
Through February 22 at the Presidio Officers’ Club
50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco