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At the Presidio: Just One Month Left for “War and Dissent: U.S. in the Philippines”

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

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 Admission
 
            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
                                    Wednesday-Sunday 11am-5pm
                                    Free Admission

“War and Dissent: U.S. in the Philippines” Continues in the Presidio

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

The War and Dissent: U.S. in the Philippines 1898-1915 exhibit will continue in the Presidio until February 22nd, 2009. It’s a nice collection of detailed wall displays that would be especially appropriate for school tours.

Check out famous but obscure Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in this graphic. The U.S. government sends a rent check (about what you’d pay for a large apartment in Pacific Heights) over every month that the Cuban government (almost always) refuses to cash. Click to expand:

See you there!

SPECIAL EVENTS

Shadows of War Performance: The Lopez Family in the Philippines 1901
Four Thursday Performances from 7 to 8 pm: November 6, December 4, January 8, and February 5.
Presidio Officers’ Club
Produced by San Francisco’s Bindlestiff Studio, this multi-media dramatic production inspired by the exhibition will feature Filipino-American actors and live music.

The Making of The Forbidden Book: The Philippine-American War in Political Cartoons
Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 7 – 8 pm Presidio Officers’ Club
A slide presentation by authors Abraham Ignacio and Jorge Emmanuel. A book signing will follow the talk.

New Exhibit at the Presidio – War and Dissent: U.S. in the Philippines

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

War and Dissent: U.S. in the Philippines 1898-1915
October 22, 2008 – February 22, 2009
Wednesday to Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm
Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue
FREE!

This was the scene last night in the Presidio as curator and historian Dr. Randy Delehanty showed off the first of nine galleries at the Presidio Officers’ Club. 

You should check it out. Related events below.

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The Spanish-American War of 1898 — and the Philippine War that immediately followed it — were turning points in the United States’ role in the world and had a great impact on the Presidio of San Francisco. The war in the Philippines also triggered strong dissent within the United States as the nation changed from a republic based on the consent of the governed to the possessor of a colonial empire.

This mixed media exhibit of photographs, San Francisco monuments, diaries, letters, political cartoons, recordings, maps, and flags looks at the Spanish-American and Philippine Wars from several points of view, including Filipino points of view, in nine themed galleries.

SPECIAL EVENTS

History Comes Alive
Saturday, October 25, 11 am – 3 pm
Pershing Square, across from Presidio Officers’ Club
How did soldiers feel as they prepared to ship out to the Philippines? A recreated army encampment presented by the National Park Service will feature uniformed re-enactors and the voices for and against America’s first overseas war.

Shadows of War Performance: The Lopez Family in the Philippines 1901
Four Thursday Performances from 7 to 8 pm: November 6, December 4, January 8, and February 5.
Presidio Officers’ Club
Produced by San Francisco’s Bindlestiff Studio, this multi-media dramatic production inspired by the exhibition will feature Filipino-American actors and live music.

Redmond Kernan Lecture Series: Meet the Chair of the Philippines National Historical Institute
Wednesday, October 29, 7 – 8:30 pm
Presidio Officers’ Club
Filipino historian, journalist, academic, and author Ambeth Ocampo offers his perspective on the Philippines War of Independence. Ocampo is the chair of the Philippines National Historical Institute and chair of the National Commission for Culture in the Arts.

The Making of The Forbidden Book: The Philippine-American War in Political Cartoons
Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 7 – 8 pm
Presidio Officers’ Club
A slide presentation by authors Abraham Ignacio and Jorge Emmanuel. A book signing will follow the talk.