The importance of language, food and dance in Filipino American culture will be highlighted during events at The University of Toledo in honor of Filipino American Heritage Month.
“During October, we will be showcasing our beautiful traditions and cultures, and we are aiming to make University of Toledo students feel this is their home away from home,” Farzana Qurban Ali, president of the Filipino American Association, said.
• Thursday, Oct. 4 — Filipino American Heritage Month Kickoff, noon to 2 p.m., Thompson Student Union Trimble Lounge. Members of the Filipino American Association will serve up samples of Filipino food, including lumpia and flan, and teach a traditional dance called Tinikling.
• Tuesday, Oct. 9 — Food Workshop, 7 to 9 p.m., Thompson Student Union Room 2584. Stop by to learn how to make halo halo (ice cream), the traditional dessert of the Philippines.
• Wednesday, Oct. 17 — Dance Workshop, 7 to 9 p.m., location to be announced. Step it up with Filipino American Association members, who will teach participants in cultural dances.
• Saturday, Oct. 20 — Philippine Culture Night, 7 p.m., Thompson Student Union Auditorium. Traditional Filipino dances and Filipino foods will be featured during this event. Tickets — $8 for UT students and $10 — can be purchased at the door or by contacting Filipino American Association member Diana Chiem at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Tuesday, Oct. 23 — Language Workshop, 7 p.m., Thompson Student Union Room 2584. A member of the Filipino American Association will teach the basics of the Filipino language, Tagalog.
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