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iCU Intercultural Dialogue Series- Philippines:The Melting Pot of East and West

Event Type
Religious/Cultural
Sponsor
International Education, Asian American Cultural Center and ISSS
Location
1210 West Nevada Street, Urbana (Asian American Cultural Center)
Date
Nov 9, 2022   5:30 - 7:00 pm  
Contact
Yun Shi
E-Mail
yunshi@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-9300
Views
45
Originating Calendar
OIIR-International Education

The Philippines is an archipelago in Southeast Asia, comprising ~7600 islands, more than 120 spoken languages, and very diverse culture. Filipinos are mainly of Malay descent, but Spanish and American influences are also present in our names, culture, and food. The country has a very rich history from trading, being colonized by Spain, USA and Japan and gaining independence in 1946. Filipinos take pride in their beautiful beaches, powerful and beautiful volcanoes and mountains, hospitality, and resiliency. Being a country close to the Pacific Ocean, it is also one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change and has seen powerful typhoons the recent years. Come explore this country with us! 

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