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Balikbayan Workshop: A Care Package Workshop, with Artist, Sara Chao
Saturday, September 28th @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Please join us for this free workshop we are hosting at the Eagle Rock Plaza, with artist, Sara Chao! Saturday, September 28, from 1-4PM. Free, all ages, materials provided & walk-ins are welcome! Free parking is available on site.
About the Workshop:
In this workshop, learn about the ultimate Filipinx care package, the Balikbayan Box. In Tagalog, the word “balikbayan” means repatriate, a Filipinx returning back to the Philippines from abroad. Filipinx living abroad will send these care packages home between visits, filled with food, clothes and toys. During the workshop, you will get to make a special care package for a loved one using collage and fabric materials, letter-writing supplies, and more.
This workshop is meant for all ages and cultural backgrounds. Participants who are not familiar with Balikbayan boxes will learn about the way the Filipinx diaspora connects with their home country, and some of the reasons why they are dispersed. Participants who are Filipinx and know Balikbayan boxes will get to see an everyday aspect of their family culture be validated in the workshop, as well as a chance to look at Balikbayan boxes in a new way, as they are reframed via this art context.
In using their imaginations to create a tailored care package, participants will produce a thoughtful present that is mimicking this traditional Filipinx way of expressing love.
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