We would like to share with you an opportunity to increase awareness of and ignite pride in our Filipino heritage and culture among Filipino Americans.
On August 18, 25 and September 8, 2012, AngLahi,™ USA will have a repeat performance of the production "Rizal, Atbp.™" in the cities of San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles, respectively.
"Rizal, Atbp.™" is an original musical play about the life of our Filipino national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, depicted through drama, original songs and our own ethnic dances.
The storyline revolves around Joey, a second generation Filipino-American, who was born and raised in America, ignorant and ashamed of his racial roots, struggling to find his identity.
Last October 2010, "Rizal, Atbp.™" was shown in three theaters in the three cities mentioned above and garnered rave reviews from the viewing public.
"Rizal, Atbp.™" is one of the projects of AngLahi™ USA, a Filipino-American organization that strives to give ethnic identity and pride which is so much lacking today, especially among the second generation Filipino Americans.
AngLahi™ USA believes that we can develop unity among Filipinos if we know who we are and are proud to recognize our heritage as Filipinos. Then and only then can we be a greater blessing to ourselves and be positive influencers of other races.
Two years ago, in 2010, the benefits from the play were donated to support AngLahi TM Philippines in its vision to dedicate a two-hectare land toward the building of an agricultural training center as well as a cultural-center.
This year, proceeds will go to AngLahi™ USA to fund its other programs and projects, which will include "Tagalog" classes and interactive Philippine history "edutainments" for the second generation, "Filipino Fiesta" events that will showcase and educate our youth and others about the culture, traditions and heritage of the Filipino diaspora through interactive experiences.
It is this opportunity to partner with AngLahi™ USA, that we wish to share with you. We hope that this could be the beginning of a long-term partnership between you/your organization and AngLahi™ USA.