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Culture and Society: The Philippine Fiesta Tradition

  • Time:

    7:00 p.m.
  • Date:

    Monday, April 1, 2013
  • Location:

    Otto Shults Center Forum

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In time for spring and festivals, Marlon Pura returns to Nazareth College from the Philippines to bring us a presentation adapted from his undergraduate thesis in sociology. Based in Sorsogon, Philippines, Marlon documents the fiesta tradition of Catholic Filipinos in celebration of the feast day of their community patron saints.

Featuring stunning photographs from the field, Marlon offers us glimpses into Philippine society and culture. A talented chef and a food enthusiast, Marlon´s interests in food and hospitality are reflected in his lecture, since food is a major, if not the most important, component of a fiesta.

Marlon Pura attended Nazareth College on a Global Undergraduate (Global UGRAD) grant from the US Department of State in 2008-2009. He describes his stay at Nazareth College as “quite the greatest year of my life, where I grew more as a scholar, a leader, a global citizen and an individual.” He recently graduated in sociology from the University of the Philippines Diliman, the national and premiere university of the Philippines. He was also a Youth Exchange and Study (YES) scholar, also under the US Department of State in Orange, MA in 2004-2005. This event is free and open to the public.

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Ticket Information:
This event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored By:
Center for International Education, Religious Studies and Asian Studies
Contact Information:
Kathy Hansen Center for International Education (585) 389-2673
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