Kapihan sa Rizal Center

Join us for a new Kapihan (coffee talk hangout) sa Rizal Center that celebrates the Filipino American experience! The theme of Kapihan revolves around “Paglalakbay sa America” (Journey to America). It will explore the stories of Filipino Americans as they navigate the challenges and triumphs of immigration, family, and culture. Hear from first-generation immigrants, their children, and grandchildren as they share their unique perspectives on what it means to be Filipino American.

This storytelling program will be an important platform for Filipino Americans in Chicago to share their stories and connect with each other. It will also be a valuable resource for anyone who wants to learn more about the Filipino American community.

“Paglalakbay sa America” (Journey to America) is produced by Kapihan sa Rizal Center Team. The show is in person and also live streamed on Facebook every second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 9:30AM to 10:00AM. For more information, please email info@rizalcenter.org or call Sally at call 773-360-8597.

We hope you’ll tune in!

Here are some of the things you can expect from “Paglalakbay sa Amerika” (Journey to America):

  • Hear the stories of Chicago Filipino Americans from all walks of life.
  • Learn about the history and culture of the Filipino American community in Chicago.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and triumphs of immigration.
  • Be inspired by the resilience and strength of the Filipino American spirit.

“Paglalakbay sa Amerika” (Journey to America)  is a must-watch for anyone who wants to learn more about the Filipino American experience in Chicago. It is a powerful and moving talk show that will stay with you for long after you watch it.


4 responses to “Kapihan sa Rizal Center”

  1. Ching Manalo Avatar
    Ching Manalo

    What a great idea..! I hope to bring my children and Apos to one of your meetings.

  2. Jerry Clarito Avatar
    Jerry Clarito

    Hi Ching,
    Thanks for your kind words. Please be informed that we are also planning to have a monthly Children’s Day. The Monthly Children’s Cultural Day will involve children of all backgrounds, ages 6yo to 12yo, being introduced to and taught Filipino games, like Patintero, Chinese Garter, and Tumbang Preso. Watch out for more details. Meanwhile, please contact info@rizalcenter.org or call Sally at 773-360-8597 if you want to share your unique immigrant story. Salamat.
    RC Editorial Staff

  3. Diane Espejo Velasco Avatar
    Diane Espejo Velasco

    This sounds like fun and a worthy program to record and keep for family and community histories! Even the trials of assimilation and learning cross-cultural sensitivity from those who have gone through decades of experience would be valuable to younger Fil-Am’s. Is there a collection of recordings from the summer that we can watch, perhaps on Vimeo or YouTube?

  4. Jerry Clarito Avatar
    Jerry Clarito

    Diane, thanks for your kind words. We have a collection of recordings and we are looking for volunteers to edit and upload them to Vimeo or YouTube. Please send us some volunteer leads to perform this task. Take care.

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