from $9,000 across two grants, the Baranov Museum is presenting several events
as part of Filipino American Heritage Month. Tonight at 7 p.m.there will be a lecture
and discussion with E.J. David (DA'-vid), an assistant professor of psychology
at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and the author of the book
"Filipino-American Postcolonial Psychology."
Heritage Month activities continue at the A. Holmes Johnson Library Wednesday with a drive
to collect photographs from Filipino-related family events in Kodiak over the
last century. Though Filipino-Americans make up a third of the city's
population, the museum has virtually no archival photos from the community.
People are encouraged to bring in photos tomorrow night from 5:30 to 7:30 where
they will be scanned for inclusion in the museum's collection. Images from
community events, the workplace, portraits, weddings and other celebrations are
-- (Baranov 1 39 sec "It's really about the injustices ... about in the
his book is about the psychological and mental health consequences of colonial
mentality and how it affects Filipino identity and self-esteem.
-- (Baranov 2 29 sec "The main reason I decided to ... for many generations.")
born in the Philippines, but moved to Barrow as a young teen, and says he has
witnessed and experienced the effects of colonial mentality himself:
-- (Baranov 3 45 sec "In modern times you will often ... English are looked
He says the
message of his book is not to get Filipinos or Filipino-Americans angry, but to
recognize their heritages as a whole:
-- (Baranov 4 41 sec "I am both Filipino and American ... and as equally
titles of David's book and lecture sound academic, he says the talk tonight is
suitable for middle- and high-schoolers as well as adults. The talk is
scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Baranov Museum.