Events to look out for this Saturday! :
17th Paaralan sa Konsulado
Starts: 9:00 AM Ends: 3:00 PM, July 11, 2015 Location: 556 5th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA
Pilipino American Literary Festival: A UniPro Kwentuhan Event
Starts: 1:00 PM Ends: 4:00 PM, July 11, 2015 Location: Fordham Law School, 150 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023, United States
Starts: 2:00 PM Ends: 4:00 PM, July 11, 2015 Location: FCDC Office, 661 Manchester Blvd., Whiting, NJ 08759
Description: F.A.C.E.S.is a project of the Filipino-American Community Development Center of Ocean County Inc. (FCDC).The project is to encourage young Fil-Ams to learn Filipino Culture and heritage through language and folk dances.Mrs. Ester Tambor –Certified teacher will be spearheading the program.
10 Class Program where Certificates shall be given upon completion of the program.
Age ranges from 5-15 years old. For details please call us at 732-664-8120.or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration Fee: $55 per family(FCDC Membership Fee $45 and $10 for the shirt)
Things to bring in class. Composition notebook, Ballpens/ pencils, & Crayons
Financial Slavery: The College Debt Sentence
Starts: 7:30 PM Ends: 9:30 PM, July 11, 2015 Location: Stage Left Studio, 214 West 30th Street, New York, NY 10001, United States
Financial Slavery grew out of ongoing discussions with the young artists in our community who are struggling with college loans and their "American Dream". They worked hard through high school to get good grades, high SAT scores and acceptance into the college of their dreams, only to find that the cost of the higher education was drowning them. Although they received some financial aid through scholarships and aid, many were forced to accept student loans to continue pursuing the American Dream.
With interest rates hovering around 5-8% and the requirement to start paying them off as soon as you are out of college and working, the mountain of debt young Americans are facing is huge. College costs are sitting between $30,000 - $70,000 a year. After four years of student loans, young Americans are leaving college hundred of thousands of dollars in debt (some quote the national average at $160,000 of debt. Financial Slavery is a piece examining the different sides of the issue. The costs of education, from hiring qualified professors to text books. The loan system itself and what Congress' role plays in the interest rates. To humanizing the story by looking at different young people in college who are paying these tuition rates.
Who pays for the American Dream? Mom and Dad? Student Loans? Scholarships? All sides of the story will be explored through theatre, spoken word, dance and music. The author is a recent college graduate and a member of SOS for over seven years. Alyea Pierce was a finalist in the New York Poetry Slam Competition at Madison Square Garden. A gifted artist and published poet, she has been working throughout the tri-state area helping others find their voice and gain their "Write to Speak".