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June 10 – Rizal: The Hero as Traveler

In celebration of the 1st anniversary of Sentro Rizal Washington DC, the US-Philippines Society invites you to a presentation

Monday, June 10, 2019

6:30 pm

Philippine Chancery Annex Building
1617 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20036


Rizal: The Hero as Traveler

Jose Rizal (1861-1896)
Philippine National Hero


Philippine national hero, Jose Rizal traveled a great deal when air travel was but a figment of the imagination, but what is not emphasized is how Rizal was formed by his exposure to other lands, peoples, and cultures. It is not well known that Rizal traveled to America, travelling by land from San Francisco to New York to catch a voyage to London. Looking back on Rizal’s travels helps us understand the hero and the emergence of the Filipino nation. Philippine historian and author Ambeth R. Ocampo will share his perspective on how Rizal’s travels influenced his writings and shaped his beliefs.
To attend, please click register or RSVP.

Featured Speaker

Ambeth R. Ocampo
Associate Professor
Ateneo de Manila University

AMBETH R. OCAMPO is a public historian whose research covers the late 19th century Philippines: its art, culture, and the people who figure in the birth of the nation.

Prof. Ocampo is Associate Professor and former Chairman of the Department of History, Ateneo de Manila University. He served as Chairman, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (2005-2007) and Chairman, National Historical Commission of the Philippines (2002-2011, and President of the Philippine Historical Association.

Prof Ocampo has published over 30 books, writes a widely read Editorial Page column for the Philippines Daily Inquirer, and moderates a growing Instagram and Facebook Fan Page.

This event is presented by Sentro Rizal Washington DC and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts with the support of the US-Philippines Society.
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