Pilipino Cultural Night
Cal Poly’s Pilipino Cultural Exchange would like to invite you to our 30th annual Pilipinx Cultural Night (PCN) – Sika Laeng!
Tickets: General Admission: Adult-$15
“Pilipinx Cultural Night” (PCN) is an annual student-produced show put on by schools across California. PCN is a celebration of Pilipinx and Pilipinx-American culture, featuring a scripted play and performances from our traditional dance group KASAYAHAN, our choir ATING HIMIG and our contemporary and hip hop dance group MODERN.
The show allows young Fil-Ams to connect to their heritage and culture through an understanding of historical and social issues. Our goal is to not only raise awareness, but instill a sense of pride and community for all of those involved.
This year’s show, Sika Laeng (Only You), takes place in the 1930s and tells the story of Jasmine Castillo Santos who, after an arranged marriage, immigrates to America with her new husband. She finds herself in Stockton, CA where racial tension is high and the work is scarce. As Jasmine struggles to navigate her way in a new country and a new community, she meets Corinna de la Cruz, a headstrong and outspoken Filipina.
Corinna convinces her to join the Filipino Women’s Club, a place to build friendships, foster community, and connect to their culture. Jasmine soon recognizes Danielle Ocampo, the embodiment of the traditional Filipina and an old friend of hers, who has built a successful life in America. As some of the few women in Stockton, they face harsh gender roles that affect their relationships and ultimately shape their lives.
Content Warning: We will be addressing some sensitive topics that are salient in our community as much now as they were then. This production touches on coercion that may be troubling to some. If you experience discomfort during the show, will we be providing resources from SAFER and RISE and they will be available in the lobby.Find out more »