In anticipation of the 10th Anniversary Event celebrating the Filipino Community Mural at SF State, we are posting historical facts about section of the mural.
Section #12 represents: The Fall of Ferdinand Marcos
The fall of Ferdinand Marcos shown by a ruined sculpture of his head, held great importance to the Philippine people. He was the tenth president of the Philippines and declared martial law in 1972. His malicious rule sparked movements such as the EDSA Revolution in 1986, a four-day non-violent mass demonstration of millions of Filipinos in Metro Manila that led to the downfall of Marcos’ authoritarian regime. Behind are the rice terraces of the Philippines. A distinct and wondrous characteristic of the Philippine Archipelago, these man-made structures built by the Batad Indigenous people over 6,000 years ago are still used to cultivate rice and other crops.
Reblog to share the Fall of Marcos in Philippine history!
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Deep Foundations: Ourstory - A Tribute to Al Robles, Bill Sorro, and Violeta “Bullet” Marasigan
Filipino Community Mural 10th Anniversary Celebration
Tuesday, April 2nd
Jack Adams Hall in the SFSU Student Center
Doors open, 5:30pm
Program runs, 6pm to 9pm
Free admission, free food, free knowledge, free entertainment
Facebook Event Page link