The Passion of El Hulk Hogancito

05/18/2009 7:00 pm
05/18/2009 8:00 pm
Joseph Ramirez

The University of California, San Diego Cross-Cultural Center presents, as part of the launching of its new and developing residency program for faculty, artists and alumni, Jason Magabo Perez’s THE PASSION OF EL HULK HOGANCITO, a heartbreakingly hilarious staged multimedia literary performance. Reading chapters from his novel-in-progress, and using newspaper clippings, family photographs, film, and other visual illustrations as backdrop, Perez wrestles with authorship and manic obsession, pays homage to childhood heroes, and highlights the FBI’s 1970s racist criminalization of two Filipina nurses (one of whom is Perez’s mother) as deeply traumatic and inescapably personal. Co-sponsored by the APIA Planning Committee, UCSD Literature Department, the Pan-Asian Staff Association, Kamalayan Kollective, and Kaibigang Pilipino.

Event Location: 
University of California, San Diego Cross-Cultural Center 9500 Gilman Drive (2nd Floor of Price Center East) La Jolla, CA 92093