Kamalayan Kollective

America’s Second-Class Veterans with Rick Rocamora

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Friday, February 19 4:30-6:30p at UCSD’s Bear Room (Price Center West, Sungod Lounge)

What if your grandfather was a Second Class Veteran?

Join Kamalayan Kollective and Rick Rocamora, Bay Area-based photojournalist and author “America’s Second Class Veterans,” for a compelling and heartbreaking look at the harsh living conditions that are reality for many Filipino WWII veterans living in San Francisco today.

For 18 years, Rocamora has documented the lives of the Filipino veterans, still clinging to hard-won medals, military commendations and scraps of uniforms as they make their way in San Francisco’s toughest neighborhoods. Rocamora’s deep connection to the veterans allows a rare view into their difficult but always dignified lives, and creates a poignant story of pain, persistence and hope.

Come for a night of storytelling, light refreshments, and have the opportunity for a book signing with Rick Rocamora.


Written by thekamalayankollective

February 17, 2010 at 4:31 am

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