Filipino American students to host Fiestang XII; shirt sales to benefit mudslide victims

Author: Julie Hail Flory


The University of Notre Dame’s Filipino American Student Organization (FASO) will host Fiestang XII this Saturday (Feb. 25) beginning at5:30 Notre Dame’sStepanCenter.

The event will feature dinner and a lively program of original dance and music and is open to the public. Tickets are available at the door for $5 for students and $7 for all others.

In the aftermath of the recent mudslide on the PhilippineislandofLeyte, FASO plans to donate proceeds from the sale of T-shirts at the event to relief efforts assisting victims of the tragedy.

The evening’s entertainment will be highlighted by a musical play written by two Notre Dame students titled “Hoy, Where’s My Jeepney,” which focuses on a young woman involved in a love triangle who tries to balance her Filipino heritage and her cultural identity as an American.

An annual event, Fiestang typically draws crowds of 400 or more Notre Dame students, faculty and staff. Student organizers this year worked with members of the South Bend Filipino community, as well as student organizations at Saint Mary’s College,HolyCrossCollegeand the University of Illinois-Chicago to attract a wide range of individuals from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds who want to learn about and celebrate Filipino culture.

FASO is a student organization advised by Notre Dame’s Multicultural Student Programs and Services in the Division of Student Affairs.

More information is available on the Web at .

  • Contact: * Jennifer Monahan, Office of Student Affairs, 574-631-5550

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