2:11 Chris Santiago reading

34:57 Susan Quimpo reading

1:36:20 Conversation with Noel Pangilinan

1:45:03 Q & A with the audience

We had a rare New York appearance by two out-of-town authors reading works about family turmoil, revolution, and the legacy of Ferdinand Marcos’s rule in the Philippines–a vital reference point to anyone thinking today about authoritarian rule and resistance. Seven members of Susan Quimpo’s family joined the anti-Marcos resistance. Both history and a moving personal story, her book Subversive Lives: A Family Memoir of the Marcos Years tells their powerful saga of revolution and family turmoil and vindication. Second-generation Pinoy poet Chris Santiago writes about uncles who fought against Marcos in his new poetry collection Tula, which explores immigrant identity, the landscape of the Philippines, and the material texture of Tagalog. The event was moderated by professor and journalist Noel Pangilinan, the editor of AAWW’s Open City and himself an activist during the Marcos era. —