Empowering immigrant communities through the arts, education, and service.

Way back in the early 1980’s, many of us who started CIRCA Pintig were “fresh-off-the-planes” so to speak. Several of us came to Chicago to reunite with family members who had left the Philippines in the 1970’s due to the political repression and economic instability under the Marcos dictatorship. Coming to the U.S. was a desperate survival move...

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