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Public Relations/ Political Affairs is here to provide opportunities for membership to mobilize into the SF community and explore ways to get involved in the greater Fil-Am Community. We are a resource into the Fil-Am community and within the greater USF community. 

Have questions? Contact Mariel Linga and Mark Gravador (usfkaprpa@gmail.com)!

 

UC Davis is having a fundraiser for the Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies Initiative (BCFSI) for UC Davis. Here is the link!!

UC Davis is selling crewneck sweatshirts and long sleeve tees to raise money and "awareness to the structure of the Bulosan Center." In hosting this fundraiser, UC Davis student, Wesley Sosa aims to advertise how the BCFSI premieres a grassroots campaign, is "explicitly focused on the study of Filipinos in America and the diaspora, and is the first of its kind at a major research university." They want to emphasize that this center was started "through people's passion, perseverance, and people's pockets."

Here's another link for more information on the Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies Initiative. Please support!

 

 The Hinabi Project - Mountain Spirits: Textiles and Fold Arts of Cordillera and Ilokos

Hosted by the Philippine Writers and Artists, Inc. (PAWA), the Hinabi Project (THP) is an exhibit featuring woven textiles that embody a combination of the Cordillera and Ilokos regions. In an effort to preserve the tradition of weaving styles that were inherently influenced by Christian and animistic beliefs, the exhibit is being displayed in San Francisco to show how contemporary design and history are bridged by artists who keep the practice alive.

WHEN: September 17, 2018 to December 17, 2018

HOURS: Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 6 PM, Saturdays (by appointment) @ 11 AM or 1 PM

LOCATION:

The Mills Building

220 Montgomery St.

San Francisco, CA 94104

SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMSTwitterFacebook, Instagram @thehinabiproject

WEBSITEhttp://thehinabiproject.org/

E-MAILhinabi@thehinabiproject.org

PHONE: (650) 280-2480

 

Remembering Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon

Sponsored by SF State's Asian American & Pacific Islander Student Services, History Department, Asian American Studies, and Pin@y Educational Partnerships, we invited you to partake in a memorial service for Professor Dawn Mabalon and the impact she has made on the greater Pilipinx-American community.

WHEN: Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 4 PM to 9 PM

LOCATION:

San Francisco State University

Student Life Events Center

1 North State Drive

San Francisco, CA 94132

RSVPClick here to RSVP

 

Fly Pinays - https://leadfilipino.org/fly-pinays-leadership-summit-2/

An annual leadership conference based in the South Bay hosted by LEAD Filipino during Women's History Month in March. In a series of workshops and talks led by a panel of community members, mentors, and keynote speakers, engage in conversation surrounding the "issue of Filipina American experiences today in education, technology and business, cultural development, and civics" (LEAD Filipino). An event spearheaded by college-level and graduate Pinay professionals, there is a strong emphasis on "elevating Filipina leadership and visibility across sectors" and embracing one's cultural identity with pride.

To volunteer, contact:

Founder: Angelica Cortez - angelica@leadfilipino.org

Outreach Manager: Carina Orozco

SOCIAL MEDIA: @LEADFilipino   Snapchat   Instagram   Facebook

 

Undscvrd SF: Filipino Night Market - http://www.undiscoveredsf.com/

UNDISCOVERED SF Creative Night Market is "a monthly curated collection of emerging artists and merchants that celebrates the rich cultural heritage of the SOMA Pilipinas district located in the heart of San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood, every 3rd Saturday" (UNDSCVRD SF). Support local artists, businesses, non-profit organizations, musicians, and dancers; and partake in a food festival in celebration of community and culture.

WHEN: every 3rd Saturday of the month

LOCATION: 

401 Minna St. @ 5th St.

San Francisco, CA 94103

behind the SF Chronicle Building

COST:   FREE

REGISTRATION LINK: http://www.undiscoveredsf.com/tickets

SOCIAL MEDIA:    YouTube   Instagram   Twitter   Facebook   Pinterest

 

SoMa: http://www.somapilipinas.org/

 

  

Otherwise known as San Francisco's Filipino Cultural Heritage District located in the South of Market neighborhood, the SoMa is home to a "diverse selection of small businesses and community service groups" who have dedicated their lives to preserve the history of the first wave of Filipino immigrants who came to settle in the West coast during the 1920s and 1930s. The mission of SoMa Pilipinas is to recognize the contributions of Filipinx Americans in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area through cultural celebration, community development, and economic opportunity. Visit the "Lapu Lapu" Mural, walk in the footsteps of great FIlipino heroes, and speak to veterans at the Bayanihan Community Center. Show support for Bindlestiff Studio and the Mabuhay Health Center, nonprofit organizations that serve as an outlet for talent and resources to health care for the Fil-Am community. Attend Filipino cultural events like PAHM at the Asian Art Museum in October or Undscvrd SF: Filipino Night Market every 3rd Saturday of the month to experience a night of cultural immersion in food,art, and performance.

SOCIAL MEDIA:   Instagram   Facebook   Twitter

 

I-Hotel: https://manilatown.org/

Historically, the International Hotel was occupied by a large Asian American population, notable Filipino Americans, during the 1920s and 1930s when the first wave of immigrants came to settle in the West coast. Today the Manilatown Heritage Foundation continues to host exhibits, tours, and workshops in a shared space with the i-Hotel in an effort to "promote social and economic justice for Pilipinx Americans by preserving history, advocating for equal access, and advancing arts and culture". Visit the i-Hotel to engage in critical conversations surrounding the importance of community within Filipino culture and our foundation in cultural roots being grounded in history, integrity and respect.

LOCATION:

868 Kearny St.

San Francisco, CA 94108

CONTACT: mhf@manilatown.org

SOCIAL MEDIA:   Facebook   Instagram   Twitter

 

Little Manila: http://www.littlemanila.org/home

"The Little Manila Foundation advocates for the historic preservation of the Little Manila Historic Sit in Stockton, California and provides education and leadership to revitalize the Pilipinx American community." From the 1920s until the 1960s, Little Manila was "home to the largest population of Filipinos in the world outside of the Philippines". Where Larry Itliong and Cesar Chavez originally congregated in the mass preparations for the Farm Workers Movement and the Delano Grape Strike in the 1960s, today Little Manila serves to preserve the history of early Pilipinx American struggle and community amidst sacrifice and hope. Additionally, Little Manila After School Program (LMASP) was established to serve local high school students in the Stockton are in an effort to teach them the fundamentals of Philippine-American studies.

LOCATION:

2154 S. San Joaquin St.

South Stockton, CA 95206

MAILING ADDRESS: 

P.O. Box 1356

Stockton, CA 95201

CONTACT: info@littlemanila.org

SOCIAL MEDIA:   Facebook   Instagram   Twitter

VIDEO:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkDoBvwTDKs

 

Bindlestiff: https://www.bindlestiffstudio.org/

LOCATION: 

185 6th St.

San Francisco, CA 94103

CONTACT: info@bindlestiffstudio.org

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook   Twitter   Instagram

 

In Condolence of Professor Dawn Bohulano Mabalon

NCPASA – Boycott NutriAsia: Official Statement

ACPA: Official Statement

Little Manila:  Donation Link  |  Letter of Solidarity  |  Newsletter Excerpt

NCPASA (Northern California Pilipinx American Student Alliance): The collective of Pilipinx collegiate organizations in Northern California that is dedicated to leadership development, political and community action, and networking through cultural awareness and dialogue into post-grad life.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram   Facebook   Twitter  |  https://ncpasa.wordpress.com/

Kabataan Alliance: The Kabataan Alliance is a "national alliance of Filipino youth and student organizations dedicated to serving communities here and back home in the Philippines." Their mission is to build unity across the United States and "to advocate for the rights and welfare of Pilipinx-Americans in the United States, the Philippines and around the world" (Kabataan Alliance).

CONTACT: info@kabataanalliance.org  |  VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIq4fmVIhuU  |  SOCIAL MEDIA:  Facebook   Instagram   Twitter  https://www.kabataanalliance.org/

Bataan Legacy Historical Society (BLHS): The Bataan Legacy Historical Society was established to educate the youth on the important contributions of Filipino soldiers during WWII and American occupation of the Philippines. The BLHS aims to "document the stories and experience of WWII veterans and survivors in the Philippines" by conducting annual conferences to inform the public of the historic accomplishments of our esteemed Filipino veteran@s.

SOCIAL MEDIA:  Facebook   Twitter  |  http://bataanlegacy.org/index.html

Bayanihan Equity Center: Located in the South of Market, the Veterans Equity Center is a nonprofit organization that was originally established to service Filipino World War II veterans in the community for the last 19 years. Today, "the BEC has expanded its services to include low-income seniors, families, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community, immigrants, and formerly incarcerated and homeless individuals" (VEC), providing them with the resources to greater opportunity. 

CONTACT: veteransequitycenter@gmail.com PHONE: 415-255-2347 FAX: 415-255-2358   LOCATION: 1010 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103  |  SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook   Instagram   Twitter   YouTube   |  http://www.vetsequitycenter.org/

Kappa Psi Epsilon: Kappa Psi Epsilon is a Filipina-American sorority founded on the desire for community awareness, unity and friendship within a sisterhood in the San Francisco area. They promote and uphold the five pillars of interrelations, academics, culture, sisterhood, and community action in an effort to stand in solidarity and pride with their Pilipina-American heritage. 

SOCIAL MEDIA:  Facebook   Instagram   Twitter     http://sfstate.orgsync.com/org/kappapsiepsilon/about

Chi Rho Omicron (XPO): Chi Rho Omicron is a Filipino-American fraternity established to promote the understanding and cultivation of civic responsibility through community service in the Pilipinx-American community. They are rooted in a foundation of appreciation of the Pilipino culture and history, and aspire to instill self-improvement and scholastic excellence throughout their membership. 

SOCIAL MEDIA:   Instagram   Facebook   Twitter

ACPA: American Center of Philippine Arts (ACPA) provides a unique educational and development platform for multidisciplinary Philippine arts through innovative, hands-on classes, collaborations, networking opportunities, and showcasing events. https://philippinearts.org/ 

Parangal: Parangal Dance Company is a Filipino Folk Dance Group base in the San Francisco Bay Area that Apsires to Inspire. Parangal Dance Company's mission is to give tribute to Philippine heritage by preserving and promoting ethnic attire, music, and dance through research, workshops, and performances. They aim to serve as a bridge, inspiring and connecting Filipino Americans to their roots to give them a sense of pride and identity, while educating diverse communities to foster awareness and appreciation of Philippine culture.  http://www.parangal.org/

Barangay: Barangay Dance Company is a San Francisco-based Filipino Folk dance organization whose mission is to preserve the rich FIlipino culture heritage through the arts of Philippine folk dancing and music. Through presenting, outreach and research of Philippine folk dance and music, Barangay endeavors to promote awareness, understanding and appreciation of the Filipino culture within the communities it serves. http://www.barangay.org/

Likha: LIKHA-Pilipino Folk Ensemble's mission is to preserve Philippine folk arts and culture and to foster education in dance and music in the community. LIKHA is based in San Francisco, CA and has served the community since 1992 - founded by Rudi C. Soriano, former dance soloist with Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company.  http://www.likha.org/

Bindlestiff: Bindlestiff Studio cultivates artists who reflect and celebrate the diverse values, traditions, and histories of Pilipino and Filipino American cultures through bold artistic expression and community engagement. https://www.bindlestiffstudio.org/

PACE: The Pilipino American Collegiate Endeavor at San Francisco State University takes esteemed responsibility in providing academic support to their general members; promoting critical consciousness and self-determination; and the preservation of Pilipina/o American culture, while offering a safe space for expression. As they continue to move forward, they aspire to cultivate unity and leadership potential in their peers through education and active involvement in the community. http://www.pacesfsu1967.com/

Alpha Kappa Omicron: Alpha Kappa Omicron is a Pilipino-American sorority based on the history, traditions, and culture of the Philippines. They are dedicated to the development of community awareness, self-empowerment, and academic excellence. http://akomicron.wixsite.com/akomicron

Alpha Kappa Omega: Alpha Kappa Omega is a multicultural fraternity originated from the history, traditions, and faith of the Filipino and dedicated to the development of awareness, education, empowerment, and leadership through self-fulfillment, community enrichment, and family support in order to develop a multi-faced individual, enriched and empowered by the family of the Alpha Kappa Omega. https://alejandro-arias-qne3.squarespace.com/#home-1-section