The historically significant book Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong will make its third stop in its national book tour in New York City at John Jay College of Criminal Justice on Saturday, May 18, followed by Washington DC on Monday, May 20, at Busboy and Poets (Brookland location). As the first book about Larry Itliong, co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union (UFW) with Cesar Chavez, the book also gives a glimpse of Filipino American history and the solidarity between Filipino and Mexican farm workers that created the largest farm labor movement in the history of the United States.
San Francisco, CA - April 29, 2019 - Kularts, the United States’ premier presenter of contemporary and tribal Pilipinx arts, has commissioned Florante Aguilar — artist, creator, performer and leading figure championing Philippine music art forms — and the Utom Ensemble with T’boli master artist Joel Ganlal to perform the world premiere of Utom, a new composition inspired by the music of the T’boli people of Southern Mindanao, Philippines. In nine movements, Utom musically narrates the myth of Lake Sebu’s formation along with T’boli deities and royalty – Boi Henwu the princess, Kludan, the hunter and Boi Henwu’s servant, and Lemugot, a demi-god sent to seduce the princess. The composition portrays the conflicts between the T’boli demigod, princess and commoner in the backdrop of the fabled Lake Sebu.
San Francisco, CA - April 26, 2019 - Covo, a coworking & event space with locations in San Francisco and St. Louis, is actively seeking non-profit organizations and mission-driven businesses to join their community. Covo is hosting an open house at their Mission Street location on Wednesday, May 15th, from 6pm-8pm, where organizations can tour the space and apply to be considered in the program.
San Francisco, CA - April 4, 2019 - Kularts, the premier presenter of contemporary and tribal Pilipino arts in the United States, presents PostColonial Survival Kit, a group exhibition featuring Kimberley Arteche (US), Wilfred Galila (US/Philippines), Caroline Garcia (Australia), and visiting artists Marcelino ‘Balugto’ Necosia Jr. and Salima Saway Agra-an of the Talaandig Tribe in Mindanao, Philippines. The exhibition explores survival tactics of contemporary tribal and diasporic Pilipinx against the historical and ongoing inequities of cultural erasure, and marginalization, brought on by centuries of colonization. The exhibition features tribal soil paintings, sculpture, installation, and media art and will run from May 3rd through May 31st at the Luggage Store Gallery.
Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) presents the 22nd annual United States of Asian America Festival, a two-month showcase highlighting the experiences of local Asian Pacific Islander (API) artists and communities. Beginning May 2 and coinciding with Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the festival bridges together over 25 producing artists to celebrate the breadth and cultural impact of API art-making. Featuring Irene Tu, Jason Bayani, Kearny Street Workshop, The Rooted Recipes Project, Resilience Archives, and `Ulumau Collective.