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Kultivate Labs Leads New Filipino American Cultural Center in San Francisco’s South of Market Neighborhood

Kultivate Labs, a non-profit business accelerator that advances socially-conscious commerce and produces the successful creative night market UNDISCOVERED SF, announces their plans in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD), to develop a new Filipino American Cultural Center in the Filipino cultural district, SOMA Pilipinas.

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Untold Story of Filipino American and UFW Labor Leader Larry Itliong Makes Debut in New York and Washington DC

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.

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A musical concept in which instruments are used to express sounds of nature or to describe events is newest composition from Florante Aguilar and Utom Ensemble

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.

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Covo Coworking & Event Space Launches New Program for Non-Profit Organizations and Mission-Driven Businesses

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.

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Visual Artists Address Colonization and Challenges of Pilipinx Diasporic Life In Group Art Exhibition

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.  

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7 Mile House Brings Jazz Fest Outdoors

March 11, 2019, Brisbane, CA - The Bay Area’s historic 7 Mile House is producing their second annual 7 Mile House Jazz Fest on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 12pm-12am. The event will be held outdoors with a $25 entrance fee for the entire day (presale tickets are available online for $20). The festival features 11 bands, an impressive array of the Bay Area’s top jazz musicians and ensembles. It will also mark the second annual “7 Mile House Jazz Awards” for the following categories: Outstanding Bay Area Jazz Presenters, Outstanding Bay Area Jazz Promoters, and Outstanding Bay Area Jazz Artists; and will be hosted by KCSM Jazz 91 DJ, Alisa Clancy and other on-air personalities.

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Multimedia Dance Theater Performance Portrays Pilipino Americans in San Francisco during the 20’s-60’s

San Francisco, CA, February 20, 2019 - Kularts, the premier presenter of contemporary and tribal Pilipino arts in the United States, is proud to present In the Belly of the Eagle: Man@ng is Deity, Alleluia Panis’ latest multimedia dance theater workshop performance featuring original music by Joshua Icban and media art by Wilfred Galila premiers at Bindlestiff Studio on March 22-24. Inspired by real-life accounts of Pilipino Americans between the 1920s-1960s in San Francisco, this performance portrays the 8,000-mile immigration journey to America, and the resilience of the Pilipino people.

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Community Celebrates Nancy Hom's 45-Year Legacy of Art and Activism

Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) presents Passionate Engagement: The Art of Nancy Hom, a retrospective exhibition of visual artist Nancy Hom's 45-year art career in San Francisco. Co-presented by Luggage Store Gallery, the exhibition runs from March 1-30, 2019 and features Hom’s iconic silkscreens, installations, and an evolving mandala installation that starts with her 2015 Soul of San Francisco mandala and morphs into a new design by the last week of the show.

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"Love is Resistance" 2/14 - Citywide Youth Summit at June Jordan School For Equity

The Youth Summit is about building power, creating new relationships, and fighting for social justice together. It is a safe place for our young community to discuss broader topics that affect all youth in San Francisco. Some topics students will discuss include - ICE & Gentrification, Food Justice, Black Feminism, Cultural Appropriation, and Hip Hop & Activism.

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Bay Area Business Coach Reports Increase In Filipina American Entrepreneurs

“I’ve been running my practice for nine years now. There has always been a diverse rotation of clients since the start. But the Art of Hustle program has very consistently had representation from Filipina entrepreneurs across an array of industries, from health and wellness to creative and business services,” shares Anthem Salgado. “Now more than ever, there seems to be a surge of Pinay entrepreneurs making their presence known.”

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Sound Guidance and Strategy to Grow Your Business at Love & Hustle Event for Women Entrepreneurs

Art of Hustle has helped PapaLoDown grow as a business over the last 4 years. In fact, we wouldn’t be the business we are today without it! This special event was created to reach out to other entrepreneurs who want to see the same amazing results that we have with the help of a business coach. At this event you get to meet other entrepreneurs like yourself, make friends, hear stories, and learn strategy tactics for your business.

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Untold Story of Filipino American and UFW Labor Leader Larry Itliong Goes National

Bridge and Delta Publishing in partnership with the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) and PapaLoDown Agency takes “Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong,” on a 15-city national book tour, starting with Delano, California, on February 8, 2019. This is the first nonfiction illustrated children’s book about Filipino American history, and the first book ever written about Larry Itliong. The children’s book written by the late historian Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, Ph.D. with Gayle Romasanta and illustrated by Andre Sibayan tells the story of forgotten United Farm Workers (UFW) cofounder, Larry Itliong, his migration to the United States and his lifelong fight for a farmworkers union. Delano is the first stop of the national book tour with events planned in Seattle, WA; Wapato, WA; New York; Washington DC; Virginia Beach, VA; Honolulu, HI; Anchorage, AK; Southfield, MI; Lansing, MI; Chicago, IL; San Diego, CA; Houston, TX; Stockton, CA; SF Bay Area; with more cities to be announced.

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161 Years Later… 7 Mile House Is Still Where The Locals Go

7 Mile House turns 161 years, Saturday 1/26. The all day event will feature a book talk and presentation on mile houses by Vanessa Garcia at 11:30am. Everyone is invited to enjoy their famous pork adobo and rice for free (until it runs out), now an annual tradition for the past six years. In the evening, the 7 Mile House stage will be graced by Dakila, a legendary Filipino American San Francisco band with music known as Bay Area RockLatinJazzPopFunkapino!

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The Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center and PapaLoDown Agency Team Up to Hire a PR Intern!

Looking to break into public relations and digital marketing? If you love supporting arts and entertainment projects by people of color-owned, and/or women-owned businesses who work to better their community, then this is the internship for you! PS - it's paid! 

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Parol Lantern Festival Lights Up Yerba Buena Gardens for the Holidays

The parol lantern is the quintessential Pilipino symbol of hope, blessings, luck, and peace, during the holiday season, and can be found lighting up windows in Pilipino homes throughout the world. Community members and commissioned artists will create hand-made lanterns to display at this free, family-friendly event. The festival features a parol lantern parade, a gallery of handmade parols, with live music and dance performances.

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San Francisco Makes Investment in Filipino Community’s Economic Development and UNDSCVRD Night Market

Kultivate Labs and SOMA Pilipinas are proud to announce funding to promote and celebrate San Francisco’s Filipino Cultural Heritage District. The Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) and Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development are supporting the economic development of SOMA Pilipinas. Together they have awarded $316,250 to help fund a seasonal night market and support emerging entrepreneurs in San Francisco’s Filipino Cultural Heritage District.

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“Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong” Book Launch At SFMOMA During Filipino American History Month

Bridge and Delta Publishing in partnership with The Filipino American Center of the San Francisco Public Library will host a book launch for its first book entitled, “Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong.” This children’s book, written by the late and great historian Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, Ph.D. with Gayle Romasanta, and richly illustrated by Andre Sibayan, tells the story of often forgotten United Farm Workers cofounder, Larry Itliong, his migration to the United States, and his lifelong fight for a farmworkers union.

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