18th celebration of Filipino American Heritage Month akes place at City Hall’s Rotunda, Oct. 5
SAN FRANCISCO – Filipino American History Month Host Committee, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, and the City and County of San Francisco on Wednesday, September 28 announced San Francisco’s 18th Annual Filipino American History Month celebration.
With the theme of “Reflection. Resilience. Reinvention,” this year’s festivities will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at San Francisco City Hall’s Rotunda (1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco).
San Francisco’s 18th Filipino American History Month celebration is an in-person event and is open to the public. To RSVP, visit https://e.sparxo.com/fahm2022.
Hosted by NBC Bay Area reporter Ginger Conejero-Saab and Golden State Warriors “Hype Man” Franco Finn, program highlights include:
- Proclamation from Mayor Breed
- Remarks by Philippine Consul General Neil Ferrer
- Keynote address by Carla Laurel, Executive Director of West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center
- Featured performance by Ruby Ibarra
- Filipino American History Month Awards: Trailblazer Award – Bernadette Sy, Executive Director, Filipino American Development Foundation; Community Champion Award – Edwin Lozada, Executive Director, Philippine American Writers and Artists; Emerging Leader Award – Simon Timony, Founder, Advocates 11
- Pop-Up Art Exhibition by Baybayin Artist Taipan Lucero
- Cultural Performances by Kulintang Dialect and Parangal Dance Company
- Anthem Singers: Carlen Ocampo and St Augustine Children’s Choir.