The Filipino community comes together to celebrate Larry Itliong Day in Historic Filipinotown on October 23, 2021 at 2 pm PST at Unidad Park, Los Angeles. This year's theme is “Makiisa Sa Pagtulong at Sulong.” The celebration is put together by The Pilipino Workers Center and it aims to connect the community to programs, services, and resources that would help them during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Through the use of visual and performing arts, the Larry Itliong Day event also seeks to educate and entertain attendees about the Filipino culture, the history of the Filipino labor movement in the United States, and its impact on workers today. The event’s well-curated program, art installations, and activities bridge social justice with music, arts, and cultural appreciation. Attendees will enjoy a variety of activities such as musical performances by various artists, an educational art exhibit, a short stage adaptation of the book, “Journey for Justice”, jeepney, tricycle, kariton, and bahay kubo selfie stations, and many more.
WHAT: Larry Itliong Day Festival 2021 - a celebration of art, music, and culture in honor of Larry Itliong
WHEN: October 23, 2021, 2:00pm PST
WHERE: In person - Unidad Park, 1644 Beverly Blvd., Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles, CA 90026,
Performers: Kiana V, Mica Javier, Jay R, Ancestral Vision Movement, Felson Palad, Gingee, Steady, the cast of
Journey for Justice: Maya Valenciano, Shalimar Malimban, Rommel Rojas, Jose Infante and more.
Speakers: Deputy Hoang Nguyen (Deputy Supervisor to Hilda Solis, LA County First District), Councilmember
Mitch O’Farrel (Los Angeles City District 13), Commissioner Jessica Caloza (Los Angeles City Department of
Public Works), Assemblywoman Wendy Carillo (California State Assembly, District 51) and Consul General
Edgar B. Badajos (Philippine Consulate, Los Angeles).
Organizations: FilAm Arts, Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA), Filipino American Service
Group Inc (FASGI), Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA), Philippine Nurses Association, Historic
Filipinotown businesses, Filipino American Community leaders and allies.