Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Veterans March in Filipinotown

Sunday the 11th, mustering between 10 & 11:30 am at Lake Street Park--here's the flyer. There's a community fair at 2. . . which means food, I'm sure. Lumpia and adobo. Pancit. Good stuff.

According to SIPA, the 2.1 square mile Historic Filipinotown is:

"bordered on the west by Hoover Street, on the east by Glendale, on the north by
the 101 Freeway, and on the south by Beverly Boulevard.The 2000 U.S. Census reports that there are approximately 300,000 Filipino Americans living in Los Angeles County. Over 100,000 reside in the City of Los Angeles. An estimated 6,900 live in Historic Filipinotown. "

The Arcadia book Filipinos in Los Angeles (CA) (Images of America) can be bought at Amazon.

On the 17th of November, the Filipino American Library at 135 N. Park View St. will conduct free bus tours of the area. Check the website for times and to RSVP.

More Filipino history and links here.

There's a Filipino American National Historical Society too, which houses the National Pinoy Archives--but they're in Seattle.

Finally, an effort is also underway (through SIPA) to restore the “Gintong Kasaysayan, Gintong Pamana” (“A Glorious History, A Golden Legacy) mural by Eliseo Silva. Painted 12 years ago, it's the largest Filipino American mural in the country.

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