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You are Invited to Celebrate Carlos Bulosan’s 100th Birthday!

bolusan posterAll are invited to a series of free events this month to commemorate Filipino American history and the anniversary of Carlos Bulosan’s 100th birthday. Building off of the permanent Carlos Bulosan exhibit at the Eastern Hotel in the Chinatown/International District, the events share Bulosan’s history, artistic work, and impact even today on contemporary social justice issues. The Neighborhood Matching Fund is pleased to support this project.

As a radical labor organizer and author of the book “America is in the Heart,” Bulosan set the groundwork for Seattle’s rich history of labor activism and community organizing, from the Alaskeros and ILWU Local 37 activists to the fight for community preservation in the Chinatown/International District. The organizing committee aims to connect the events of the past with today’s civil rights, immigration, and labor movements.

All events are free and open to everyone! For more information, contact Derek Dizon at or (206) 353-5062. Here is a list of upcoming events:

Thursday November 13
Film “Delano Manongs” by Marissa Aroy
Location: UW Location: Ethnic Cultural Theater, 3931 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle

Friday November 14
Conference: “Empire is in the Heart”
Location: University of Washington Husky Union Building (HUB) Room 145

UW Carlos Bulosan Special Collections Exhibit and Reception
Location: University of Washington Husky Union Building (HUB) Room 145

Talambuhay: Our Stories, Our People
6:00PM – 9:00PM
Location: Filipino Community of Seattle, 5740 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Seattle

Saturday, November 15
Filipino American Historical Tour in the Chinatown International District
Location: Meet at Wing Luke Museum, 719 S King St, Seattle

Tour of the Carlos Bulosan Exhibit at the Eastern Hotel
Location: Carlos Bulosan Memorial Exhibit, 506 Maynard Ave S, Seattle

Staged Reading of Carlos Bulosan’s “The Romance of Magno Rubio
Location: Massive Monkees Studio, 662 S King St, Seattle

Sunday, November 16
Film Screenings of Lav Diaz Film, “Norte, the End of History”
Location: Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, Seattle

Monday November 17, 2014
Film Screening of Anthony Chen Film, “Ilo Ilo”
Location: Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, Seattle