Seattle to mark Carlos Bulosan’s 100th with memorial events

/ 06:30 AM November 06, 2014


SEATTLE, Washington — A broad coalition of educators, union activists, community organizers and artists have come together to organize a two­month­long series of events to commemorate Filipino American history and what would have been Carlos Bulosan’s 100th birthday.


Building off of the permanent Carlos Bulosan exhibit at the Eastern Hotel in the International District neighborhood, the Carlos Bulosan Centennial committee aims to reach a wide audience to share Bulosan’s history, artistic work and impact even today on contemporary social issues.

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 International District.


The committee aims to connect the events of the past with today’s civil rights, immigration and labor movements.

Members of the Carlos Bulosan Centennial include: Filipino Community of Seattle; Wing Luke Museum; Inlandboatmen’s Union Region 37; Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts; Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance; SEIU; University of Washington; LELO; Northwest Film Forum; and many more.

This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

All events are free for the community. For more information contact: Derek Dizon (206) 353­​5062 [email protected]

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Thursday November, 13
Film “Delano Manongs” by Marissa Aroy
6:00 p.m.
Location: UW Location: Ethnic Cultural Theater, 3931 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle

Friday, November 14


Conference: “Empire Is in the Heart”
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: University of Washington Husky Union Building (HUB) Room 145

UW Carlos Bulosan Special Collections Exhibit and Reception
5:00 -7:00 p.m.

Location: University of Washington Husky Union Building (HUB) Room 145
Talambuhay: Our Stories, Our People

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Filipino Community of Seattle, 5740 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Seattle

Saturday, November 15
Filipino American Historical Tour in the Chinatown International District

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Meet at Wing Luke Museum, 719 S. King St, Seattle

Tour of the Carlos Bulosan Exhibit at the Eastern Hotel
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Carlos Bulosan Memorial Exhibit, 506 Maynard Ave S, Seattle

Staged Reading of Carlos Bulosan’s “The Romance of Magno Rubio”
3:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Massive Monkees Studio, 662 S King St, Seattle

Sunday, November 16
Film Screenings of Lav Diaz Film, “Norte, the End of History”
3:30 p.m.
Location: Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, Seattle

Monday, November 17
Film Screening of Anthony Chen Film, “Ilo Ilo”
7:00 p.m.
Location: Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, Seattle

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