The Filipino American community of San Francisco has a rich history, from their involvement in the Civil Rights Movement to their continuing struggle today to help the Filipino WWII Veteranos acquire the benefits they deserve. Filipino American community leaders in San Francisco in the 60's paved the way for generations after them to become community leaders themselves. With Filipino American community events in San Francisco celebrating milestones this year, such as the 10th anniversary of the parol lantern festival, we begin to see the emergence of a new generation of FIlipino American community leaders ready and willing to do work for the Filipino American community in San Francisco. Eric Pido, Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies at SF State, explains the significance of community events like the parol lantern festival while League of Filipino Students (LFS) - SFSU member, Maricon Malimban, explains how she became involved in organzing with the Filipino community of San Francisco.

Shot/Edited by Jamie Balaoro

Kulintang music by Diwa

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