October marks Filipino American History Month and once again, the city of Carson will be holding several events throughout the month in celebration.
Kicking things off is the 9th Annual Filipino American History Month Celebration happening on Saturday October 6th from 9am – 12pm at the CJMM Community Center in Carson. The celebration will include special appearances by Fe De Los Reyes & Miguel Vera, along with musical performances by Shekinah Austria, Therese Masangcay Jason Farol, Jeserey Sanchez, Charishma Marquez, Shane Selloria, SCULB PCN, and Kindreds of Carson Dance.
Awards will also be presented to seven outstanding Filipinos: Florante Ibanez, Rose Ibanez, & Arturo Garcia for Community Leadership: Paolo Roca and Matheo Leuterio for Youth Achievement; and LCDR Edgardo Labao and Deputy Melvin Castro for Heroism.
October 16th the FACC-SLAA will present FilAms Got Talent, a dance group competition happening from 1pm – 4pm in the Center Court of the SouthBay Pavilion Mall in Carson. The top 3 dance groups will receive cash prizes.
The following weekend, October 20th is the Leyte Landing Commemoration & Walkathon at the Carson Community Center to commemorate the 74th Anniversary of the Leyte Landing. Following the commemoration and walkathon will be the FilAm Medical, Health, Sports & Wellness Day at the Southbay Pavilion. Medical Practitioners, Nutritionists and various vendors will be on hand for the public.
Closing the month long celebration is the 9th Annual Larry Itliong Day Parade & Festival which will be held at Veterans Park in Carson. The parade will feature Filipino organizations, followed by guest speakers including Johnny Itliong, Cesar Chavez’ son, Fernando Chavez and Roger Gadiano. Awards will be presented to Ivy Quicho and the late Dr. Dawn Mabalon. Musical Performances and the announcement of the Larry Itliong poster contest winners will also be part of the celebration.