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Filipino History Month: Art Show and Open Mic

  • The Brown Building 4133 Poplar St San Diego, CA 92105 (map)

Image description: a woman with black hair sweeping to the right is looking over her right shoulder. She is standing in front of a green plant that comes to her mid back. Birds on her blue dress appear to be flying off the dress. Behind her is the yellow sun from the Filipino flag, and the three yellow stars from the flag surround her.

Join The Brown Building and cohost Anakbayan San Diego for a Filipino History Month themed art show and open mic that will include some education about Filipino History. Partial proceeds from this event will help support a typhoon relief fund. Original art and buttons are available for sale and raffle.

“Anakbayan San Diego (ABSD) is a comprehensive National Democratic youth and student grassroots organization. We are dedicated to empowering youth in San Diego to create systemic change, both at home and abroad.” Learn more about them here: 

The Filipino American National Historical Society cites that the month should be properly focused on "history" instead of "heritage". Whereas history includes the events, experiences, and lives of people and their impact on society, "heritage" is solely about cultural traditions handed down from the past.” (Source:

This event is free and all ages. Food and beverages are donation based- no one is turned away for lack of funds. Potluck items encouraged and accepted (please label your dish if possible). 

The Brown Building is wheelchair accessible. Please notify staff asap at if you are in need of ASL interpretation or any other accommodations. Or contact Brown Building Director, Adrian at 858-609-0983- text or call.

If you would like to submit art for this show, please fill out this form here:

If you would like to volunteer for this event, please fill out this form here:

Earlier Event: September 14
Respect My Labor Art Show and Open Mic
Later Event: October 19
Makers Market