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Panel Discussion April 16, 2011 at 2pm

In conjunction with the exhibit, [b*longing], the Manilatown Heritage Foundation presents a panel discussion on Julia LaChica’s artwork and mixed race heritage, reflecting on the influences from San Francisco’s multiculturalism.

The panel consists of Julia LaChica, Nancy Hom, and Wei Ming Dariotis, Ph.D. The panel will be moderated by Juana Maria Rodriguez, Ph.D.

The [b*longing] exhibit is free for viewing to the public at the I-Hotel Manilatown Center through April 30, 2011.

868 Kearny Street @ Jackson
San Francisco, CA 94108
2PM – 5PM FREE, Donations are appreciated.
For more information:
wheel chair accessible

[b*longing] at the I-Hotel Manilatown Center

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I want to thank Manilatown Heritage Foundation for supporting the Arts and giving the community a place of belonging and also, Evelyn Luluquisen, Nancy Hom, Dianne Bueno, Matthew Lew and Roy Recio for welcoming me into the Manilatown family. Exhibiting my first solo show here is an honor. My farther arrived in Manilatown in the 1920’s, was a founding member of Caballeros de Dimas Alang, a Filipino American fraternal organization which began in San Francisco around 1921. The name honors Jose Rizal the Philippine national hero whose pen name while writing revolutionary tracts was Dimas-Alang. I grew up just a couple of blocks away and went to Jean Parker Elementary School, I played at Portsmouth Square and attended summer day camps at Cameron House. This is my home and it’s only fitting that my first solo exhibit be at here at Manilatown. Finally, I want to thank my friends and family for their love, endless support and encouragement.