Compositions: A Filipino American Experience Exhibition

 Historical San Francisco Photographs by Ricardo Ocreto Alvarado, Exhibition Oct. 1-31st. 

Historical San Francisco Photographs by Ricardo Ocreto Alvarado, Exhibition Oct. 1-31st. 

In celebration of Filipino American History Month in San Francisco, California State Senator Mark Leno sponsors Compositions: A Filipino American Experience, curated by Janet Alvarado of The Alvarado Project. Compositions is a photo journal lovingly developed by Ricardo Ocreto Alvarado in the dramatic capture of the Filipino community in San Francisco during the 1940s & 50s providing visitors an enhanced understanding of the earliest roots of Filipino American life.

The exhibit will be at the State of California Bldg., Hiram Johnson Great Hall from October 1st- October 31st at 455 Golden Gate Ave. San Francisco.

October 20th, 2015, 6 - 9 pm
In honor of Mrs. Norberta Alvarado
Celebrate Leyte Landing Commemoration Day - October 20th, 1944 - 71st Anniversary of Leyte Liberation
Refreshments & Dancing

Compositions is comprised of the synergistic talents of Filipino American scholars, authors and musicians, emerging the exhibit, a literary anthology, a musical performance, panel discussions and other related programs. The unique historical photographs by Ricardo Ocreto Alvarado peek at the earliest roots of Filipino American life. They illustrate street scenes, night clubs, house parties, life milestones and other celebrations of community life in the Fillmore, Western Addition, Bayview, Lower Pacific Heights, South of Market (SOMA) and the Presidio, neighborhoods where the earliest Filipino families worked, played and planted community roots during the post-WWII era. An accompanying anthology, Claiming Our Stories features contemporary Filipino-American writers underscoring the diversity of the City's cultural history to which Filipinos have richly contributed.

All events are supported by The Alvarado Project, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and the Consulate General of the Philippines, San Francisco. For more information about these and other programs, please call (415) 640-0125 or (415) 794-4037.