TFC This Weekend: Everything Is Happening This Saturday, October 21

TFC shines the spotlight on communities across the country who bravely represent and commemorate the spirit and ideals of the Filipino American in a country that continues to evolve.

City of Carson 8th Annual Larry Itliong Day Celebration /9:00 am – 12:00 pm /Veterans Park, Carson, CA

The City of Carson holds a tribute for farm labor union leader Larry Itliong on October 21, starting with a parade around Veterans Park.

Various organizations will join the entire community in honoring the life’s work and legacy of Larry Itliong – a Filipino-American labor leader and organizer, starting with a tribute march at 9 a.m. around the vicinity of Veterans Park located at 22400 Moneta Avenue in Carson followed by a labor awards ceremony.

The City of Carson holds a tribute for farm labor union leader Larry Itliong on October 21, starting with a parade around Veterans Park.

This year’s Larry Itliong Labor Awardees are Luisa Blue, elected Executive Vice President of SEIU International, and AFSCME Local 809, a City of Carson employees’ union.  Vocalist, music producer and TV personality Annie Nepomuceno will headline the performances after the parade. The event is free and open to the public.

Annie Nepomuceno will be performing at the Larry Itliong Day celebration in the City of Carson in California.

TFCU Talks “Rise Up” /3:00 – 5:30 pm /CSU Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA

In the afternoon of October 21, TFC’s student outreach, TFCU (TFC University) will host a free youth symposium and networking event called TFCU Talks ‘Rise Up’ at 3 p.m. at CalState Dominguez Hills University Theatre.  TFCU Talks is an opportunity for students and young professionals to connect with successful industry leaders who share their stories and experiences to empower the next generation.

Featured speakers for TFCU Talks “Rise Up’ in Carson are actress/philanthropist Monique Coleman, LA City Commissioner Joel Jacinto, and paratriathlete Rob Balucas. Musical artist Low Leaf and the Miniotics dance crew will be performing. Registration starts at 2:00 p.m. Click here for more information on TFCU Talks.

TFCU Talks at the CSU Dominguez Hills is a free event. First 100 attendees get free swag bags.


NaFFAA 20th Anniversary Gala /5:00 – 10:00 pm /Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washinton, DC

 NaFFAA, the largest network of Filipino American organizations, will recognize its 20-year legacy and highlight its comprehensive vision to unite and amplify the voices of the four million Filipinos and Filipino Americans living in the United States.

The theme of their anniversary is NaFFAA 2.0: One Voice, Four Million Strong.

The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is celebrating their 20th anniversary on October 21 with the theme: NaFFAA 2.0: One Voice, Four Million Strong.

Adobo Nation’s Ginger Conejero (left) will emcee the 20th Anniversary Gala of NaFFAA at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. The artist collective Broadway Barkada will render musical performances for the evening.

NaFFAA will recognize key Filipino American leaders, organizations, and corporate partners, and will also showcase the collaboration between all generations: from students and young professionals, business leaders and elected officials, to community leaders and allies.

Adobo Nation’s Ginger Conejero will host the event, with performances from Broadway Barkada, a group of Filipino artists who elevates the talent of the Filipino on the global stage.

For more information about the NaFFAA 20th anniversary gala, please visit their website at

This Saturday, October 21, celebrate a culture that is unshakable, unique, and united with these trio of events.



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