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Emerging Leaders in the Arts: AKO ITO

July 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join us for a pleasant evening to celebrate the cultural fabric of the Filipinx/a/o community and diaspora in Santa Barbara County. By celebrating together with food, music, vendors, art, and storytelling, we including myself as a Filipinx/a of Tagalog descent create belonging not only through our shared experiences but also to honor the unique aspects of each other’s experiences. Let us claim, appreciate, and love the parts of ourselves that demonstrate our Filipinx/a/o identity.

While AKO ITO centers the Filipinx/a/o diaspora, we welcome any person who genuinely wants to participate, learn, and show up in support. Click here to register for this event.

Program Schedule

5 PM Opening announcements with Sarah Dildine and Fellow, Christine Santos.
6 PM – 7 PM Community panel discussion to dive into the cultural fabric of the Filipinx/a/o diaspora with Joanna Lawlor from Eating with Jo, Jan Javier from UA Atelier, ReGina from ReGinaChristineSB, Solange Aguilar from shesanargonaut, and Dannah Mari Hidalgo from UCSB MFA Program.
8 PM Closing announcements.
Food, music, vendors, and interactive art activities are available throughout the whole duration of the event.


July 30
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara
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Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara
653 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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