Liwanag 3 - Book Launch

APICC is proud to feature and co-present the Liwanag 3 Book Launch as part of the outdoor showcase at Kapwa Gardens in the SoMa on June 5, 2021 for the 24th annual United States of Asian America Festival: Forging Our Futures - SoMa & Chinatown

The Liwanag 3 book launch  is the final phase following the re-issue of the 1st original volume in 1975.  SOMA Pilipinas is proud to release the newest entry into this series. As the original Liwanag and Liwanag 2 in 1993 amplified the voices of local, Bay Area Pilipinx American artists of those time periods, Liwanag 3 showcases and reflects upon the evolution of the Pilipinx identity of today. Liwanag 3 features a wide range of genres in poetry, fiction, playwriting, comics and graphic novels.  Visual arts include paintings, illustrations and photography.


June 5, 2021 at 3pm - 7:30pm



Golda Supernova, jxtheo, Auntea Jewel

Panelists: Shirley Ancheta, Trinidad Escobar, Sean San Jose and Malaya Tuyay Moderated by Oscar Peñaranda

Jason Bayani (KSW), Editor-in-Chief, Rachel Lastimosa (SOMA Pilipinas), Editor

Vendors: Arkipelago Books & PAWA


The cultural heritage district honors the over 120-year Filipino history and living legacy of making home, celebrating culture, building community and fighting for economic and racial justice. Embodying the spirit of bayanihan, SOMA Pilipinas supports a community-in-action in the highly gentrified South of Market neighborhood — the technology capital of the world for the last decade. 

SOMA Pilipinas was officially established as SF’s Filipino Cultural Heritage District in 2016 and was among the first selected for state designation by the California Arts Council in 2017.

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Stylized graphic of Liwanag Volume Three. Modern clean lines and triangular shapes of black and gold are the background for the book launch event information.

June 05, 2021 at 6:00pm - 7pm
Kapwa Gardens
967 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States
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