City of Carson Culminates Filipino American History Month Celebration with a Special Tribute to Union Leader Larry Itliong on Saturday, October 28, 2023

City of Carson Culminates Filipino American History Month Celebration with a Special Tribute to Union Leader Larry Itliong on Saturday, October 28, 2023
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The City of Carson will be hosting its 13th annual Larry Itliong Day Celebration at Veterans Park from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. located at 22400 Moneta Avenue in Carson.

This free event celebrates the legacy of Filipino American labor leader Larry Itliong. His fight for the well-being of California Farm Workers transformed farmworkers’ rights and working conditions, making an indelible mark in the labor and civil rights movements of American history.

This year’s program features a parade, entertainment, labor and organization awards, and the recognition of the essay and contest winners.


Marc Anthony Nicolas

Nicolas is a two-time Emmy award winner and one of the 100 Most Influential Filipinos. He’s a producer for CBS TV, The Talk CBS, and produced the Kelly Clarkson Show, Tyra Banks Show, and Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Ranella Ferrer

Ferrer is a singer, host, and performer. She has performed the National Anthem at the Rose Bowl Stadium, Arena and games for major sports teams. She was one of the 75 Most Influential Filipino Americans in 2020 and on the cast of Revenge Body by Khloe Kardashian Season 1 at E! Entertainment.


Jo Awayan

Awayan is a singer who has earned the “Best Female Award” in the Awit Awards. Not long after, she became the “Sprite” artist where she toured with Janno Gibbs and Oggie Alcasid. Acting opportunities also knocked on her doors with sitcoms such as “Bistek” and “Palibhasa Lalake”. She also performed as a main act for Ichiban Library in San Francisco, California.


FilTrio is the fastest rising Fil-Am classical crossover trio under Starlink Music. Each individual has their own forte ranging from broadway to ballads. They recently released their first single “O Holy Night” and a New single ” A Moment Like This”.

Kayamanan ng Lahi

Kayamanan ng Lahi is a family -oriented, multi-generational Philippine folk and dance arts organization based in Los Angeles, California. Through education and entertainment, they provide opportunities to learn and experience the richness and diversity of Philippine culture through dance, music, and song.

Rondalla Club of Los Angeles (RCLA)

For over three decades, RCLA has had the honor of performing at festivals, social and civic functions as well as cultural events throughout California and beyond.  In doing so, RCLA continuously shapes the Filipino American rondalla music aesthetic through an applied historical perspective combined with entertainingly immersive instruction.  

“The City of Carson is the first city to recognize the contributions of labor union leader Larry Itliong.  We are proud to have this annual event and proud to have been instrumental in the movement to get Assembly Bill 7 passed in Sacramento recognizing October 25th as Larry Itliong Day throughout California,” said City of Carson Mayor Lula Davis-Holmes. 

For more information about the Larry Itliong event, please call (310) 830-9991.



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