LB Youth Celebrate Filipino Culture

Jan. 13, 2014 / By

[Ed. note] Late last year, the Filipino Migrant Center held a community cultural night to celebrate the 150th birthday of Filipino revolutionary Andres Bonafacio.

Through original theatrical pieces, poetry, music, and dance, Filipino high school and community youth will share stories of Philippine history, migration, and issues the Filipino/Filipino American community faces today. The video above highlights some of the youth voices reflecting on what they learned at the event. 

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Adalhi Montes

As a teenager, Adalhi began volunteering at many programs helping our communities become healthier and safer to provide resources to people in need. He was involved with Weed and Seed in Central Long Beach and is a youth mentor for the California Conference for Equality and Justice. Adalhi is also in the process of completing the neighborhood leadership program at the Advanced Organizing Institute and is studying Radio and television broadcasting at LBCC. In the future, he looks forward to joining the Marine Corps and continuing his education.