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Dinner-dance for new Alvarado Project photo exhibit

/ 09:54 PM September 05, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – A fundraiser dinner-dance is being hosted by the board of directors of The Alvarado Project to celebrate its new project, “Images of Legacy – Filipino American Voices through Time.”

The dinner will kick off the dance social featuring the International Hotel Manilatown Center’s House Band, The Autonomous Region and a special Latin dance performance on Sunday, September 17, from 5:30 – 9 p.m. at Fort McKinley Restaurant, 101 Brentwood Drive, in South San Francisco..


At The Alvarado Project event, Images of Legacy project weaves together a pictorial tapestry celebrating generations of Filipino American voices in San Francisco, Santa Clara Valley and Stockton.

It will feature new selections of photographs from Ricardo Ocreto Alvarado’s vast image archive. Janet Alvarado, daughter of Ricardo Alvarado, curates the collection, showcasing a visual tour of San Francisco’s Filipino community in the mid-20th century that captures a vibrant community seen in the City and Bay Area. Photographs featured in this exhibit include intimate family gatherings and large social events in the South of Market, Bernal Heights, Western Addition, the Fillmore, and in the Presidio; concerts featuring local artists; afternoons at the Alemany Farmers Market.

Now, from Stockton, Delano and Santa Clara counties, living subjects come together to lend their memories, stories and testimony capturing new audiences for posterity of the Alvarado Project’s vision of preserving the vital Filipino American role and historical inclusion in the consciousness of the Asian American Pacific Islander Experience.

Janet Alvarado honors her father, his craft and his commitment to capturing the truthful, vibrant essence of the Filipino American community. Images of Legacy will be the next exhibit borne out of Ricardo O. Alvarado’s archive and is a homage to her experiences, the narratives and memory of building family and community in San Francisco and California history.

There will be a short program with Former State Senator Mark Leno delivering the keynote address. Also invited are Vice Mayor of Daly City Juslyn Manalo, Philippine Consul General Henry Bensurto Jr., as well as longtime supporter Rebecca Delgado Rottman, Academy of Art University, Vice President of Community Relations & Government Affairs, and longtime friend Attorney Ernest Llorente, former SF Library Commissioner President, 
 to say a few remarks at our event. Buffet Dining and Dance to Live Music. All are welcome to attend.

For more information contact Carmen Choy at 640-0125 or Janet Alvarado: thealvardoproject@gmail.com

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