Filipino American History Celebration

Black silhouette with poppies, three stars

Learn more about the unique history and contributions of the Filipino American community of San Francisco with the Library! We're offering workshops, talks, book readings and more.  

Filipino American History Celebration Spotlight Artist

Lydia Ortiz has a multidisciplinary practice, including illustration, design, art director and photography. For her campaign poster, Ortiz wove in symbolic elements from the Filipino flag, the sun and the 3 stars, as well as red, yellow, blue, and white colors. She also incorporated floral elements from back home (Gumamela, Sampahuita and Rosal). Lastly, the brushwork on the letters was inspired by Filipino brushwork on alibata.

Other Resources

Additionally, check out our curated booklists for all ages.