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Jason Magabo Perez Selected as a Poet Laureate for the City of San Diego


The Bulosan Center for Filipinx Studies would like to congratulate our community artist Jason Magabo Perez on being selected as a Poet Laureate for the City of San Diego. Perez is a writer, performer, teacher and the author of the hybrid collection of poetry and prose This is for the mostless (WordTech Editions, 2017). 

Please check out the media release below provided by the City of San Diego. 

Grand Opening: "California is in the Heart," An Exhibition on Filipinx Californians at the California Museum

The Bulosan Center is very excited to announce the grand opening of the "California is in the Heart," exhibition at the California Museum on October 29, 2022 at 1:00PM. This is the very first time that the museum has hosted an exhibition that highlights the contributions of the Filipinx community to the state of California. We are very proud that the Bulosan Center for Filipinx Studies was invited to serve as a co-curator. 

Bulosan Center 2021-2022 Annual Report Released


Yesterday the Bulosan Center for Filipinx Studies released our Annual Report for the 2021-2022 year. We provide updates on our Research and recent publications, Policy and Community Engagement events, and Archive and Public History exhibits. We also detail our accomplishments in our scholarly presentations, as well as in our internship program, and our Founding Director addresses the state of our Center and beloved community. 

Introducing the FIERCE Coalition

FIERCE (Filipinx Igniting Engagement for Reimagining Collective Em(POWER)ment)



Filipinx Igniting Engagement Through Re-Imagining Community EmPOWERment

The conveners of the Filipinx Policy Steering Committee proudly announce their rebranding as the FIERCE Coalition, which seeks to advance issues of Fil Am interests in Sacramento.

COVID-19, J1 Visa Holders and Other Precarious Migrants

In a March 30, 2020, the Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies detailed the negative impacts COVID-19 has for undocumented Filipino and other populations. In this report, we examine the situation of Filipinos who may have legal status, but whose status may be threatened or precarious, especially in light of recent news media reports indicating that migrants on temporary employment visas like the H1B, which brings in health care professionals from abroad, fear deportation.

Stop AAPI Hate Regional Report

As COVID-19 continues to impact communities, incidents targeting Asians and Asian-Americans have increased due to perceived responsibility for the virus's origin. As of June 17, 2020, over 1,843 incidences of Anti-Asian Coronavirus discrimination have been reported via the CAA/A3PCON STOP AAPI HATE website, with 23 incidents happening in Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, and Yolo counties since the beginning of the pandemic. With the data, we found that the city and county of Sacramento reported the highest number of incidences.

COVID-19 API-Language Specific Prevention Guidelines

The Bulosan Center has been working closely with Asian and Pacific Islander groups in the Great Sacramento region to respond to the needs of the API community during the COVID-19 crisis.

Our interns have produced short videos in different API languages to make information on local resources more accessible to members of the community that can be found at

Please share these resources widely.