It’s been about a year since you’ve been gone. We know you haven’t left us, but still, we miss you.

In this past year, Little Manila Rising settled into our new home in South Stockton, stood in solidarity with our undocumented families, advocated for ethnic studies at the state level and continued our after school programs, created a rondalla group, grown our arts programs to new levels, partnered with CalEPA and other groups around local environmental justice issues, partnered with the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum to showcase artifacts from Little Manila in the National Museum in Washington, D.C., partnered with the Bulosan Center and Lead Filipino to hold the first Filipino Advocacy Day at the State Capitol, and much more.

Also, we made a promise to you that your book, “Journey For Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong” would be in every Stockton Unified school library. Dawn, our community responded by sponsoring and delivering your book to the schools in SUSD. Each picture below represents hundreds of students who now have access to your work and the untold story of Larry Itliong and the manang/manong generation who fought for justice in the fields of the Central Valley.