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The 6th Annual Katipunan Poetry Slam

October 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Sunday Jump is curating the 6th Annual Katipunan Poetry Slam at SIPA (Search to Involve Pilipino Americans) on Saturday, October 12th, 2019. This special event will be held in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles!

Day: Saturday, October 12th
Doors Open: 6:30 pm
Admission: Suggested $5-10 donation at the door, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds
Parking: Free in the lot off Robinson St. (Basketball Court) & Street Parking


For Filipinos, the modern day poetry slam is an echo of the balagtasan (a poetic, political debate). Continuing the work of those who have paved the way before us, from Jose Rizal to Jessica Hagedorn, the slam provides a platform for us to showcase the variety of voices and points of view among Filipinos and Filipino-Americans today.

The lineup includes published authors and seasoned slam champions who are recognized both locally and nationally. There’s no limit to what we do with our words, now let us get the community to hear our stories!

1st place wins $500. 2nd place is awarded $250 and 3rd place is awarded $100 with miscellaneous prizes.

– Palms Up Academy
– Tuesday Night Project
– Get Lit
– Kitakits
– Filipino AF
– HiFi Kitchen
– Pilipino Workers Center

– Marc Cid
– Angeline Dy
– Jaime Estepa
– Sherwin Ginez
– Joe Limer
– Nicole Arca
– Patrice Mead
– Rozlind Silva
– Soulstuf

– Emdash
– Abigail Pidazo

Special Performances
– Malaya Filipino American Dance Arts (Malaya)
– Jade Phoenix
– Kat Magill

Sound Selection
– Gingee

– HiFi Kitchen

– Eddy M. Gana Jr.
– Arianna Lady Basco

Wheelchair accessible. No stairs. Chairs are provided, and people are not expected to stand. Two bathrooms are men and women, and one gender neutral bathroom. Two ASL Interpreters are available and will be providing services during performances for those hard of hearing and deaf. Amplified sound; volume is sporadically loud. Room is air-conditioned; wear layers if temperature sensitive. Use scent-free materials and be aware of fragrance sensitivity.

We are asking you to support Filipino art and culture by donating to this event. Your support will help provide the cash prizes for top three poets, cover expenses for venue rental, equipment, and supplies, and programming needs.

Our fundraising goal is $3,000, and we appreciate your support to cover all costs of programming and logistics.

Donate Here:
(2) VenMo @thesundayjump

Sunday Jump is a part of the Pilipino Workers Center fiscal sponsorship program. Donations to Sunday Jump are tax deductible under Federal ID 77-0439301. The Pilipino Workers Center is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization:

If check donations: Please make checks payable to Pilipino Workers Center FBO Sunday Jump. Mail all checks to the Pilipino Workers Center Office: 153 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026.

Sunday Jump is a community open mic series in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles. Every first Sunday at Pilipino Workers Center from 5-7 pm, our mission is to facilitate a safe space for marginalized voices to share stories and create genuine connections through the arts. In order to ensure a welcoming space for everyone, we have two community guidelines: (1) Express, not impress and (2) free speech, not hate speech. Our organization’s leaders are award-winning poets and community activists who have shared their work across the nation.

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October 12, 2019
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Eddy Gana
213-382-1819 ext. 125


3200 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026 United States
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