By Cassie Ordonio
In celebration of Filipino and Filipino-American culture, the Philippine Studies department and City College’s Outreach program participated in the 23rd annual Pistahan parade from San Francisco Civic Center to Yerba Buena Gardens.
Pistahan is the largest celebration of Filipino culture in the U.S. The two-day event displayed colorful floats and traditional dancing, followed by a festival highlighting contemporary and traditional music, art, crafts, cuisine and artifacts.
The Philippine Studies department has participated in the parade every year. The department aims to provide awareness and education of the Philippines and Filipino-American history.
Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the name of the department as Interdisciplinary Studies. Interdisciplinary Studies is a separate department.