KAYA’s First Birthday Celebration

Come and celebrate KAYA's first birthday and kick-off another eventful year. Join us for a keynote from our evening's honoree Congressman Mike Honda. San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris will also be attending.


Remember it was just a year ago when we got together at Zebulon in SF to launch Filipinos for Obama? Your overwhelming support catapulted our leadership team and volunteers to a new level of outreach and we grew into an unprecedented movement within our own community. 

Mark your calender. This is where its at.

Come and celebrate KAYA’s first birthday and kick-off another eventful year on September 28, 2009.

Join us for a keynote from our evening’s honoree Congressman Mike Honda. San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris will also be attending.

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: View a moving exhibit by documentary photographer Rick Rocamora on activism in the Filipino American community. You will also have the opportunity to purchase copies of his new book Filipino WW II Soldiers: America’s Second-Class Veterans” featuring black and white images of Filipino WW II veterans illustrating their poignant story of pain, persistence and hope.

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Manilatown Heritage Foundation will also be showcasing an exhibit on activism in the Filipino American community and providing an opportunity to purchase tickets to upcoming event in October.

Participate in a simple yet impactful way of supporting health care in your community. Help save lives by joining by the bone marrow transplant registry. More minorities, especially Asian Americans are in needed to diversify the registry to provide a greater chance of survival to the thousands of adults and children in need of a bone marrow transplant. Joining the registry is a simple and painless process, no needles, no blood, just the simple swabbing of the inner cheek a few times, and filling out some forms. Stop by the booth at the KAYA party.

Purchase tickets
RSVP early. Limited capacity.

September 28, 2009
Roe, 651 Howard St,
San Francisco
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hip atmosphere. Great company. This is it. KAYA celebrates its first year, launches a new chapter, and honors those who make it happen.

(No need for a PayPal account to purchase tickets)
On the ” Buy Now” page just click on the link beneath “Don’t have a PayPal account?”
and you will be taken to a secure page to submit your payment info.

Discounted student ticket and
nonprofit employees – $10

General ticket – $20

VIP reception, early RSVP – $100

VIP reception, ticket at the door – $125

VIP ticket includes admission to event,
entrance to private VIP reception with special guests,
and specialty appetizers by Roe’s eclectic medley of American
contemporary as well as Asian and South American cuisines.

You can also purchase tickets on kayagrassroots.org.

Introducing your evening’s host committees!


Assemblywoman Fiona Ma
SF Community College Board Trustee Steve Ngo
SF Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting
Senator Leland Yee
SF Board of Supervisors President David Chiu
SF Board of Education Commissioner Hydra Mendoza
Attorney Eric Casher


Marivic Bamba, Rob Bonta, Ray Buenaventura, Alice Bulos, Rafael Ace Climaco, Virg Cristobal, Lean deLeon, Tim Dayonot, Mark Grafilo, Angelica Jongco, Genevieve Jopanda, Gani Laguisma, Carla Laurel, Dexter Ligot-Gordon, Jennifer Ong, Stephanie Ong-Stillman, Rich Pio Roda, Jose Pecho, Katrina Romero, Levin Sy, J.B. Tengco, William Walraven