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The poster features black and white drawings of the Filipino flag, a cow skull with bat wings, an eye, an old American flag, a woman covered with body art and wings, a man in a striped suit and hat who is smoking a cigar, and a sword. In the lower half of the image, there is a drawing of an indigenous man surrounded by flames. He is covered in body art and wearing a headband and a large pendant and chain around his neck. His hands each hold a stick for the kolintang, a Filipino instrument from the island of Mindanao. The text states, "Ap-Apong-a-Baak, Manong Benefit, Celebration June 27th, 636 Clay, 8 PM to 1 AM, Music Poetry Dance FIlm, 2.50 in advance, 3.00 at the door, seniors free, for further information call 981-1190 or 391-5800." The text appears in black and white. The background is bright pink.


Kearny Street Workshop Archives, 1972-2002 (CEMA 33), Series IV, California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives, Department of Special Collections at the University of California, Santa Barbara Library


ca. 1978-1980

Access Rights

Open to researchers without restrictions

Physical Dimensions

17 x 23 in.



"Ap-Apong-a-Baak," in Digital Collections, Item #4718, (accessed August 25, 2019).