LIDC is an arts organization that organized the Annual Larry Itliong Day Parade and Festival in Historic Filipinotown (2015-2017) to activate the existing pre-1965 sites established by Filipino Americans (in Los Angeles) as well as to bring the 1995 LA Filipinotown mural right into the streets through a parade and festival. The “Gintong Kasaysayan Mural” at Unidad Park was completed on October 22,1995 in commemoration of the first “unofficial” Larry Itliong Day in the United States which also coincided with the 30th anniversary year of the great Delano Grape Strike which was ignited by Itliong.
The parade and festival is therefore a street protest and a work of art- both defining features of the Filipino mural, which is also the first memorial in the United States honoring Larry Itliong and the Filipino American farmworkers.
The succeeding celebrations starting with the 2018 festival (honoring Larry Itliong’s birthday on Oct 25) was organized by the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC).
LIDC continues to organize, support, advocate, research and create artworks, civic projects, district branding, street re-naming campaign and other educational materials to help support in the widespread recognition of Larry Itliong’s life, labors and legacy to our nation.