8th Annual Barrio Fiesta

"We Count!"
Emphasizing Civic Engagement
During a Presidential Election Year

Saturday, October 8, 2016
5:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Filipino Community Center
5740 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Seattle, WA 98118

Our annual Barrio Fiesta brings together over 250 attorneys, judges and community leaders to celebrate the year's achievements and to recognize individuals and organizations who have contributed significantly to our communities.  This is also the premier fundraising event for the FLOW Foundation, which provides monetary scholarships to local law students.  

In keeping with our tradition, we will be transforming the Filipino Community Center into a magical venue for our Barrio Fiesta.  Our theme for this year is, “We Count,” emphasizing civic engagement during a Presidential election year.  Of course, the evening will feature an authentic Filipino buffet, cultural presentations, dancing, and a surprise or two.  This is the most unique, entertaining, and fun-filled minority bar event bringing together attorneys, judges and community leaders to have a good time and to celebrate the past year’s achievements.


As FLOW has dedicated 2016 to promoting voting participation, we are very proud to have as our keynote speaker, Assemblymember Rob Bonta of the California State Assembly's 18th District, where he represents the cities of Oakland, Alameda, and San Leandro as the first and only Filipino American legislator in the 165-year history of California.  We are very excited to have him join us.

In 2012, Rob Bonta was sworn in as the first Filipino to serve in the California legislature. Since his election, Assemblymember Bonta has been working to improve the lives of people in the East Bay, focusing on making schools better, streets safer and communities more prosperous. 

Rob began his public service in Alameda as the board president for both the Social Service Human Relations Board, where he fought to protect safety net services for the most vulnerable members of the community, and Alternatives in Action, which oversees high school, preschool and after school programs serving youth from Oakland, San Leandro, and Alameda.

Until his election to the Assembly, Rob served as a Deputy City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco, where he represented the City and County and its employees, and brought forward cases to protect California consumers.

Rob is the son of a proud native Filipino mother and a father who taught him the value of public service to his community. They both worked with the United Farm Workers and were active in the Civil Rights Movement and the ongoing fight for social, economic, and racial justice.

Rob graduated with honors from Yale College with a degree in History. At Yale, he was awarded the Roosevelt L. Thompson Prize, given to the student with the greatest dedication to and capacity for public service. He was also a recipient of the William Neely Mallory Award for the best male athlete at Yale, where he played on two Ivy League Championship teams for Yale College.

After studying at Oxford University in England, he returned to earn his Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School.


5:30 PM - Cocktail Reception
6:30 PM - Buffet-style Filipino Cuisine Dinner
7:30 PM - Program
9:00 PM - Dance

Attire: Business Casual 
(Filipino Cultural attire optional)


As part of the annual Barrio Fiesta, the Filipino Lawyers of Washington (“FLOW”), through the FLOW Foundation, awards up to three scholarships ranging from $500 to $3,000 to law students in the Pacific Northwest. The scholarships are intended to recognize law students who have demonstrated significant commitment to community service, particularly service to the Filipino/Filipino-American community. You need not be of Filipino ethnicity to apply. 

For information about the Pangarap Scholarship and to donate to the FLOW Foundation, click here.


Please send any questions related to the Barrio Fiesta to fiesta@filipinolawyers.org.

Purchase your 2016 FLOW Barrio Fiesta Tickets now!!!

Advance payment can be conveniently made online via PayPal.

Ticket Options

Tickets at the door on the day of the event will be as follows:

General Admission: $90

FLOW Members/MBA Leaders: $80

Students: $40

Children: $25 (Under Age 2: Free)



In addition to the individual ticket options listed below, we are offering a variety of table sponsorship levels for purchase (includes Premium Table Seating for 8 guests per table sponsorship).  If your law firm or company is interested in a table sponsorship, please consider the following Sponsorship Levels:

BRONZE (8 tickets) - $1,000.00
SILVER (8 tickets) - $1,500.00
GOLD (8 tickets) - $2,500.00
PLATINUM (8 tickets) - $5,000.00


Sponsorship Options

NOTE: Clicking on the "Add to Cart" button will bring you to a PayPal checkout webpage.  In order to add multiple items to your cart, select "Continue Shopping" on the PayPal page and add your additional selections here by selecting the additional item(s) and again clicking on the "Add to Cart" button to send you back to the PayPal page.  Individual tickets and Sponsorships are processed via separate PayPal invoices.

You do not need to have a PayPal account in order to purchase tickets.  
Major credit cards are accepted.

Barrio Fiesta 2016 ticket sales and sponsorship monies go to support the FLOW Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization.  Payments are tax deductible as a charitable contribution to the extent it exceeds the fair market value of goods and services provided in consideration for the contribution.  

Please also consider joining FLOW today! 
Sign up as a member today to take advantage of the FLOW Member Fiesta rate, as well as all the other benefits of FLOW Membership.

Membership can be conveniently purchased online by clicking here.

For any questions related to the online purchase of tickets or membership, please contact webmaster@filipinolawyers.org.

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