About Sunday Jump
Sunday Jump is a community open mic series in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles. Every first Sunday, we provide a safe space for artists to share their poetry, music, and more. In order to ensure a welcoming space for everyone, we have two community guidelines:
EXPRESS NOT IMPRESS
FREE SPEECH NOT HATE SPEECH
Our organization’s leaders are award-winning poets and community activists who have shared their work across the nation.
Open mic-ers have 4 minutes max. First ten performers on the list are guaranteed, with the rest on-call. We may randomize the first ten performers to improve the flow of the show. For those on-call, priority is given to first timers.
We curate three featured performing artists, a visual artist, and a community spotlight at every event. In this curation process, we focus on uplifting voices from people of color. There is currently no application process as features are chosen on an invitation-only basis at this time.
Street parking is available on Glendale Blvd. and adjacent streets. Wheelchair accessible, no stairs. Chairs are provided and people are not expected to stand. The bathroom soap is scented, but the venue also offers non-scented hand sanitizer. There is an air filter in the bathroom. Two bathrooms with multiple stalls are designated as gender neutral. ASL Interpreter can be available on request; please notify us three weeks ahead of time if one is needed - we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Why Historic Filipinotown?
Historic Filipinotown is the heart of our cultural community. With over 400,000 Filipinos living in Los Angeles, 10,000 are in this area. “Historic” can be misconstrued as the community being a relic of the past – yes, we have a tremendous history, but Sunday Jump exists to declare that we are here and now. There are many family-run businesses, neighborhood markets, and community spaces that endure, and Sunday Jump is but one of these sites that illustrates the freshness and vibrancy of our enclave.
As Filipino-Americans, we acknowledge the marginalization of our people's history, such as our unrecognized WWII veterans, erased struggles of comfort women, and forgotten agricultural workers of the labor movement. In recognition of this history, we aim to provide a safe space for all marginalized voices to take space and speak out.
Eddy M. Gana Jr.
Founder / Co-Director / Host
Founder / Co-Director