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Title
Rev. Ric La Paz
Alternative Title
Shades of L.A. Photo Collection;
Contributor
Shades of L.A. is an archive of photographs representing the contemporary and historic diversity of families in Los Angeles. Images were chosen from family albums and include daily life, social organizations, work, personal and holiday celebrations, and migration and immigration activities. Made possible and accessible through the generous support of the Security Pacific National Bank, Sunlaw Cogeneration Partners, Photo Friends, California Council for the Humanities, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1994
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and educational use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/orderinguse.html for additional information.
The contents of this collection are restricted to personal, research, and non-commercial use. The Library cannot share the personal and/or contact information of the donors, their descendants, or associates who contributed photographs and oral histories to the collection.
Description
Image is a reproduction.
Royal Morales was born on May 28th, 1932 in Los Angeles, California. Both of his parents were immigrants from the Philippines. He and his family moved back to the Philippines in 1934. He moved back to the U.S. in 1951 at the age of 18 after he graduated from Eureka High School. He attended Chapman University in Orange, California where he studied Sociology and Philosophy. He later attended USC where he obtained his Master’s Degree in Social Work. He was drafted by the U.S. Armed Forces in 1956 and served until 1958 at which point he returned to Los Angeles. From 1959 to 1970 he worked at the Neighborhood Youth Association through the United Way in the West Los Angeles, Venice, and Wilmington offices. He did outreach for at-risk youth in these neighborhoods. He also worked with the Oriental Service Center, the Asian American Education Commission, and the Council of Oriental Organization. He was involved in the Fair Housing Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. In the 1990s he worked at the Refugee Service Center in the Alcohol Program for Asian Americans. He also taught classes on the Philipino-American experience at Cerritos Community College and UCLA. He was a founding member of the Search to Involve Pilipino Americans youth program in the 1970s and worked with groups such as the Coalition of Asian American and Pacific Islanders and Asian Pacific Planning Council.
Rev. Ric La Paz of the Los Angeles Filipino Christian Church wearing a crown during his birthday celebration held in the church's social hall. The custom of crowning the celebrant is from the Ilocos Region of the Philippines.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :col. ;18 x 13 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00005689
Shades of L.A. Collection; Shades of L.A.: Filipino American Community
S-012-279 120
CARL0005061938
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/81092
Subject
Filipino Christian Church (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Clergy
Filipino Christian Church (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Birthday parties--California--Los Angeles
Crowns--California--Los Angeles
Clergy--California--Los Angeles
Church buildings--California--Echo Park (Los Angeles)
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Echo Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Shades of L.A. Collection photographs
Shades of L.A. Filipino American photographs
Portrait photographs
Time Period
1991-2000
Source
Morales, Royal

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