Professor Mabalon Honored at SOMArts Dia de los Muertos Exhibit

Friday, October 11, 2019
Photo of altar installation honoring Dawn Mabalon including mural stating "Dawn Mabalon is in the Heart"
Photo by Aneesah Dryver

EL TECOLOTE (SAN FRANCISCO) -- An associate professor with tenure at San Francisco State University, Mabalon’s influence within and beyond the History Department was evident. She was an advisory member of the Manilatown Heritage Foundation based in San Francisco and served as an important board member of various organizations including the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS), Pin@y Educational Partnerships (PEP) and Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation (APIAHiP).

Throughout her academic career, Mabalon was committed to chronicling the struggles and sacrifices of Filipino Americans that were often diminished to a footnote in California and U.S. history.