MSN Features Professor Mabalon among 100 Women ‘You’ve Never Heard of Who Changed America’

Wednesday, September 02, 2020
Photo of Dawn Mabalon smiling in a living room
Photo by Gayle Romasanta

MSN -- Born and raised in Stockton, California, Mabalon was a tireless advocate for saving the Little Manila neighborhood home to the largest Filipina/o population in the U.S.

She co-founded the Little Manila Foundation (Little Manila Rising), which advocates for the historic preservation of the Little Manila Historic Site and provides education and leadership to revitalize the Filipina/o American community. She was an associate professor of Jistory at San Francisco State University and wrote “Little Manila Is in the Heart: The Making of the Filipina/o American Community in Stockton, California” (2013) and, with Gayle Romasanta, “Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong” (2018).