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14th Annual Barrio Fiesta  

Saturday, October 28, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Filipino Community Center of Seattle

5740 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S, Seattle, WA 98118

Please join the Filipino Lawyers of Washington (FLOW) and the FLOW Foundation for the Fourteenth Annual Barrio Fiesta, which brings together attorneys, judges, and community leaders to celebrate the year's achievements and to recognize individuals and organizations that have contributed significantly to our communities. This is also the premier fundraising event for the FLOW Foundation, which provides scholarships to law students. Support and donations over the past 14 years have resulted in dozens of scholarships being awarded to students from all of Washington’s law schools and beyond.

We will be transforming the Filipino Community Center into a magical venue for our Barrio Fiesta. The evening will feature an authentic Filipino buffet, cultural presentations, dancing, and a surprise or two. 

Since its formation in 2008, FLOW has been dedicated to giving a voice to Filipino American attorneys on important legal issues in the State of Washington.  Now, more than ever, it’s important that we use that voice to advance the next generation of leaders.  As such, we are proud to announce this year’s Barrio Fiesta’s theme: “Tuloy Po Kayo” which translates to “Please come in” in Tagalog. As attorneys from underrepresented communities, we know that there were many who came before us who held the door open for us, gave us a seat at the table, and whose mentorship and sponsorship helped foster our success. FLOW endeavors to pay this forward.

Considering this theme, we are honored to announce our 2023 Barrio Fiesta Keynote Speaker, former Seahawk Wide Receiver and Pro Bowler, Doug Baldwin. Doug Baldwin exemplifies the spirit of creating space and opportunity for the next generation. Doug recently opened the Family First Community Center in Renton, which provides recreation, education and wellness programs to underserved communities in Washington. He has been widely recognized for his continuing philanthropic contributions across the northwest and received the Paul G. Allen Humanitarian Award in 2023.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE:  Filipino Lawyers of Washington (FLOW) - FLOW's Annual Barrio Fiesta 


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

Attire: Business Casual or Come in costume as it is a Boo-rio fiesta :)


As part of the annual Barrio Fiesta, the Filipino Lawyers of Washington (“FLOW”), through the FLOW Foundation, awards 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 more information about the Pangarap Scholarship, including how to apply, click here.


In addition to the individual ticket options listed above, we are offering a variety of Premium Table sponsorship levels for purchase (includes Premium Table Seating, as indicated).  For more information about our sponsorship levels, please download our Sponsor packet here.

If your law firm or company is interested in a Premium Table sponsorship, please consider the following Sponsorship Levels:

CHAMPION (8 tickets) - $5,000.00
PILLAR (8 tickets) - $2,500.00
PROMOTER (8 tickets) - $1,500.00
ADVOCATE (4 tickets) - $1,000.00
SUPPORTER (2 tickets) - $500.00

Sponsorship checks may be mailed to Nolan Lim, 1111 Third Avenue, Suite 1850, Seattle, WA 98101. 

Barrio Fiesta 2023 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.


Please send any questions related to the Barrio Fiesta to our President-Elect, Cheryl Farrish, who may be reached at 

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