Manila Ryce was born and raised in the South Bay of Los Angeles, CA and has a BFA in Illustration with emphasis in Animation. He has worked in electoral politics for Dennis Kucinich and Ralph Nader, and currently works at a local level with progressive and revolutionary organizations in Southern California. Manila believes that all artists are morally obligated to address real issues with their exposure, and thus focuses on social justice issues - often using humor as his lubricant. Manila's other hobbies include sleeping, resting, dozing, hibernating, crashing, passing out, nodding off, reposing, slumbering, snoozing, and the occasional nap. When writing a bio, he also enjoys referring to himself in the third person.

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May 4th, 2013 at 7pm
Tad Nakamura's Premiere of Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

April 27th, 2013 at 9pm
Fundraiser for KmB
Blu Monkey Bar & Lounge

April 20th, 2013 at 11am
Earth Day Beach Cleanup
Granada Ave & Ocean Blvd, Long Beach

April 12th, 2013 at 3pm
Engaging the Community: How to Organize Beyond the Campus
The University of Hawaii

April 11th, 2013 at 12pm
Filipina/o American Art and Resistance: Hip Hop as the Expression of Political Identity
The University of Hawaii

April 9th, 2013 at 9am
Organizing for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans The University of Hawaii