One of the most culturally enriching experiences held by Akbayan is Pilipino Cultural Night. Pilipino Cultural Night, or PCN, is an annual showcase of a student written play as well as the many cultural dances that preserve Filipino culture. It is a student-run program which educates others about cultural dancing and the origins and roots of Philippine dance. “The very first Akbayan cultural night was held on August 12, 1978.  The production was “Portraits of the Pilipino” and was in conjunction with the Filipino Community of SCC Filipino Week” (Sabado).