Sunday, October 31, 2010

FANHS cosponsors Filipino American History Months events in Vallejo, CA and Washington, DC

FANHS Vallejo Chapter
Film Screenings - October 30
The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) Vallejo Chapter and the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum screened "An Untold Triumph", the story of the US Army's 1st & 2nd Filipino Infantry Regiments. Film-maker, Marrisa Aroy, was also present to discuss her new film "The Delano Manongs," the story of Larry Itliong and the Filipino pioneers who were part of the 1965 Delano Grape strike that led to the creation of the United Farm Workers.  
~ News by FANHS National Trustee and FANHS Vallejo President Mel Orpilla 

Smithsonian APA Program and FANHS cosponsor
"Filipino Martial Arts: From Kali and Escrima to Boxing"
Fans of Filipino martial arts filled the auditorium of the National Museum of American History for a wonderful program featuring a film screening of "The Great Pinoy Boxing Era" (by Corky Pasquil and Agrafino Edralin, available at http://mybarong.com/ ), a panel moderated by Gem Daus of University of Maryland at College Park featuring engaging presentations by Rosie Abriam, Gura-Fifth Degree and president CEO of the Center for Asian Pacific American Women and Professor Linda Espana-Maram of California State University, Long Beach.  To close the evening, legendary martial arts Guro Dan Inosanto gave demonstrations of Kali while lecturing on Filipino martial arts. At 74, he mesmerized the crowd and did not miss a beat or breath.  Dan Inosanto also spoke of his family's immigration history.  He's the son of the late Mary Arca Inosanto and Sebastian Inosanto of Stockton, labor leaders who are among the founders of Trinity Presbyterian Church rooted in historic Little Manila  http://littlemanila.net/  

NEW ARTICLE by Reggie Esteban (of the 757 :-)
"Dan Inosanto Demonstrates Filipino Martial Arts at the Smithsonian"
http://www.mmaindc.com/guro-dan/
Flickr photos by Smithsonian's APA program: http://www.flickr.com/photos/apaprogram/sets/72157625141079449/
Smithsonian's video of awesome program!   http://tinyurl.com/SmithsonianFilipino2010
~ photo below by Joan May Cordova

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