Sunday, October 31, 2010

FANHS Pennsylvania Chapter's 3rd Annual Filipino American History Banquet & Dance

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Bringing together community leaders from diverse organizations characterizes FANHS PA Chapter's annual Filipino American History banquet.  FANHS PA's 3rd annual banquet drew leaders from the Filipino Executive Council of Greater Philadelphia (FECGP a coalition of 20+ Filipino orgs), Asian Americans United (AAU), Asian American Women's Coalition (AAWC), alumni from Temple University's TUPAC, Folk Arts Cultural Treasures School and many more to HK Golden Phoenix Restaurant in Philadelphia's Chinatown on October 22. With a 10-course dinner, raffle and auction, performances by Drexel's FISDU and the St. Augustine Church Choir plus dancing led by "DJ Pure J," everyone truly enjoyed the event! Mr. Gem Daus, professor of Filipino American Studies at the University of Maryland, spoke of how he engages his students in making connections between Filipino American history and contemporary struggles for justice.  Dr. Rommel Rivera, coordinator of the upcoming FECGP and AAWC sponsored  Philadelphia exhibit of the Smithsonian's "Singgalot" photo exhibit, invited guests to the November 19th opening.    Thanks to everyone -- donors, supporters, attendees, performers -- who celebrated! 
~ More photos by Jon Aquino on Flickr

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