Founded in 1982, the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) documents and promotes Filipino American history through its archives, conferences, books, programs, films, art and more. With 31 Chapters throughout the USA, FANHS initiated the observance of October as Filipino American History Month. Please also see http://fanhs-national.org and FANHS pages on Facebook. Contact Dr. Joan May T. Cordova, FANHS National President Emerita: firstname.lastname@example.org
is working with Jonny Itliong, son of legendary labor leader Larry Itliong, to organize this Filipino American History Month Event in Carson, California. For more information on Filipinos' role in the UFW, see Marisa Aroy's film http://delanomanongs.com/
City of Carson, CA passes "Larry Itliong Day"
Did you know about 20% of Filipinos have some Chinese ancestry? President Corazon Aquino, Cardinal Jaime Sin, and national hero Jose Rizal are some of the more famous "Tsinoys", or Chinese Filipinos. As the Philippines is so close to Fujian province, Chinese influence in Filipino culture dates back centuries and is as ubiquitous as pancit and lumpia. The first Spanish-established Chinatown was the Parian, which later became Binondo. These Chinatowns survive through massacres, revolutions, wars, and martial law.
[Free parking on basketball court. Enter via College Street.]
from ALASKA, FANHS Trustee Christine Marasigan - Alaskero Partnership Organization (APO) & University of Alaska Anchorage
Singgalot will be at the San Francisco Public Library until October 24. The SFPL website notes:
The exhibition "Singgalot: The Ties That Bind" celebrates 100 years of the Filipino American experience through a panel exhibition that includes over 100 photographs, images, and historical documents drawn from the National Archive, the Library of Congress, the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) and personal collections. Developed by the Smithsonian Institution Asian Pacific American Program and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The national tour has been made possible by Farmers Insurance logotype and the Smithsonian Institution.
FANHS members and friends are involved in various programs related to "Singgalot."
*Image is from the Los Angeles mural by Eliseo Art Silva, FANHS PA Founding President