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Celebrate the 30th anniversary of FANHS in Seattle, WA!

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  Please join FANHS leaders, supporters, friends in Seattle, WA - home of the FANHS national office - on Friday, November 16th for an exciting dance and auction to celebrate the 30th anniversary of FANHS!   FANHS is a 501c-3 non-profit organization, completely run by volunteers for 30 years.  All proceeds will support the FANHS national office and National Pinoy Archives.  If you would like to donate items for the FANHS Auction, please send packages marked "FANHS Auction" to the FANHS National Office, 810 Eighteenth  Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122   For cash donations, please make checks payable to FANHS and mail to the FANHS National Office.  For information on the FANHS Auction or event logistics, please email Gerie Ventura moxieg@gmail.com  

Reflections on Filipino American History Month

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  Mel Orpilla  , FANHS National President writes: "It has been a great Filipino American History Month with meaningful activities commemorating our rich history from Hawaii, to Alaska to New York and everywhere in between. I am so proud to be the FANHS National President and bearing witness to the efforts of Fred and Dorothy Cordova and their incredible vision and foresight. I dedicate my work with the Filipino American Historical Society to my parents, who without their support and inspiration, I wouldn't be here today."  (See video on Mel Orpilla's Facebook page.)     ALASKA: "Filipino Stories Exhibit Opens in Kodiak" http://www.alaskapublic.org/2012/10/02/filipino-stories-exhibit-opens-in-kodiak/ Photo: Property of the University of Washington Libraries via Alaska website    Christine R Marasigan  , FANHS National Treasurer posted news on this exhibit in Kodiak, Alaska. She says: " Super proud of the people in Kodiak for making t

First Filipino American History Month Resolutions in Philadelphia presented at FANHS PA's 5th Annual FAHM Celebration!

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CLICK for  EVENT PHOTOS  and UPDATE: FANHS PA's 5th Annual Filipino American History Month Celebration, October 26, 2012   FANHS PA thanks Councilman David Oh and Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez who co-sponsored Philadelphia's first ever Filipino American History Month Resolution. After reading the full Resolution during FANHS PA's 5th annual Filipino American History Month Celebration, Councilman David Oh posed for photos with FANHS PA Founding President Eliseo Art Silva during the October 26th event that drew nearly 170 people.          Many thanks to all who've supported FANHS PA over the years.  Organizations represented at FANHS PA's celebration included: Filipino Executive Council of Greater Philadelphia, Asian Americans United, Philippine Community of Southern New Jersey, Inc., Filipino Intercultural Society of Drexel U, Asian American Women's Coalition, Philippine Folk Arts Society, Inc., Filipino American Association of Philadelphia, Inc.,

2012 Filipino American History Month Resolutions: New York and California

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FANHS Metropolitan New York Chapter received a Filipino American History Month Resolution for the third year in a row.  Cheers to FANHS Metro NY President Kevin Nadal!   FANHS National President Mel Orpilla accepts the Filipino American History Month Proclamation from Solano County Superintendent of Schools, Jay Speck, and board members Dr. Rozzana Verder-Aliga and Larry Asera. ```````````````````````````````````````````````````` FANHS national trustee Ron Muriera accepts proclamation on behalf of FANHS Santa Clara Valley Chapter from Assemblymember Jim Beall recognizing October as Filipino American History Month in California.

More FANHS Filipino American History Month events throughout the USA

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FANHS Metro NY Chapter President @KevinNadal began a challenge to Tweet about Filipino American History Month #fahm2012 each day. @EmilyLawsin and others are on! I'll RT @ForCommunities Please join us! It's truly inspiring to learn of Filipino American History Months events taking place throughout the USA.  Please click FANHS Chapter links below to learn more about October's Filipino American History Month events sponsored by FANHS San Diego Chapter FANHS Greater Chicago Chapter & various co-sponsors FANHS Los Angeles Chapter & Larry Itliong Foundation sponsor Larry Itliong Day UPDATE! NY Times Article on Larry Itliong 18 October 2012 FANHS Metro New York Chapter More news on Facebook and on the newly re-launched FANHS National website http://fanhs-national.org Happy Filipino American History Month!

Celebrate Filipino American History Month in Philadelphia with FANHS PA on October 26

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UPDATE: See FANHS PA's 5th annual Filipino American History Month PROGRAM  part 1 FANHS PA's Community Service Awardees:  bios and photos here Cheers to the Filipino Intercultural Society of Drexel University (FISDU) who will be performing and emceeing at FANHS PA's 5th annual Filipino American History Month dinner-dance celebration on the 26th!  Zumba Dancers and Pure Ener-J Line Dancers of PCSNJ / Philippine Community of Southern New Jersey will be performing, too.  Yehey! Congrats to Noel Abejo , Amelia Belardo-Cox, Lovella Calica, Cyndi Gutierrez , Janet Ismael Escarcha , Mary A Faustino , Virginia Olivar Luz , and Skip Voluntad who'll be receiving "FANHS PA's Community Service Awards" on October 26! Kirby Asunto,  one of the winners of the competitive 2012 TOFA - NY awards (The Outstanding Filipino Americans of NY),  will be performing at FANHS PA's 5th annual Filipino American History Month celebration!    Filipino A

Celebrate October as Filipino American History Month!

Did you know that FANHS initiated the celebration of October as Filipino American History Month in 1992?   Click the (brown :-) link below for the original resolution on Emily Lawsin's website.      Filipino American History Month Resolution with updates via Emily Lawsin Professor Emily Lawsin is currently a FANHS national trustee/Performance Poet/Oral Historian/Lecturer in Asian American Studies & Women's Studies. Co-Author, Filipino Women in Detroit: 1945-1955 .  Her website (as well as this blog) also cite the actual text of SENATE RESOLUTION 669--RECOGNIZING FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH IN OCTOBER 2010 -- (Senate - September 29, 2010) http://tinyurl.com/FAHM2010      Searching this "FANHS and beyond" blog, you'll also find many examples of various state resolutions for Filipino American History Month (FAHM) as well as activities and FAHM programs organized by FANHS Chapters throughout the USA.   I'll be updating the blog with activities thro

update on FANHS National Conference - June 28-30, 2012 in Albuquerque, NM!

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UPDATE:  Excellent plenary speech by FANHS National President (2011-2012) Evangeline Canonizado Buell during 14th biennial FANHS National Conference on June 28, 2012    Thanks to @baylan for YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84yrASHNeRU&feature=youtu.be ARTICLE by Prosy Dela Cruz  " Filipino NBA player Raymond Townsend graces FANHS gala"   http://www.asianjournal.com/lifestyle/prosy-abarquez-delacruz-jd/16658-filipino-nba-player-raymond-townsend-graces-fanhs-gala.html >>>correction:  Raymond Townsend is a fourth generation Filipino American.  His mother is the late Virginia Townsend.  Click here to Download and print FANHS conference registration form Additional information, contact Emilie Underwood crisunderwood@hotmail.com For films, workshops, cultural performances, speakers, and much more - please join us at the 14th biennial FANHS National Conference on June 28-30, 2012!  Hosted by FANHS Rio Grande Chapter in Albuquerque, New Mexico, th

FANHS National Conference - June 28-30, 2012 "Schedule at a Glance" now on-line!

FANHS National Conference Schedule updated!

Celebrate FAAPI's Centennial: "100 Years of Filipinos in Philadelphia" / FAAPI collaborates with FANHS Pennsylvania Chapter

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NEW! FAAPI Centennial Committee and FISDU present scholarship to Kathleen Escarcha at AAWC's 25th Mrs. Mela Ligan Chatto Crowned FAAPI Centennial Mother of the Year FAAPI Centennial Mother of the Year photo album by Joan May Cordova NEW PR: Opening event 17 March 2012 - PFASI's Multicultural Show a Success!! NEW!   FAAPI History verified 2012 PLEASE Support "100 Years of Filipinos in Philadelphia" FAAPI Centennial Sponsorship and Event Information Filipino American Association of Philadelphia FAAPI website

This blog participated in the "Stop SOPA" protest on January 18, 2012.

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Internet goes on strike — blackout everywhere. On Wed Jan 18, many of your favorites sites will be unavailable to you to stop web censorship. Call your congressperson today.  http://sopastrike.com/strike    Hoping that everyone will be vigilant about fighting for internet freedom. Block SOPA and PIPA!

Happy New Year! SAVE THE DATE - FANHS National Conference: June 28-30, 2012

FANHS Rio Grande Chapter will host the 2012 FANHS National Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico - June 28-30.  Please save the date!  More info here:  http://riograndefanhs.org/ NEWS: DEADLINE EXTENDED to May 15 for Call for Papers.  DOWNLOAD THE FANHS National Conference Call for Papers here! http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/78600785?access_key=key-im03alaox04fu18sjth Thanks to Evelio Sabay for creating the preview video on the FANHS Rio Grande Chapter website. FANHS 14th Biennial National Conference from Evelio Sabay on Vimeo . UPDATE from Lorna Lardizabal Dietz:   Many thanks to Lorna who created a Storify blog on the FANHS National Conference that includes many relevant videos! http://bit.ly/wiCZh8     Follow Lorna's blog as well as Lorna on Twitter @RadiantView