Monday, July 19, 2021

@FANHS_PA to host film screening + discussion with Dr. Judy Patacsil: "Silent Sacrifices: Voices of the Filipino American Family," on 21 August 2021 @ 3 pm EST

You're all -- plus your organizations, FANHS Chapters, friends, family - invited to join FANHS Pennsylvania Chapter at a film screening and discussion of "Silent Sacrifices: Voices of the Filipino American Family" with Dr. Judy Patacsil via https://bit.ly/FANHS-PA-Zoom on August 21st at 3 pm EST. Dr. Judy Patacsil, President Emerita of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS), is Faculty Equity Coordinator and Professor of Filipino Studies at San Diego Miramar College where she also founded the Mental Health Counseling program. Born in San Diego, California to pioneering Filipino immigrant parents, Judy is the lead author of “Filipinos in San Diego” and a current FANHS San Diego Chapter officer. As a licensed psychotherapist who holds a doctorate in psychology with an emphasis in culture and human behavior, Judy co-authored the accompanying guide book for the film, “Silent Sacrifices: Voices of the Filipino American Family,” and has given international workshops and presentations on its still relevant themes since the early 2000's. She is a proud daughter of Eugenio Patacsil (RIP), a posthumously awarded WII Congressional Gold Medal recipient; and Virginia Patacsil (RIP), a pioneering WWII war bride, who was honored as Mother of the Year (1963) by the Filipino Women’s Club of San Diego. ((Copy/paste this link to see the event flyer https://my.visme.co/view/epdqw36y-fanhs-pa-21-august-at-3-pm-est#s1 The link is great for posting on Twitter or adding to emails; better resolution than the jpeg. ))

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Evangeline "Vangie" Canonizado Buell, @FANHS_national President Emerita, spoke @FilipinaWomen's Network - 25 June 2021

"Buffalo soldiers didn't shoot Filipinos," said Vangie, while describing her grandfather's experiences as a Buffalo soldier in the Philippine-American War. She told moving stories about her grandfather who stayed in the Philippines and married her Filipina grandmother. You'll find more stories in Vangie's book, "25 Chickens and a Pig for a Bride: Growing up in a Filipino Immigrant Family," available at EastWind Books in Berkeley, California. https://www.asiabookcenter.com/store/p223/Twenty-Five_Chickens_and_a_Pig_for_a_Bride%3A_Growing_up_in_a_Filipino_Immigrant_Family.html Vangie also showed photos from her Acadia publication, "Filipinos in the East Bay."
Read more about Buffalo Soldiers in this article that also quotes Vangie: https://news.abs-cbn.com/ancx/culture/spotlight/08/25/20/how-filipinos-found-allies-in-black-american-soldiers-during-the-philippine-american-war Cheers and thanks to Vangie! You're always an inspiration! We also appreciate @FilipinaWomen / FWN's programming. Learn more here: https://filipinawomensnetwork.org/ #FWN #FilipinaWomen #Pinays #VangieBuell

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Updated thanks to all who joined @FANHS_PA's virtual party on June 19, 2021

What a fun virtual party we had today! Many thanks to all of you for joining us. Sending special cheers and thanks to singers. All of you are great! 🤗🎤🎶 We're also very impressed with your knowledge of Filipino American history. There's always more to learn with http://fanhs-national.org Also check out social media @fanhs_national on Twitter and Instagram. (We're @fanhs_pa ) Are we the first in FECGP to pioneer virtual bingo and karaoke? Please feel free to share this with your organizations: http://myfreebingocards.com Condolences and prayers again to Beth's family and PCSNJ. We value the time to gather as a community to pray, learn, find joy in our music and sharing. All brings hope after seasons of many challenges. Mabuhay at maraming salamat! ~FANHS PA organizing team: Kim, Marife, Roman, Joanie #FANHSPA, #FANHSHamptonRoads, #FilipinoAmericanHistory #PCSNJ #FECGP #Philadelphia #FISDU
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Want to play bingo while learning #FilipinoAmericanHistory? And do you like to sing? Whether you choose to play bingo, sing a karaoke song, or even just cheer and applaud as a spectator, you're all invited to join our virtual party. We hope you'll bring family and community to meet new and old friends at our fun event on June 19, at 5 pm EST. You'll find the zoom link in the flyer above.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

@FANHS_national founder Dorothy Laigo Cordova interviewed by @ChrisDaniels5 @King5Seattle

Dorothy Cordova Dorothy Cordova, 89, is the single most important person in preserving the region’s Filipino American History. At a small office in a vacant school building in Seattle’s Central District, she has collated decades worth of material and started a national historical society, with 36 chapters across the country. ((The Filipino American National Historical Society/FANHS is now 39 years old.)) She went to school in Seattle with the late community leader Bob Santos, and said she took on this project because, “The term we use is ‘forgotten Asian Americans,’ which we are. There was very little written about us."

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Happy 1-year Anniversary to "FANHS Now!" organized by @FANHShr Hampton Roads Chapter, Virginia

FANHS Hampton Roads Chapter (Virginia Beach, VA) celebrated the first anniversary of their highly successful FANHS Now series of virtual programs with an outstanding #AAPI Heritage Month presentation by Francis Tanglao Aguas, Professor of Theatre and Asian and Pacific Islander American Studies at the College of William and Mary on 25 May 2021. Welcomed by FANHS HR Chapter President Ray Obispo and FANHS HR Founding President Dr. Allan Bergano, Professor Aguas was formally introduced by William & Mary alum and FANHS national trustee emerita Veronica Salcedo. We urge everyone to watch this as well as many other excellent FANHS NOW programs on their YouTube Channel. Photos of today's event are by FANHS National President Emily Lawsin.

@FANHS_PA to host film screening + discussion with Dr. Judy Patacsil: "Silent Sacrifices: Voices of the Filipino American Family," on 21 August 2021 @ 3 pm EST

You're all -- plus your organizations, FANHS Chapters, friends, family - invited to join FANHS Pennsylvania Chapter at a film screeni...