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End of year donations to FANHS

Some friends have asked for quick information to make an end of the year donation to FANHS: Please make checks payable to: FANHS Mail to: FANHS 810 - 18th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122 To download the full fundraising letter and donation form, please scroll to next post on this blog: For a very touching, personal reflection that truly highlights the value of FANHS, please see the current blog by FANHS National Trustee Emily P. Lawsin: With much appreciation and hope for the new year, ~ Joanie Dr. Joan May T. Cordova, FANHS National President

Support FANHS for "the next generation" !

Please click box in upper right corner of document to enlarge. Fundraising 12 14 08r Publish at Scribd or explore others: fanhs national FANHS Dear friends, Through the generous support of donors and volunteers —including our full time volunteers and cofounders, Drs. Dorothy & Fred Cordova, FANHS Executive Director and Archivist — the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) has gathered and promoted Filipino American history through publications,public programs, films, and artistic expressions for more than 25 years. During this holiday season, we hope that you will include FANHS in your charitable giving so that FANHS might continue to promote Filipino American history for “the next generations.” When communities throughout the nation celebrate Filipino American History Month each October, it is because FANHS launched the very first Filipino American History Month events in 1

FANHS Pennsylvania Chapter & TUPAC film screening @ Temple University, Philadelphia

LATEST UPDATE, December 16, 2008 : Here are photos from this most successful event! [Please click on image for full screen view. Copy/paste links.] At the world premiere of "The Great Pinoy Boxing Era" at the 1994 FANHS National Conference in San Francisco, an enthusiastic crowd gave producer/director Corky Pasquil of FANHS LA Chapter a standing ovation. Directors of "Little Manila: Filipinos in California's Heartland" worked closely with FANHS Stockton Chapter members as well as consultants from the Little Manila Foundation. Professor Dawn Mabalon, FANHS National Trustee, is interviewed in the video.

FANHS Wisconsin Chapter Receives Award

As a FANHS National Trustee and President of FANHS Wisconsin Chapter, P.Emraida Kiram wrote: "Attached is the award FANHS WI received for its participation this weekend at the International Holiday Folk Fair, presenting "Textiles from the Philippines". I will prepare a more comprehensive report when the photos are ready. The FANHS WI chapter is still euphoric, since this is its FIRST participation, and did not realize there were awards. 2008 is the Holiday Folk Fair's 65th Year. I scanned the image so everyone can see their accomplishments. Great team work! As Mrs. Durtka said, "I did not give it to you, you earned it!" (With a smile and a hug). Happy Thanksgiving to you all! We earned it and as Kuya Ernie mentioned, "Round One" Ding!" Thanks for great news, Emraida. And... CONGRATULATIONS to FANHS Wisconsin Chapter!

FANHS Rio Grande Chapter's collaborative project

If you're in New Mexico, please visit this new exhibit on the Manila Galleon Trade at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. FANHS Rio Grande Chapter is one of the sponsoring organizations. FANHS National Trustee Dely Alcantara writes: "The opening for the Manila Galleon Trade exhibit is November 8th. Attached is the brochure announcing the exhibit. The National Hispanic Cultural Center is very excited about this collaboration with the Filipino community in New Mexico. The curator and I are hoping to leverage this to a major exhibit, lecture series, and cultural exchange between the Philippines, Mexico and New Mexico in conjunction with 2012 Centennial of NM statehood. Please circulate widely. Thank you very much. Dely" Recent update: The November 8th opening reception for th

Reflections on Filipino American History Month, 2008

As FANHS begins its 26th year during this season of hopeful new beginnings, I'll share some reflections on Filipino American History Month -- a concept that FANHS created in 1988. On the first of October in 2008, Barack Obama wrote: "I appreciate the opportunity to join the Filipino American National Historical Society and its friends in celebrating Filipino American History Month. This celebration is a wonderful opportunity to honor the values and traditions of Filipino Americans, and your role in the story of America..." The complete letter written by President Elect Obama may be found here: FANHS Stockton (CA) Chapter Terri Torres wrote: "October was a great month for Stockton FANHS - we had exhibits at the local library, participated in the lobby display for the play "The Romance of Magno Rubio" - a great play, by the way! We also co-sponsored a symposium about Carlos Bulosan with Dawn Mabalo

Filipino American History Month: FANHS Resolution from 1991

The following resolution, ratified by FANHS Trustees in 1991, created Filipino American History Month. Please let us know of the Filipino American History Month activities in your communities. ~Joanie Dr. Joan May T. Cordova FANHS National President ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FILIPINO AMERICAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY 810 18th AVENUE, ROOM 100, SEATTLE, WA 98122 (206) 322-0203 A Resolution OCTOBER IS FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH WHEREAS, the Filipino American National Historical Society had declared the Year 1988 to be the 225th Anniversary of the Permanent Settlement of Filipinos in the Continental United States and had set into motion its year-long, national observance in order to focus on the story of our nation's past from a new perspective by concentrating on the critically economic, cultural, social and other notable contributions Filipino Americans had made in countless ways toward the development of United

FANHS PA Banquet: Tickets available now!

Click on flyer to enlarge. Please feel free to download and/or print and circulate. Hope to see you all in Philly! ~Joanie

Juanita Tamayo-Lott to speak at FANHS PA Banquet, October 17

Please save the date and join us - October 17, 2008 - for the FANHS Pennsylvania Chapter's Banquet for Filipino American History Month, to be held at 6 pm at the H.K. Golden Phoenix Restaurant @ 911-913 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Tickets are $35 each. To purchase tickets, contact: FANHS or call Kim Barroso, FANHS PA President, 713.501.3463 or Brad Baldia, FANHS National Trustee, 215.715.3046. Others involved in the planning committee are Marife Domingo / Cathy Madeja / George Gesmundo / The FANHS PA Banquet's featured speaker is: JUANITA TAMAYO LOTT , nationally known as a pioneer in the field of Filipino American and Asian American Studies, was one of the students who developed the rationale and curriculum for the first Asian American Studies Program in the United State at San Fancisco State in spring 1969. She was founding chair of the Pilipino Studies Planning Group an

Legacies of Ethnic Studies since 1969

This picture truly reflects the legacies and diversity -- both intergenerational and regional -- of FANHS. It's from the July 4 panel, "Inspiration, Influence, and Intrigue: the Long Reach and Hidden Impacts of Filipino American Studies since 1969," at the 12th Biennial National Conference of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) in Anchorage, Alaska. Organized by Juanita Tamayo Lott, the panel included presentations by founders of Ethnic Studies -- Daniel Phillip Gonzales, Asian American Studies, College of Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University and Juanita Tamayo Lott, Senior Statistician, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC -- as well as a presentation by Gem Daus, the instructor of one of the newest Filipino American Studies courses at the University of Maryland, College Park. After the inspiring presentations and lively discussion, generations of Filipino American studies instructors and students from throughout the USA posed for this

Bobby Roy, FANHS Sacramento, works on state curriculum revisions

Here are excerpts from Bobby Roy's communication with California's Department of Education. Many thanks to Bobby! "Subject: Filipino American National Historical Society and California's Curriculum Framework Revision ...FANHS is THE source of Filipino American history, annually declaring October as Filipino American History Month, maintaining the National Pinoy Archives in Seattle, WA, and publishing some of the most widely used materials in Asian American and Filipino American studies classes on Filipino Americans. You can learn more about FANHS on the FANHS Web site at http:// . FANHS members have long been creating and developing Filipino American curricula for schools,including PinoyTeach (http:// ), the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program Filipino American Centennial Commemoration Curriculum Guide (http:// ), Pinay/Pinoy Educational Partnerships (http:// pep

FANHS 2008 National Conference by Rodel Rodis

GLOBAL NETWORKING Honoring Thelma By Rodel Rodis First Posted 11:01am (Mla time) 07/08/2008 ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Alaska chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS), led by Dr. Aurora Salazar Hovland, proudly celebrated its 25th anniversary with its 12th Biennial Conference at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel July 3-5, 2008, drawing more than 300 delegates from all over the United States to the land of the midnight sun. “The Lure of the Salmon Song” was the theme of the conference, referring to the tens of thousands of Filipino “Alaskeros” who have worked in the Alaskan canneries since 1915. In 1930 alone, there were 4,200 Filipino cannery workers in Alaska. Their numbers swelled to 9,000 a decade later but by 1976, there were down to just 1,200. Their numbers are insignificant now. A highlight of the conference=2 0was the Friday morning plenary session on the “Alaskero Experience” with former Alaskeros sharing their recollections of their time at

FANHS 2008 National Conference in the News!

News Flash: Asian Journal just published a 2 and 1/2 page spread on FANHS! (Just advance this to get to the next two pages. http:// Many thanks to Baylan, Evelyn L, Ron, Vangie for sharing the info with the reporter. page 1: http:// page 2: http:// page 3: http:// ~Joanie (who was in the group trekking up the mountain away from the group pic, lol)

FANHS New Jersey Chapter & WWII Vets in the news

Filipino Veterans' Fight for Equality For more info, see article here: http://

FANHS conference full schedule overview !

Many of you have been waiting to see this schedule. Again, please click on the box in the upper right corner to see a full view of the schedule. (I write this reminder upon request ;-) Please also note that workshops and panels -- and not individual presentations -- are listed here. If you're a presenter, please note the code T1, or F2, etc., in the email you've already received. The codes mean T1= Thursday, Concurrent Session 1, for example. "P" denotes plenary sessions. To decide on each panel's title, it's been great that panelists have been in engaging in on-line dialogue and getting to know each other before the conference. In light of ongoing dialogue, some of these titles will change by conference time. Again, if you haven't registered, there's still time to send in registration forms. (See posts below for forms). Or you may register on site. Watch for press releases that describe sessions in more depth. See you in Alaska! ~Joanie

FANHS conference press release by Jenny Dizon

Filipino American National Historical Society “The mission of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) shall be to promote understanding, education, enlightenment, appreciation and enrichment through the identification, gathering, preservation and dissemination of the history and culture of Filipino Americans in the United States.” Contact: Jennifer Dizon FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 16, 2008 FILIPINO AMERICAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOLDS ITS 12TH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE IN ANCHORAGE, ALASKA, JULY 3 THROUGH 5 Anchorage, Alaska, June 16, 2008–The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) will host its 12th Biennial National Conference, “Lure of the Salmon Song,” at the Hilton Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska, July 3 through 5, 2008. FANHS will also celebrate its 25th anniversary and honor three-term FANHS National President and former Alaska State Representative Thelma Buchholdt who recently passed away. The FANHS National Conference i

Kenai Tour information & updates to schedule

Nearly all conference presenters have received confirmation of their time/date of their presentations. I thank you in advance for some of the changes that may have to be made. Just a reminder: Everyone, including all conference presenters, must register for the conference. The FANHS national conference is a great bargain -- with the awards banquet, networking lunch, authors' reception, continental breakfast, and so much more -- included in the very low conference registration fee (around $100). Your canceled check will be your receipt. Registration packets will be available when we all get to Alaska. FANHS Conference registration forms are here: http:// If you'd like to join us on the pre-conference tour to Kenai canneries and more... please add $30 to your registration fee and note "Kenai Tour" on your reg form. Mail your registration form and check, made payable to FANHS, to: FANHS National Office 810 - 18th Avenue

FANHS National Conference "Schedule at a Glance"

Please click on the tiny window in the upper right hand corner to open a full view of the schedule. For questions, email: FANHS 2008 schedule 1 - Upload a Document to Scribd Read this document on Scribd: FANHS 2008 schedule 1

Authors: Please send books to Alaska ASAP

Titania Buchholdt has just sent this reminder to all those who are planning to have books available for the FANHS Authors' Reception. If you plan to send your books to the FANHS conference, 1. The address is [insert author's name or the person the books belong to], FANHS national conference Attn: AIDA HAYDEN Anchorage Hilton Hotel 500 West Third Ave Anchorage AK 99501-2210 2. If you are sending books by mail, it is now *too late* to send via USPS Media Mail! If you send books by First Class, allow three to six weeks for the books to arrive -- which means it is too late to send via First Class unless you are sending from the Seattle area. If you are going to mail books ahead and you have not yet done so, you must send via Priority Mail no later than two weeks prior to the start of the conference! Yes, the USPS does advertise that Priority Mail "usually" takes two to three days. Note, this "usual" delivery time does not apply to items sent to Alas

Honoring Thelma Buchholdt

At the Awards banquet on July 5, 2008, FANHS will honor three-term FANHS National President Thelma Buchholdt Thelma worked on the upcoming FANHS national conference until her death last November. The letter she wrote to all of us at FANHS is posted on the FANHS Alaska Chapter website: Reading these, I'm inspired and humbled as we continue this work. We look forward to seeing you at FANHS. ~Joanie

Authors' Reception, Ads, Registration, and Sponsorship

FANHS conference registration fees increase after tomorrow! Please register ASAP. You may send conference registration forms and checks to FANHS - 810 18th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122. Everyone must register for the conference. Your canceled check will be your receipt. Registration packets will be available when we all get to Alaska. FANHS Conference registration forms are here: http:// BOOKS for Authors' Reception If you're staying at the Hilton in Anchorage, please mail your books (addressed to yourself :-) so that they will arrive on the date that you plan to be there. If you think that the books will arrive before you get there or if you're not staying at the Hilton, please address your box to AIDA HAYDEN at the Hilton in Anchorage. Aida is a FANHS Alaska Chapter officer who'll watch out for FANHS stuff. Please email your copy-ready ads to me: pdf files work best. If you'd l

Here are just some of the FANHS 2008 national conference presentations

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FANHS conference & sponsorship info updated

FUND FANHS 2008 final 0508r - Upload a doc Read this doc on Scribd: FUND FANHS 2008 final 0508r

FANHS hotel discount ends this week!

The discounted price for hotel rooms at the Anchorage Hilton, site of the 12th Biennial National Conference, ends this week. So if you have not already done so, please book your hotel rooms now . See previous post for more info on how to make reservations.

Hilton Anchorage still has discounted rooms!

Hi, friends of FANHS: For the upcoming 12th Biennial FANHS National Conference, we hope that you're planning to stay at the official conference hotel, the Hilton in Anchorage. Rooms are still available at the discounted FANHS conference rate. To book your reservation, please do _not_ call the 800 number. Here's the correct info: Hilton Anchorage 500 West Third Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska, United States 99501 Tel: 1-907-272-7411 Fax: 1-907-265-7044 Please call the number above between the hours of 8 - 5 Alaska time, Monday - Friday. Ask to speak with Elizabeth, the reservations manager, and request the FANHS conference discount rate.

Be a sponsor of FANHS!

The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) will hold its 12th Biennial National Conference in Anchorage, Alaska -- July 2-5, 2008. You'll find more information about the conference here: Please do consider being a sponsor of FANHS. Sponsorship categories and forms are here: To register for the FANHS conference, please download the reg form here: