Sunday, June 22, 2008

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!


Read this document on Scribd: Schedule overview final

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

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.”

Jennifer Dizon

June 16, 2008


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 is open to those interested in learning and preserving Filipino American history. Registration and payment are required to attend.

The FANHS National Conference will highlight the stories of the Alaskeros, Filipino immigrants who worked in the Alaskan canneries in the early to mid-1900s. The Alaskeros faced harsh winters, discrimination, long hours and low wages; however, they worked hard to earn a decent living and to support their families. Over the years, Alaska’s Filipino American community rapidly grew. Hence, Dr. Aurora Hovland, FANHS Alaska Chapter Conference Coordinator organized the panel, “Alaska: Roots Beyond the Canneries” that focuses on experiences of more recent immigrants.

On July 2, pre-registered conference attendees will tour the Kenai Canneries. Workshops and plenaries will be held July 3 through 5; topics include “Double Identities: Alaska Native/Filipinos,” “Alaskero Experiences,” and “Pin@y Educational Partnerships,” to name a few. Already scheduled are more than 100 presentations on historical and regional research, educational curriculum, “how-to” workshops, identity, advocacy for Filipino World War II veterans and more. An Authors’ Reception will take place on the evening of July 3, and a banquet and silent auction are planned for July 5.

In 1982, Drs. Fred and Dorothy Cordova founded the Filipino American National Historical Society, a community-based organization, “to preserve, document, and present Filipino American history and to support scholarly research and artistic works which reflect that rich past.” Housed in Seattle, Wash., the national office and archives lend expertise and support to 28 chapters across the United States and is the primary resource on Filipino Americans.

All are welcome to join FANHS in Anchorage, Alaska. For questions regarding the FANHS National Conference, e-mail Dr. Joan May T. Cordova at To register for the FANHS National Conference, to apply for or renew a FANHS membership, to become a sponsor, or for more information, visit, and # # #

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:

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
Seattle, WA 98122

Please note that to join the Kenai Tour, all participants must be in the lobby of the Anchorage Hilton Hotel by 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2.

Another correction to the schedule below is that the post-tour dinner will be held at St. Anthony's Church.

See you soon!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

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:

Read this document on Scribd: FANHS 2008 schedule 1

Monday, June 9, 2008

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
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 Alaska or Hawaii!

Because it is now too late to mail books to the conference other than by Priority Mail, consider using FedEx or UPS Ground no later than this week. Delivery takes about 7 to 10 days from the West Coast. Check with your local FedEx or UPS office for the delivery time range from your location.

Hope this clarifies the situation!

Titania :)


Many thanks, Titania! Titania -- together with Tala Ibabao and Patrick Tamayo -- will be featured at the "Kulintang in America" workshop at FANHS. They've all been trained by Kulintang Master Danongan Kalunduyan

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

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.


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