Showing posts from July, 2008

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://