Tuesday, December 30, 2008

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:
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,

Dr. Joan May T. Cordova, FANHS National President

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Support FANHS for "the next generation" !

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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 1988, with a resolution that’s been officially adopted in the state of Virginia and elsewhere. Just this past season, events held by some of the 28 FANHS Chapters included a documentary film premiere in Sonoma (CA), book launches with jazz in Berkeley (CA), a film festival in Vallejo (CA), a collaborative museum exhibit in New Mexico, a symposium in Portland (OR), and a nationally recognized speaker’s banquet in Philadelphia (PA). FANHS Hampton Roads (VA) published two oral history collections through a unique intergenerational collaboration between high school student groups, professional organizations, community elders, professors, local leaders.

Filmmakers , writers, scholars, artists, students, elders have used the thousands of artifacts —print materials, oral histories, photographs, and other memorabilia —housed in the FANHS National Archives in Seattle, Washington. You’ve seen FANHS photos and documents on book covers, in multimedia curricula, in films, in museums, and in the Smithsonian’s current traveling exhibit, “Singgalot: The Ties that Bind.”

Generations have also been inspired by the 12 biennial national FANHS conferences that draw from 300 - 600 plus participants to memorable panels, films, authors’ receptions, awards banquets, and historic tours. At our 2008 conference, the Governor of Alaska proclaimed, “Thelma Buchholdt Day” in honor of three-term FANHS President and state legislator from Anchorage, Alaska. http://www.thelmabuchholdt.com
FANHS is one of the few national conferences that subsidizes the registration of youth participants.

Many “former FANHS youth” are now in leadership positions where they’re making a positive impact in academic institutions, in their own businesses and communities, and as young political leaders.

Now, more than ever before, FANHS — that’s always run on a slim budget managed by volunteer staff — needs your support to continue its work. We are asking you to preserve and promote Filipino American history by making a financial contribution to FANHS. Today. We would appreciate a gift of any size. We know that these are challenging financial times. Yet gifts of membership to FANHS are always welcome as meaningful (and “green” :-) gifts for the holidays, as well as for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and graduations. Donations to FANHS also express a special way of honoring the memory of loved ones.

Your tax-deductible donations to FANHS will support:

*The FANHS National Archives in Seattle, perhaps the most extensive collection of oral histories, photographs, and historical documents on Filipino Americans in the United States, needs to preserve its growing archival collection (where the need for an additional room has increased rent). We hope to eventually digitize materials to include collections in the “satellite archives” of its 28 FANHS Chapters.

*Youth interns and researchers are needed to work with the FANHS National Office.

*The proposed FANHS Filipino American National Museum, a Filipino American cultural and youth center in the historic “Little Manila” neighborhood of Stockton (CA), is a collaborative project of Stockton’s Little Manila Foundation and FANHS.

We hope you will give generously to FANHS this season.

With appreciation and hope,

Dr. Joan May T. Cordova
FANHS National President

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

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

LATEST UPDATE, December 16, 2008: Here are photos from this most successful event!


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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.

Monday, December 1, 2008

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...


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