Showing posts from October, 2009

Updates on Filipino American History Month Legislation

Many friends have been working with national leaders on Filipino American History Month legislation. Many thanks to everyone who reported on the Senate Resolution to honor Filipino American History Month: "On Thursday, October 1, the U.S. Senate passed on by unanimous consent on the U.S. Senate floor S. Res. 298, a resolution recognizing Filipino American History Month in October 2009, introduced by Senate Majority Leader, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), and co-sponsored by Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI), Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Senator John Ensign (R-NV), Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ). The bill text is very similar to H. Res. 780 in the U.S. House of Representatives as introduced by Congressman Bob Filner, Co-Chair of the Congressional U.S.-Philippine Friendship Caucus." Full text of S. Res. 298 here: http:// : [Copy/paste url if link doesn't work.] Its companion bill, H. Res. 780

Thousands Attend FANHS Filipino American History Month Events

From FANHS New York to FANHS Midwest and through the west's FANHS Chapters in Oregon and California, FANHS members and friends organized October's Filipino American History Month events that collectively drew thousands to learn about Filipino American history. (Reports on many of these FANHS regional events are forthcoming. ) -photo by the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco FANHS San Francisco Consortium worked with the Asian Art Museum and other organizations to organize a Filipino American History Month program that drew 2,675 people to the October 4, 2009 event. Congrats and many thanks to FANHS National Vice President Vangie Buell and FANHS National Assistant Secretary Baylan Megino, event coordinators, and all the many volunteers and groups who worked on this most successful event.