Showing posts from September, 2010

October is Filipino American History Month! FANHS celebrates throughout the USA...

FANHS Los Angeles Chapter FANHS National Secretary Ron Buenaventura is working with Jonny Itliong, son of legendary labor leader Larry Itliong, to organize this Filipino American History Month Event in Carson, California. For more information on Filipinos' role in the UFW, see Marisa Aroy's film City of Carson, CA passes "Larry Itliong Day"  Did you know about 20% of Filipinos have some Chinese ancestry? President Corazon Aquino, Cardinal Jaime Sin, and national hero Jose Rizal are some of the more famous "Tsinoys", or Chinese Filipinos. As the Philippines is so close to Fujian province, Chinese influence in Filipino culture dates back centuries and is as ubiquitous as pancit and lumpia. The first Spanish-established Chinatown was the Parian, which later became Binondo. These Chin

FANHS PennsylvaniA 3rd Annual Filipino American History Banquet - October 22

Please save the date for the FANHS PennsylvaniA (FANHS PA) 3rd Annual Filipino American History Banquet - Friday, October 22, 2010. Hong Kong Golden Phoenix Restaurant 911 Race StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19107-1805 For more info, contact FANHS PA President Kim Barroso More info forthcoming! 2009 FANHS PA banquet photo collage - Click to enlarge.

FANHS members involved in "Singgalot" programs

Image Singgalot will be at the San Francisco Public Library until October 24. The SFPL website notes: The exhibition "Singgalot: The Ties That Bind" celebrates 100 years of the Filipino American experience through a panel exhibition that includes over 100 photographs, images, and historical documents drawn from the National Archive, the Library of Congress, the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) and personal collections. Developed by the Smithsonian Institution Asian Pacific American Program and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The national tour has been made possible by Farmers Insurance logotype and the Smithsonian Institution. FANHS members and friends are involved in various programs related to "Singgalot." *Image is from the Los Angeles mural by Eliseo Art Silva, FANHS PA Founding President