Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawaii

Filipino American History Month Events 2017

The Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawai‘i (FAHSOH) coordinates several activities commemorating Hawaii's official recognition of Filipino American History Month (FAHM) in October. Although recognized on the U.S. continent for several years, FAHM became officially recognized in Hawai‘i in 2008 with the passing of legislation introduced by State Representative Joey Manahan (Kalihi). For 2017 FAHSOH presents the following exhibits and events:

Filipino Heroes Exhibits

October 1 - 31, 2017

University of Hawaii-West Oahu Library (second floor)
91-1001 Farrington Highway, Kapolei, HI 96707. See library webpage for hours.

Three previously viewed Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawaii exhibits are displayed at the UH-West Oahu Library, October 1-31. FAHSOH's 2014 "Forgotten Filipino Heroes" will be on display along with an exhibits on Philippine heroes, Jose Rizal and Apolinario Mabini. The exhibit on Rizal was originally co-sponsored by the Knights of Rizal, Hawaii Chapter. These exhibits are co-sponsored by UH-West Oahu Library and the UHM Office of Multicultural Student Services.

Sakadas and Soldiers: Hawaii's Filipinos in World Work I

October 17 - 31, 2017

Aiea Public Library
99-374 Pohai Place, Aiea, HI 96701. See library webpage for hours.

An exhibit honoring the U.S. Army and Navy service of 4000+ Sakadas (Filipino plantation workers) during World War I. This exhibit is co-sponsored by the Aiea Public Library.

Sakadas Series

October 21, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Aiea Public Library
99-374 Pohai Place, Aiea, HI 96701. See library webpage for hours.

Three short films by Maribel Apuya capturing the personal stories and successes of the Sakadas and of the Filipino American second-generation. Co-sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts – Honolulu, Atherton Family Foundation, and Boutique De Voile.

Hawaii Masters of Eskrima

October 29, 2017, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Filipino Community Center
94-428 Mokuola Street, Waipahu, HI 96797. See FilCom webpage for Filcom Sunday event.

Hawaii Masters of Eskrima is a project documenting several of Hawaii's masters who laid the foundations for and have been influential in today's practice of eskrima in Hawaii and abroad. While eskrima -- a Filipino martial arts also known as kali or arnis -- has gained popularity in the U.S. and around the world, Hawaii’s contribution has often been neglected. Nine Oahu eskrima schools from Beretania, Ewa, Halawa, Kalihi and Waipahu are featured in Hawaii Masters of Eskrima. Last year a preview of the project was screened. This evening will be the premiere of the final cut, with each school articulating their own history, philosophy and approach to the martial arts. This project is funded in part by the Hawaii Council for the Humanities and the UHM Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.

For more information, send email to: fahsoh808@gmail.com or download the following files:

Event Press Release

Event Flyer

 

Hawaii's Masters of Eskrima Documentation Project


Building upon the enthusiastic response from last years FilAm HistoryFest 2013: Filipino Martial Arts in Hawaii, FAHSOH received a grant from the Hawaii Council for the Humanities to produce a video documentary on Hawaii masters of Filipino martial arts. Included in this project will be oral histories of the masters and displays of the martial arts styles perpetuated by the schools associated with the masters. Clement Bautista, FAHSOH member and eFIL administrator, is the project director. Funding is, in part, provided by the Hawaii Council for the Humanities.

eFIL: Filipino American Digital Archives and History Center of Hawaii

New digitized publications -- including Sakada: Filipino Adaptation in Hawaii, Ruben Alcantara's study of Filipino migrant workers in Hawai‘i -- and other updates of FAHSOH's digital archive project and preservation resources are available on the eFIL website.

Philippine Komiks: Creating and Reflecting Filipino Sensibilities

On going from December 11, 2011

Filipino Community Center, Waipahu, Oahu.

FAHSOH member Clement Bautista, administrator of eFIL: Filipino Digital Archives of Hawaii, assembled a traveling exhibit on Philippine komiks entitled, Philippine Komiks: Creating and Reflecting Filipino Sensibilities. The exhibit explores the formal constructs of komiks and how they communicate through their structural features. From the earliest known komiks created by Philippine national hero, Jose P. Rizal, to contemporary variations of the superwoman Darna, Filipino notions of time, place, personhood and hierarchy are created and reflected. By examining komiks within the Philippine context, as an activity of objectified reflection, this project will attempt to present a more generalized approach to understanding the comics phenomena that continually captives our society. Funded, in part, by the Hawaii Council for the Humanities. Go to Philippine Komiks exhibit webpage: [click here].

Exhibit previously on display at Hamilton Library Asian Collection (University of Hawaii at Manoa) and the Hawaii State Library (Honolulu).

FAHSOH 2016

Coverage of FAHSOH activities in 2016. [FAHSOH 2016]

FAHSOH 2015

Coverage of FAHSOH activities in 2015. [FAHSOH 2015]

FAHSOH 2014

Coverage of FAHSOH activities in 2014. [FAHSOH 2014]

FAHSOH 2013

Coverage of FAHSOH activities in 2013. [FAHSOH 2013]

FAHSOH 2012

Coverage of FAHSOH activities in 2012. [FAHSOH 2012]

FAHSOH 2011

Coverage of FAHSOH activities in 2011. [FAHSOH 2011]

FAHSOH 2010

Coverage of FAHSOH activities in 2010. [FAHSOH 2010]

FAHSOH 2009

Coverage of FAHSOH activities in 2009. [FAHSOH 2009]

FAHSOH 2008

Coverage of FAHSOH activities in 2008. [FAHSOH 2008]

eFIL: Filipino American Digital Archives and History Center of Hawaii

Updates of FAHSOH's digital archive project and preservation resources are available on the eFIL website. [link]