Filipino American History Month Events 2011
The Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawaii (FAHSOH) oordinates several activities to commemorate Hawaii's official recognition of Filipino American History Month (FAHM). Although recognized on the U.S. continent for several years, FAHM became officially recognized in Hawaii in 2008 with the passing of legislation introduced by State Representative Joey Manahan (Kalihi). The following activities are being coordinated by FAHSOH for the 2011 commemoration, with co-sponsorship by the Hawaii State Library and the UHM Office of Multicultural Student Services.
October 1, 2010 (Saturday)
Opening reception and exhibit for Filipino American History Month. Hawaii State Library, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
FAHSOH members Gina Vergara-Bautista and Jennifer Bautista do final check of exhibit.
"Philippine Komiks: Creating and Reflecting Filipino Sensibilities," a traveling exhibit by the FAHSOH and the UHM Office of Multicultural Student Services. On display at the Hawaii State Library through the month of October.
Philippine Consul Paul Cortez serenades audience after opening remarks from the Philippine Consulate in Hawaii. Silangan Singers conducted by Ruth Pfeiffer. Tekniqlingz Dance Crew entertains audience with dances combining elements of traditional and contemporary Filipino dance styels.
October 8 (Saturday)
Genealogy Presentation/Workshop, Hawaii State Library, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
FAHSOH member, Bryan Quisquirin, conducts genealogy workshop. Outlines procedures and identifies resources to assist individuals tracing their family roots in Hawaii.
October 22 (Saturday)
"The Life of Dr. Jose Rizal" - Panel Discussion, Hawaii State Library, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
UHM Director of the Center for Philippine Studies, Prof. Vina Lanzona, facilitates panel discussion on Dr. Jose P. Rizal. This year commemorates the 150th anniversary of Dr. Rizal's birth.
Panelists included, left to right, Prof. Ruth Mabanglo, Dr. Raymund Liongson, Dr. Seraphim Colmenares and Prof. Vina Lanzona.
Discussants during and after the presentation.
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]