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October is
Filipino American
History Month

FAHM 2019 Theme: Pinay Visionaries

Celebrating Filipina American Women


Filipino American History Month Resolution

Filipino Americans: Making American History for 427 years 

Filipino American History Month was first proclaimed by the 111th Congress of the United States in November 2009.

House Resolution 780, in concurrence with Senate Resolution 298, read in its entirety as law:

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FANHS Chapters

The FANHS national network, comprised of 33 chapters throughout the United States, was founded by Dr. Dorothy Laigo Cordova and Dr. Fred Cordova in 1982.

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Frederic A. Cordova

Frederic A. Cordova, 82, passed peacefully on December 21, 2013. Born June 3, 1931, in Selma CA to Margarita Pilar and Geraldo Umali, Fred considered Stockton, California, his hometown although as a child he lived in numerous California farm areas because his adoptive parents Leoncio and Lucia Cordova contracted migrant farm laborers.

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2019 Filipino American History Month Theme- Pinay Visionaries: Celebrating Filipina American Women

2019 Filipino American History Month ThemePinay Visionaries: Celebrating Filipina American Women Seattle, WA — For its 2019 Filipino American History Month theme, the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) recognizes “Pinay Visionaries: Celebrating Filipina American Women” and their contributions to history and the Filipina/o American community nationwide.  Throughout history, Pinay — Filipina American women —…

Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong Book Tour

Bridge and Delta Publishing in partnership with the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) and PapaLoDown Agency takes Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong, on a 15-city national book tour. Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong, written by historian Dawn Bohulano Mabalon with writer Gayle Romasanta, richly illustrated by Andre Sibayan,…

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Donate: Help FANHS Pay The Rent!

Please donate to @fanhs_national. Give the gift of history for the next generation! We are raising money for the Filipino American National Historical Society to help pay the rent for our FANHS National Office and National Pinoy Archives. Founded by Dr. Dorothy Laigo Cordova in 1982, FANHS is completely run by volunteers, with no salaried…

2018 Filipino American History Month Theme: Turning Points

The Filipino American National Historical Society announces the following theme for the 2018 Filipino American History Month: TURNING POINTS. Three events changed forever the lives of Filipinos and Filipino Americans: the declaration of Philippine independence and establishment of the First Philippine Republic, the Spanish American War and the establishment of Ethnic Studies. These events were turning points in Filipina/o/x…

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Upon DACA Repeal, FANHS Reflects on Filipino American History

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2017 Contact: Dorothy Cordova, Executive Director, SEATTLE, WA: As the Trump administration ends the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Filipino American National Historical Society reflects on the immigration history of Filipino Americans in the United States. We recognize that the paths to citizenship for our families…

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What Filipina/o American History Can Teach Us About the Recent Executive Order on Immigration

by Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of History, San Francisco State University; Co-Founder, Little Manila Foundation; National Scholar, Filipino American National Historical Society; and Kevin Nadal, Ph.D., Professor, Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Director, Center for LGBTQ Studies, City University of New York; President, Asian American Psychological Association; Board of Trustees,…

From the FANHS Family to the Montano Family: Remembering Joe Montano (1968-2016)

FANHS is deeply saddened by the loss of the long-time member of our FANHS family – Joe Montano. Our FANHS Executive Director, Dorothy Cordova and the FANHS Trustees express their condolences to Joe’s family and loved ones. Please see the attached heartfelt tribute from the FANHS Family to the Montano Family – by our FANHS President Emerita: Dr. Joan May T. Cordova

Giving Back

Donations, large and small, are very much appreciated. Since FANHS is a 501 3(c) non-profit, your donation is tax deductible. We are currently accepting your donations by check our through online Paypal donation gateway.



October Month Updates

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Upcoming Events

    Future FANHS Conferences

    • July 15-18, 2020, Honolulu, Hawai’i
    • 2022 -Seattle

    Past FANHS Conferences

    • 2018 – Chicago, Illinois
    • 2016 – New York, New York
    • 2014 – San Diego, California
    • 2012 – Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • 2010 – Seattle, Washington
    • 2008 – Anchorage, Alaska
    • 2006 – Honolulu, HI
    • 2004 – St. Louis, MO
    • 2002 – Los Angeles, CA
    • 2000 – Virginia Beach, VA
    • 1998 – Manila, Philippines
    • 1998 – Portland, OR
    • 1996 – New York, NY
    • 1994 – San Francisco, CA
    • 1992 – Chicago, IL
    • 1990 – Sacramento, CA
    • 1988 – New Orleans, LA
    • 1987 – Seattle, Washington