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October is Filipino American History Month

The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) announces 1946: A Turning Point as the theme for this year’s Filipino American History Month.

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2016 FANHS Conference in New York

Make New York your Family Destination in 2016

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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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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

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White House Celebration of Filipino American History Month

White House Celebration of Filipino American History Month Schedule Description: The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and the White House Office of Public Engagement host the first-ever White House Celebration of Filipino American History Month on Friday, October 2, 2015. The Celebration features discussions with senior Administration officials and prominent Filipino…

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Larry Itliong Day Celebration

Larry Itliong Day Celebration Los Angeles, Historic Filipino Town Free Event Film Screening • Community Roundtable • Cultural Performances Sunday, October 25, 2015 12:30 PM – 4 PM SIPA 3200 W. Temple Street Los Angeles, CA 90026 PLEASE RSVP DUE TO LIMITED SEATING CAPACITY BY CONTACTING ANGELO YENKO, WITH COUNCIL MEMBER MITCH O’FARRELL’S OFFICE AT…

Filipino farmworkers were the first to walk out of vineyards in 1965, prompting the Delano Grape Strike and, ultimately, the formation of the United Farm Workers along with Mexican farmworkers led by Cesar Chavez. (Farmworker Movement Documentation Project/UC San Diego Library)

The Forgotten Filipino-Americans Who Led the ’65 Delano Grape Strike

By Lisa Morehouse, September 4, 2015 – KQED News: The California Report. Today, grapes in the grocery store don’t seem that controversial. But 50 years ago, a historic strike in California’s Central Valley vineyards set in motion the most significant campaign in modern labor history…

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Bold Step: 50th Anniversary of Delano Grape Strike
Sept. 5-6, 2015

The newly formed Delano chapter and its parent organization, the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS), will host a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike with a series of events over Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 5 and 6, in Delano, CA.

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50th Anniversary of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965

Celebrate with a reception and program to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 In recognition of Filipino Americans and their families, who arrived after the enactment of this important immigration law that transformed and enriched our communities nationwide.  This annual event also marks October as Filipino American National…


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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.

 

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October Month Updates

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Upcoming Events


    Future FANHS Conferences

    2016 FANHS National Conference in New York


    Past FANHS Conferences

    • 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