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Filipino American sailors.

2017 Filipino American History Month Theme: 70 Years Since the US-Philippines Military Bases Agreement & FANHS is 35!

Seattle, WA — For its 2017 Filipino American History Month theme, the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the 1947 Military Bases Agreement between the United States and the Philippines, the monumental effect it had on US-Philippines relations and the larger Pacific Rim, and the profound effect the law had…

Photo of Dolores Alic and her immigrant family in New York City (circa 1952).

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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FANHS Statement on Charlottesville

August 17, 2017 By Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, FANHS National Scholar and Trustee The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) stands staunchly against all forms of racism, white supremacy, anti-Semitism, anti-immigrant sentiment, homophobia and transphobia, and anti-LGBTQ sentiment. We condemn the racist domestic terrorism at Charlottesville and its perpetrators, and our thoughts and prayers are…

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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,…