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Commemoration Activities

Suggested activities

to celebrate and commemorate FAHM 2014

 

“Making Our Presence Known”

October 18, 2014: 427th anniversary since 1587 of the First presence of Filipino in the Continental United States

 


AWARDS

  • Individual pioneers
  • Senior Day
  • Achievers
  • Oldest organizations
  • Long-term businesses

 

CHURCH

  • Mass, communion service, Ecumenical Prayer
  • Commemorative Services
  • Sermons, homilies or reflections

 

COLLABORATIVE

  • Co-sponsoring activity with other Pinoy organizations
  • Projects with professional organizations

 

COMMEMORATIVE

  • Posters
  • Brochure
  • T-Shirts
  • Calendar
  • Postcards

 

CONTESTS

  • Art
  • Essay
  • Basketball tournament
  • Photo
  • Yo-yo

 

ENTERTAINMENT/SOCIALS

  • Reception
  • Variety show
  • Social dance with yester year theme and dress

 

ETHNIC FESTIVAL

  • Music
  • Food fair
  • Arts & crafts

 

EXHIBITS

  • Art
  • Books
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Vintage clothes
  • Open house

LITERARY

  • Book fair
  • Book signing
  • Panel discussion
  • Poetry

 

MEDIA COVERAGE

  • Personal contact
  • Dissemination feeds
  • Consultation
  • Television/ radio interviews
  • Opinion or editorial piece

 

MUSIC

  • Concert
  • Recital
  • Workshop

 

PILGRIMAGES

  • Cemeteries
  • Family homestead
  • Historical sites

 

PROCLAMATION

  • City by mayor and/or council
  • County
  • State

 

PROJECTS

  • Family tree or genealogy
  • Audio or video interviews
  • Journal writing session
  • Historical site designations

 

REUNION

  • Family
  • Childhood friends
  • Neighborhood
  • School
  • Athletic teams
  • Co-workers
  • Filipino club

SCHOOL

  • Student show & tell
  • Reception for Filipino American student, faculty and staff
  • Curriculum development
  • Faculty in service training
  • Class historical field assignments
  • Filipino American Alumni search
  • Guest speaker
  • Exhibit
  • Skit
  • Video/film showings

 

SPEAKERS

  • Lecture
  • Seminar
  • Colloquium
  • Form
  • Panel discussion
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Mini conference
  • Story-telling
  • Special meeting
  • Rally
  • Luncheon, dinner or banquet

 

THEATER

  • Drama
  • Dance concert

 

TOURS

  • Historical sites
  • Agricultural, plantation cannery and other labor location
  • Churches
  • Businesses
  • Filipino American community centers

 

VISUAL

  • Photo exhibit
  • Film/Video showings

 

WORKSHOPS

  • “Discovering our Past for the Future”
  • Archival collections
  • Oral history techniques
  • Women’s historical contributions
  • Health care
  • Sensitivity training
  • Political empowerment
  • Societal ethnic issues