Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawaii

Filipino American History Month Events 2014

The Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawai‘i (FAHSOH) coordinates several activities commemorating 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 Hawai‘i in 2008 with the passing of legislation introduced by State Representative Joey Manahan (Kalihi).

The three following events are being coordinated by FAHSOH for the 2014 commemoration, with co-sponsorship by the UHM Office of Multicultural Student Services, the Hawaii Center for Food Safety and the Hawaii State Public Libraries (Liliha and Main branches).

Forgotten Filipino Heroes

October 11-30, 2014

Liliha Public Library, Honolulu, Hawaii. Library hours.

Filipinos have served in the U.S. military for over a century. They have also been in the forefront in organizing labor unions. This exhibit highlights a few Filipinos who have been honored for their service in the U.S. military and help lay the foundations of labor unions in Hawaii. It also serves to inform the public of the recent national campaign to award the Congressional Medal to WWII Filipino veterans.

Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers

October 18, 2014 (Saturday)

Liliha Public Library, Honolulu, Hawaii. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

A screening and discussion of the 2014 documentary, "Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers." The documentary tells the story of Larry Itliong and the Filipino farmworkers who instigated the Grape Strike of 1965 and played an essential role in the formation of the United Farm Workers Union.

Celebrating Filipino American History Month

October 30, 2014 (Thursday)

Hawaii Main Public Library, Honolulu, Hawaii. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

A presentation on the history of Filipino music and dance in Hawaii, featuring music by the Pamana Rondalla and dances by the Tekniqlingz.

HistoryFest 2014 Flyer

HistoryFest 2014 Delano Manongs Flyer

 

Hawaii's Masters of Eskrima Documentation Project


Building upon the enthusiastic response from last years FilAm HistoryFest 2013: Filipino Martial Arts in Hawaii, FAHSOH received a grant from the Hawaii Council for the Humanities to produce a video documentary on Hawaii masters of Filipino martial arts. Included in this project will be oral histories of the masters and displays of the martial arts styles perpetuated by the schools associated with the masters. Clement Bautista, FAHSOH member and eFIL administrator, is the project director. Funding is, in part, provided by the Hawaii Council for the Humanities. Release of the DVD is scheduled for December 2014, with presentations throughout the islands in 2015.

eFIL: Filipino American Digital Archives and History Center of Hawaii

New digitized publications -- including Sakada: Filipino Adaptation in Hawaii, Ruben Alcantara's study of Filipino migrant workers in Hawai‘i -- and other updates of FAHSOH's digital archive project and preservation resources are available on the eFIL website.

Philippine Komiks: Creating and Reflecting Filipino Sensibilities

On going from December 11, 2011

Filipino Community Center, Waipahu, Oahu.

FAHSOH member Clement Bautista, administrator of eFIL: Filipino Digital Archives of Hawaii, assembled a traveling exhibit on Philippine komiks entitled, Philippine Komiks: Creating and Reflecting Filipino Sensibilities. The exhibit explores the formal constructs of komiks and how they communicate through their structural features. From the earliest known komiks created by Philippine national hero, Jose P. Rizal, to contemporary variations of the superwoman Darna, Filipino notions of time, place, personhood and hierarchy are created and reflected. By examining komiks within the Philippine context, as an activity of objectified reflection, this project will attempt to present a more generalized approach to understanding the comics phenomena that continually captives our society. Funded, in part, by the Hawaii Council for the Humanities. Go to Philippine Komiks exhibit webpage: [click here].

Exhibit previously on display at Hamilton Library Asian Collection (University of Hawaii at Manoa) and the Hawaii State Library (Honolulu).

FAHSOH 2013

Coverage of FAHSOH activities in 2013. [FAHSOH 2013]

FAHSOH 2012

Coverage of FAHSOH activities in 2012. [FAHSOH 2012]

FAHSOH 2011

Coverage of FAHSOH activities in 2011. [FAHSOH 2011]

FAHSOH 2010

Coverage of FAHSOH activities in 2010. [FAHSOH 2010]

FAHSOH 2009

Coverage of FAHSOH activities in 2009. [FAHSOH 2009]

FAHSOH 2008

Coverage of FAHSOH activities in 2008. [FAHSOH 2008]

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]