Filipino-American WWII Veterans Celebration
November 16/17, 2013 (Saturday & Sunday)
Saturday, Filipino Community Center, Waipahu, Hawaii. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. $25.00 per ticket, includes lunch.
Sunday, Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii. 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Free & open to the public.
The Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawaii is partnering with the Filipino American WWII Veterans Celebration Committee in a two-day celebration of the brave men and women of the WWII Filipino-American Veterans, Hawaii Chapter and the 1st and 2nd Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army. This event also celebrates the 20th anniversary of the WWII Filipino-American Veterans and Ladies Auxiliary and the 10th anniversary of the Veterans Memorial at the Filipino Community Center.
On Saturday, a luncheon celebration at the Filipino Community Center begins the celebration. Funds raised for this event will be allocated to the Veterans Special Account, which will help provide financial assistance to Filipino American WWII veterans in need of funeral and burial needs.
The celebration continues on Sunday with a wreath laying ceremony at the USS Arizona memorial, followed by a reception and viewing of "An Untold Triumph: America's Filipino Soldiers."
There is a $25.00 fee for Saturday's event, which includes lunch. The Sunday event is free and open to the public.
FilAm HistoryFest 2013: Filipino Martial Arts in Hawaii
October 27, 2013 (Sunday)
To commemorate Filipino American History Month, the Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawai‘i (FAHSOH) is coordinating FilAm HistoryFest 2013: Filipino Martial Arts in Hawaii. Eskrima is a class of martial arts emphasizing fluid strike and defensive movements using a stick, knife, dagger and even bare hands. Originating from the Philippines and spreading throughout the world, eskrima has been a part of the historical presence of the Filipino diaspora, in particular, among the early labor migrants to Hawaii and the U.S. FAHSOH has invited six Hawaii-based schools to present their histories and demonstrate their unique approaches and practices of eskrima. A brief discussion session will accompany the demonstrations.
This event is part of the "FilCom Sunday series" at the Filipino Community Center in Waipahu.
PRESERVING ORGANIZATION COLLECTIONS WORKSHOP
January 12, 2013 (Saturday)
Hawaii Plantation Village, Social/Union Hall, Waipahu, Hawaii. 10:00 - 12 noon.
Click HERE for flyer.Organization records not only document an organization’s work – they also tell the story of our community, our people, our successes and the issues we believe to be important. Learn how to manage, care for and preserve your organization’s records and memorabilia. Presented by eFIL: Filipino Digital Archives and History Center of Hawai‘i: Gina Vergara-Bautista Archivist, Hawai‘i State Archives Clement Bautista Director, UHM Office of Multicultural Student Services. Admission is free and open to the public, however seating is limited. RSVP by calling 228-6345 or sending email to: email@example.com.
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. A web-based exhibit is currently being prepared. For the exhibit announce on library webpage: [click here].
Exhibit previously on display at Hamilton Library Asian Collection (University of Hawaii at Manoa) and the Hawaii State Library (Honolulu).
Coverage of FAHSOH activities in 2012. [FAHSOH 2012]
Coverage of FAHSOH activities in 2011. [FAHSOH 2011]
Coverage of FAHSOH activities in 2010. [FAHSOH 2010]
Coverage of FAHSOH activities in 2009. [FAHSOH 2009]
Coverage of FAHSOH activities in 2008. [FAHSOH 2008]