Filipino American History Month Events 2009
The Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawaii (FAHSOH) is coordinating several activities to commemorate 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 Hawaii in 2008 with the passing of legislation introduced by State Representative Joey Manahan (Kalihi). The following activities are being coordinated by FAHSOH for the 2009 commemoration.
Opening of History Month Events: Musical Program. Hawaii State Library, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Photo Exhibit: "Hawaii's Filipino and Filipino American Soldiers: A Legacy of Valor and Loyalty." Honolulu Hale. Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
An exhibit examining and paying tribute to Hawaii's Filipinos and Filipino Americans who were vital in establishing, maintaining and furthering America's twentieth century geopolitical goals in the Pacific.
Opening Reception/Program for "Honoring Our Filipino American War Veterans" photo exhibit. Honolulu Hale, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion: "From Street Kid to Governor." A discussion with Governor Ben Cayetano on his recently published memoir. Hawaii State Library, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
65th Anniversary of Leyte Landing. Mission Memorial Auditorium, 550 So. King Street, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
General MacArthur's tribute to Filipinos who paved the way for his return. Special showing of "An Untold Triumph." Free Admission. Reservations required. Phone 628-9438 by October 14.
Poetry and Performance: "Boom Boom Brown - A Celebration of Filipino Youth Culture." Hawaii State Library, 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.
Showcasing creative Filipino American youth and young adults in areas of visual arts, poetry and dance. Works will express Filipino history and heritage, Filipino American identity and contemporary issues facing the Filipino community.
Other FAHSOH Activities
Coverage of FAHSOH activities in other years:
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]