Filipino American History Month Events 2010
The Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawaii (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 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 2010 commemoration, with co-sponsorship by the Hawaii State Library and the UHM Office of Multicultural Student Services.
Kula San: Maui's Healing Place booksigning and presentation. Hawaii State Library, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Presentation of Patricia Antonio Brown's recently published book, Kula San: Maui's Healing Place (2010). Reception to follow presentation and booksigning. Musical performance by Banda Kawayan Hawaii of the Filipino Community Center. For more information on Kula San: Maui's Healing Place: [click here]. See Photo Album for photos of event.
ANAK Festival. Hawaii Children's Discovery Center. 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
FAHSOH conducts Filipino children's games and activities during the Filipino Association of University Women (FAUW) celebration of Hawaii's children and youth. Assisted by UHM Office of Multicultural student assistants and volunteers from Waipahu High School's Fil-Am Club. See Photo Album for photos of event.
Opening of 2010 Filipino American History Month. Hawaii State Library, 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Opening ceremonies with exhibit/forum, "Art as a Weapon: The Cartoons of Corky Trinidad." Corky Trinidad (1939 - 2009) was a syndicated newspaper cartoonist who gained a large audience and following throughout the U.S. A panel discussion on Corky and his works includes Tom Coffman, Sheila Forman, Carl Zimmerman and Lilia Santiago (moderator). Reception to follow. Musical performance by Silangan Singers. See Photo Album for photos of event.
Presentations on Pablo Manlapit
April 16 and 17, 2010
FAHSOH member Melinda Tria Kerkvliet, author of Unbending Cane: Pablo Manlapit, a Filipino Labor Leader in Hawaii ” conducted two presentations on Pablo Manlapit. The first was on April 16 at UH-Hilo and the second was on April 17 at the North Hawaii Education & Research Center (NHERC) in Honokaa. For brief article by Ms. Tria Kerkvliet on Manlapit [click here]. For information on Unbending Cane [click here].
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]