Filipino American History Month Events 2011
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 2011 commemoration, with co-sponsorship by the Hawaii State Library and the UHM Office of Multicultural Student Services.
Philippine Komiks: Creating and Reflecting Filipino Sensibiltiies, Hawaii State Library. 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Opening reception of FAHSOH's commeoration of Filipino American History Month. Welcome addresses and display of Philippine Komiks: Creating and Reflecting Filipino Sensibilities (see entry below for description). Performances by the Silangan Singers, the Tekniqlingz Dance Crew and Philippine Consul, Paul Cortez. Exhibit will remain until October 29, 2011. See Photo Album for photos of event.
Genealogy Workshop, Hawaii State Library. 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
FAHSOH member, Bryan Quisquirin, will conduct a presentation and workshop on retracing family genealogies. See Photo Album for photos of event.
ANAK Festival. Hawaii Children's Discovery Center. 2:00 - 3:00 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. See Photo Album for photos of event.
Life of Dr. Jose Rizal. Hawaii State Library. 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Panel discussion with Knights of Rizal members, Raymund Liongson and Serafin Colmenares, Jr. with UHM professors Ruth Mabanglo and Vina Lanzona. See Photo Album for photos of event.
Philippine Komiks: Creating and Reflecting Filipino Sensibilities
July 5 through September 30, 2011
Hamilton Library, Asia Collection, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
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 continues from October 1 through 29 at the Hawaii State Library as part of FAHSOH's programming for Filipino American History Month (see above).
Coverage of FAHSOH activities in 2012. [FAHSOH 2012]
Coverage of FAHSOH activities in 2010. [FAHSOH 2010]
Coverage of FAHSOH activities in 2009. [FAHSOH 2009]
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]