Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawaii

Filipino American History Month Events 2012

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 event is being coordinated by FAHSOH for the 2012 commemoration, with co-sponsorship by the Filipino Community Center and the UHM Office of Multicultural Student Services.

FILAM HISTORYFEST 2012: "Filipino Organizations in Hawaii"

October 28, 2012 (Sunday)

Filipino Community Center, Waipahu, Hawaii. 3:30 - 7:00 p.m.

History Fest 2012 Flyer

In recognition of Filipino American History Month FAHSOH is coordinating the FilAm History Fest 2012: Filipino Organizations in Hawaii, an event that highlights the diversity of Filipino civic, cultural, mutual aid and professional organizations in Hawaii. Since Filipinos migrated to Hawaii, individuals have sought ways to help and recognize each other and their heritage through organizations. This year's FilAm HistoryFest 2012 brings attention to and celebrates the depth and diversity of Filipinos organizing among themselves. All Filipino organizations are invited to register (free) to share their history and knowledge with each other and to the community. Community exhibition tables for each organization will be the centerpiece of the event. A talk story about Filipino organzations, entertainment, food and an evening movie (TBA) will also be featured.

This event is part of FilCom's "Sundays at FilCom" programming and will be held in conjunction with the annual "ANAK" children's storytelling event coordinated by the Filipino Association of University Women.

Because of limited space, interested organizations must register. Please download the following documents for further information about the event and registering. For more information, email

HistoryFest 2012 Letter of Invite

HistoryFest 2012 Registration Information

HistoryFest 2012 Response Form

JUS' US @ Orvis

February 6, 2012

Orvis Auditorium, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii. 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Three members of the Julian Yorong Rondalla Group perform and talk story as Jus' Us at the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Orvis Auditorium. Born and raised on Hawaii's sugar and pineapple plantations Roland Aton, Joe Engbino and Julian Yorong bring their unique blend of Filipino, Hawaiian and jazz music to the university community. Presented by the UHM Office of Multicultural Student Services and co-sponsored by FAHSOH and the UHM Departments of Music, Ethnic Studies and American Studies. For event program: [click here].

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).

Other FAHSOH Activities

Coverage of FAHSOH activities in other years:

[FAHSOH 2019] [FAHSOH 2018] [FAHSOH 2017] [FAHSOH 2016] [FAHSOH 2015] [FAHSOH 2014] [FAHSOH 2013] [FAHSOH 2012] [FAHSOH 2011] [FAHSOH 2010] [FAHSOH 2009] [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]