Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawaii

Filipino American History Month Events 2013

The Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawai‘i (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 Hawai‘i in 2008 with the passing of legislation introduced by State Representative Joey Manahan (Kalihi). The following event is being coordinated by FAHSOH for the 2013 commemoration, with co-sponsorship by the Filipino Community Center and the UHM Office of Multicultural Student Services.

FILAM HISTORYFEST 2013: "Filipino Martial Arts in Hawaii"

October 27, 2013 (Sunday)

Filipino Community Center, Waipahu, Hawaii. 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.


Six schools of Filipino martial arts (eskrima, kali and arnis) put on a display of their individual styles in an afternoon of sharing and networking. Originating in the Philippines and spreading throughout the world, Filipino martial arts (FMA) — also known as eskrima, kali or arnis — is a unique combination of martial arts emphasizing fluid strikes and defensive movements using sticks, knives, daggers and bare hands.

The six schools participating in FilAm HistoryFest 2013 included Bandalan Doce Pares Eskrima, Del Mar School of Filipino Martial Arts, General Ablen's School of Derobio Escrima, Hawaii Filipino Martial Arts School, Pulahan Mandirigma, and Sinao Tjakalele. This event is part of FilCom's "Sundays at FilCom" programming was co-sponsored by the UHM Office of Multicultural Student Services. Supplemental funding was supplied by XCLUSIVE Marketing, Inc., Pacific Printing and Refinishing and Sandata Weaponry.

HistoryFest 2013 Flyer

HistoryFest 2013 Photos

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: fahsoh808@gmail.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. 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).

FAHSOH 2012

Coverage of FAHSOH activities in 2012. [FAHSOH 2012]

FAHSOH 2011

Coverage of FAHSOH activities in 2011. [FAHSOH 2011]

FAHSOH 2010

Coverage of FAHSOH activities in 2010. [FAHSOH 2010]

FAHSOH 2009

Coverage of FAHSOH activities in 2009. [FAHSOH 2009]

FAHSOH 2008

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]