Filipino American History Month Celebration: Keeping the Legacies Alive

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Start Date: October 14, 2017
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: 31604 Alvarado Boulevard, Union City, CA 94587, United States

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Filipino American History Month Celebration: Keeping the Legacies Alive

Saturday, October 14, 2017 10 am – 4 pm — Venue opens at 9:30 am, Program starts at 10 am

Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School, 31604 Alvarado Blvd., Union City, CA 94587


– Larry Itliong and Phillip Vera Cruz, Filipino American Farm Labor Leaders

– 430 Years of Filipinos Landing in 1587 in Morro Bay, California

– 70th Anniversary of the 1947 U.S. Military Bases Treaty, leading to massive recruitment of Filipinos in the U.S. Navy, and subsequent mass migration to San Diego, Hawaii, Norfolk/Virginia Beach, and Guam

– 35th Anniversary of founding of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS)

Featured Performers:

– Anak ng Bayan

– Danza Azteca Grupo Olin Anahuac

– Dragons Den Mixed Martial Arts

– Little Manila Dance Collective

– Rondalla

Featured Speakers:

– Honorable Rob Bonta, California State Assemblyman, 18th Assembly District

– Raymond Townsend, retired NBA pro basketball player (Golden State Warriors and Indiana Pacers), youth development coordinator, and motivational speaker

Speakers, cultural music and dance presentations, historical and cultural exhibits, and cultural activities.


Hosted by: Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) and Pilipino American Society of Educators (PASE)


About the Organizers :

Organizer of Filipino American History Month Celebration: Keeping the Legacies Alive Founded on 26 November 1982, the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) is a community-based non-profit organization whose mission is “to promote understanding, education, enlightenment, appreciation, and enrichment through the identification, gathering, preservation, and dissemination of the history and culture of Filipino Americans in the United States” with the goal “ preserve, document, and present Filipino American history and to support scholarly research and artistic works which reflect that rich past...” There are currently 35 FANHS Chapters nationwide, including the San Francisco Bay Area Consortium consisting of San Francisco and East Bay Chapters.

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