The Filipino Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest (http://www.fccpnw.com/) commissioned Pereda Yano Productions to produce a short video for its celebration of Filipino American History Month on October 6th. The FCCPNW President Tony Ogilvie wanted to highlight the history and legacy of Filipino Americans in Washington State. With permission from Dr. Dorothy Cordova, Founder/Executive Director of Filipino American National Historical Society, we showcased archival images from the FANHS collection to give a historical overview of Filipino Americans in Washington State. The Honorable Dolores Sibonga narrates OUR story in this 8-minute video.
We are deeply saddened and grieving for the loss of one of our own. Uncle Bob Santos was an icon to Filipino Americans and a hero to people seeking social justice. The Greater Seattle Chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society extends its deepest sympathies to his family and our extended community. We are with you during this time in heart and soul. Robert Santos has been a history maker in Civil Rights, Filipino America, and champion for multiple communities – especially Seattle’s International District. FANHS will continue to memorialize Uncle Bob’s history and his many achievements.
In October 2015 Uncle Bob received the Julita & Silvestre Tangalan FANHS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD from FANHS National.
Condolences via Twitter:
FANHS Seattle screened “Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farmworkers” Hing Hay Coworks on 05/19/2016. We were honored to have in attendance Emmy Award Winning Director Marissa Aroy, Richard Gurtiza, and Rey Pascua. Our attendees spanned generations from young to old, and reached across the ethnic diversity of Seattle. We are proud to have shared a Filipino narrative of American labor history with our community for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Through education and collaboration we are achieving inclusion and unity in our historical efforts.
Thank you! – Project Lead, Devin Israel Cabanilla MBA
Music Video Recap with music from DAKILA – “Makibaka”
Event Photography by Joel Aguiar with Media4Movement.
Alaskero Foundation – Richard Gurtiza
Nate’s Wings & Waffles – Kryse Martin-McGill
Columbia Legal Services – Aurora Martin
Hood Famous Bakeshop – Chera Amlag
Kalsada Coffee – Carmel Laurino & Lacy Wood
On 05/19 the Filipino American National Historical Society of Greater Seattle will be screening the “DELANO MANONGS: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers“. This Emmy nominated documentary reveals the involvement of Filipinos in the Civil Rights era of 1965 who sparked the biggest labor movement in American history and partnered with Cesar Chavez. This amazing film will bring attention to both Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month & Labor History month in May.
Delano Manongs – Seattle Screening
Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Hing Hay Coworks
409 Maynard Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98104
Early Bird $5 – unavailable
At Doors $10 – waitlist to be called at doors, no additional guest availability.
Special Guests will be: Director Marissa Aroy, Larry Itliong’s friend Rey Pascua, and union activist Richard Gurtiza.
Our screening will bring together Asian American film-makers, Asian American historians, and Larry Itliong’s personal friends to discuss and relate their experiences to the larger community. Delano Manongs Director Marissa Aroy will be present to share her vision on the creative process of filming. Never before heard commentary will come from activist Rey Pascua who travelled to Delano in his youth to work with Filipino Labor leaders. Richard Gurtiza will also be on our panel to illuminate the Seattle relationships with Filipino American labor.
The event will take place at the Hing Hay Coworks, a new community and entrepreneurial space from SCIDPDA located in the heart of Chinatown-International District.
Through the film screening, artist presentations, speaking panel, and community discussion we will increase awareness and collective community growth that will bring interaction across Seattle in the Asian Pacific American communities.
Thanks to our Sponsors & Partners: Office of Arts & Culture Seattle, Columbia Legal Services , The Alaskeros Foundation , Kalsada Coffee, Hood Famous Bakeshop, Hing Hay Coworks, and Nate’s Wings & Waffles.
PLEASE SHARE & INVITE OTHERS
See our tribute to our community sponsors below…
Come to FANHS National’s next event for fun, food, and dancing! Your participation helps fund our members, presenters, and historians at the Bi-ennial conference in New York City this summer.
- What: Queens for a Night – an invitation to be crowned and dance the night away
- Why: fundraising for conference attendees – New York or Bust!
- Who: The Dance Party Band, Atasha Manila, multiple food & drink vendors
- When: Saturday, May 7th 2016, 7:30pm
- Where: Immaculate Conception Hall
- Price: $15.00Contact the FANHS Office for tickets: 206-322-0204 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Today we recognize Vietnam Veterans Day – 03/29 FANHS Seattle has been conducting new oral interviews with Filipino American Vets who served in Vietnam. See a sample video of oral history interviews below. Thank you to our documentarians @peredayano @johnragudos and our servicemen/women: Alcantara, Alfonso, Domingo Quebral, Dumlao, Divina, Roberson Hodge, Navarro, Visaya, Presas.
See some of our oral history accounts at the sample video below. Come to FANHS HQ for more in depth histories.
Please see the gallery of “LESSONS FROM OUR MAN@NGS: The Struggle for Filipino American Civil Rights Yesterday and Today” This was a joint event between FASA & FANHS held at UW’s Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center on Saturday, February 27th 2016. Thank you to those who attended.