FilAm Slavery – a Community Conversation

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Join FANHS as we confront and discuss modern day slavery in the aftermath of Lola Eudocia Pulido’s story in The Atlantic by Alex Tizon.

This will be an open forum where attendees can share their feelings on The Atlantic story, and also perspectives on the situation of domestic servitude/slavery within the United States, the Philippines, and abroad.

Please join us at FANHS National HQ in the Central District – lower level archives. Parking lot in rear of building.

Thank you Aunt Dorothy Cordova for hosting.

810 18th Ave, Seattle WA 98122
Wednesday, May 24th (Part 1)
6:00pm to 8:00pm

REGISTER at our Facebook Event Page
Forum Part 2 will be on Wednesday, May 31st.

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Kulintang Seattle Workshop

KULINGTANG MASTER FLYER v2

Meet and learn from Kulingtang Guro, Manuel T. Dragon, one of the original core members of Danny Kalanduyan’s Palabuniyan Kulingtang Ensemble of San Francisco.

Live, hands-on instrumental use of the Kulingtang, learn basic melodic tones & rhythm patterns.

Where: Lake Washington Girls Middle School
810 18th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
(Legion of Mary Room, entrance located outside of Immaculate Conception Church parking lot)

Door Time: 6:15 pm Registration & food/refreshments (Limited space)

Workshop Time/s: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Daily Sessions
(Tuesday session is from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm)

Cost: FREE
(Note: Selected participants will have opportunity to play in Kulingtang Master’s ensemble in a live performance at the Northwest Folklife Festival with Filipiniana Dance Company on Saturday, May 27, 2017)

For more information & registration email buena.ventura44@yahoo.com or call 206-465-3399

In Memoriam – Uncle Bob Santos

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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:

Solidarity in Seattle


OUR STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY


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Seattle Protests – image via Flickr creative commons

Recent human rights offenses against communities of color in the United States are bringing Americans together again for social justice. The Greater Seattle Chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) recognizes events in Ferguson, MO and Staten Island, NY. The resulting civil disobedience throughout America are a thematic reflection of a continuous history of rightful democratic protest against social injustice.

The Greater Seattle Chapter of FANHS stands ready to gather and record these new events in the civil rights struggle as part of our shared culture and history. We will continue to preserve and present the truth of racial inequality that occurs in American events, such as those experienced presently. It is our continued belief that accurate historical documentation and promotion must occur in the often neglected and maligned narratives of people of color.

The history of the Filipino American community and the African American community share common threads in the continued struggle for freedom, dignity and equality. Through understanding history and using education, the Greater Seattle Chapter of FANHS seeks to enlighten the community and the rest of the United States. Black lives matter, Brown lives matter, all lives matter together.

In Peace and Solidarity,

Greater Seattle Chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society

#FANHSSolidarity

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Throwback Thursday: Kona Kai

We’re going far back with this post, all the way to August of the year 2014.

This post is about you Greater Seattle FANHS, and the time we had at the Kona Kai Resort for the national conference. There was a large contingent of us from Seattle for the conference. See the Storify below to travel down summer memory lane.

FANHS 2014 National Conference

Share your great memories of any past conferences in the comments section.

If you’ve enjoyed exploring our Seattle events and online posts during this Filipino American History Month, we want you to join our membership  or volunteer with FANHS Greater Seattle throughout the year!

Thanks for FAHM2014 everyone!  TBT posts will convert to a monthly series.

Throwback Thursday: Boxing & Tacoma, Before Pacquiao

In 1922 flyweight boxer Francisco Guilledo won the American Championship over Johnny Buff in Brooklyn. The knockout victory was favorably covered by the New York Times. By the summer of 1923 Guilledo became the World Champion after defeating Welsh fighter Jimmy Wilde. Guilledo was also known by his boxing name “Pancho Villa”. He is considered the first World Champion out of Asia. Throughout the 1920’s Pancho Villa’s boxing career took him through places like Australia, Boston, Chicago, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, and of course Manila. 

Back then the Philippines was a U.S. Territory, and Filipinos were considered American Nationals. There was a steady flow of commerce and interaction across the Pacific. One aspect of sports history was that the “sweet science” was brought over from the Seattle area by Eddie Tait of Tacoma to the Philippines. So Filipino boxing has its origins from the Pacific Northwest. Although Tait and his partners have been characterized as proto-Don Kings or profiteers, without them Filipino boxing may have come later. From Greater Seattle: “You’re welcome Manny Pacquiao.”

Francisco “Pancho Villa” Guillerdo is now part of the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Watch Pancho Villa’s 1923 World Championship Fight HERE.

by Devin Cabanilla

Throwback Thursday: NastyNes, 206, & Music

IMG_0590.JPG In music history DJ NastyNes Rodriguez can be located at the foundation for hip hop growth in Seattle. His Posse was on Broadway helping the scene happen in a pre-digital Seattle age. He ran radio shows, produced NASTYMIX Records, and worked with many local artists. This transpired in a time where music was on cassettes, vinyl, or radio only. (MTV wasn’t big yet. Don’t even try imagining iTunes.) Nes was honored by FANHS in 1992 with the Very Important Pinoy award for his contributions. When you look back at early Seattle hip hop history, Nes was there for hip hop culture.

“Not only am I the first (West Coast Rap show) DJ, but a Filipino DJ and reppin’ the 206!” – Nes Rodriguez

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1985 Filipino Youth Activities Washington D.C. Tour Benefit Dance Flyer, FANHS Archive

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