FANHS PA Celebrates Filipino American History Month / page 2
In light of the year-long celebration of
100 years of Filipino AmericanAchievement in Greater Philadelphia,
FANHS PA presented Community Service Awards to eight local leaders. Speaking as both a FANHS PA foundingmember and past FANHS National President, Dr. Joan May Cordovaannounced:
As FANHS honors these eight leaders for their strong community service, we honor their families, their histories, and the communities andcauses they represent.
She also described how each awardee would receivetwo books
Voices: A Filipino American Oral History
(Stockton, CA: Filipino OralHistory Project Inc.,1984 & 2000) documenting histories of West Coast Filipinoimmigrant farmworkers of the 1930s as well as
Filipinos in Alaska: 1788-1958
(Anchorage, AK: 1996 & 2006) by the late Thelma Buchholdt, former FANHSNational President and the first Filipina woman in U.S. history to be elected toa state legislature(http://thelmabuchholdt.com ).
Congrats to all FANHS PA Community Service Awardees! Pictured: FANHS PA Past Presidents Eliseo Silva and Kim Barroso, FAAPI President Dr. Rommel Rivera and FANHS PA Community Service Awardees Mary Faustino, Skip Voluntad, Virgie Olivar Luz, Amelia Belardo-Cox, Cyndi Gutierrez, Janet Ismael Escarcha, Noel Abejo, Lovella Calica with Dr. Joan May Cordova and Marife Domingo.