October has been declared Filipino American History Month by the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS

). The significance of the month of October was because historical evidence found that Filipinos accompanied Spanish explorers and landed in what is now California, in October 1587. Today colleges, universities, and communities celebrate and commemorate this month with various activities and events.

Filipino American History Month (October) 2012 FANHS Theme ~ Filipino Americans: Making History for 425Years

FANHS San Diego Events* Include:
October 6, 2012 October 12, 2012 Fil Am Fest – Paradise Valley Rd – Visit FANHS SD table. Becoming Mexipino @ 6:30pm-Miramar College Rm I- 101 Dr. Rudy Guevarra is the Past Vice President of the San Diego Chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS). Rudy has written a new book titled “Becoming Mexipino”. NO Parking Permit Required for this event. Film Series Shown-FS 100 Class at SD Miramar College @ 8PM Rm H-104 – Parking Permit Required to Attend this Film Series. “An Untold Triumph” Film about Filipino American WWII Veterans “Silent Sacrifices: Voices of the Filipino American Family Film about Filipino American family and ethnic identity issues “The Fall of the I-Hotel” Film about the historic International Hotel in San Francisco FANHS San Diego will receive the 2012 Historical Excellence Heritage Award SAN DIEGO MARRIOTT HOTEL, MISSION VALLEY For ticket info contact: bypub@sbcglobal.net *only charged event Collaboration with the House of Philippines-Balboa Park 1PM FANHS: Keeping Filipino American History Month Alive at 425 Presentation by Professor Felix Tuyay and Dr. Judy Patacsil which will highlight the Filipino American Experience and History of Filipino Americans in the United States for 425 years, as well as the national and state legislative designation of October being Filipino American History Month. Refreshments will be served.

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For More Information Contact: FANHS SD President ~ jpatacsi@sdccd.edu

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