Celebrating Filipino History Month, the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library is hosting a program from FANHS called 1994:Looking Back, Moving Forward. Community leaders and 2nd generation performers are getting together to reminisce and celebrate past achievements and individuals of the past twenty years. Light refreshments are provided and the event is open to the public.

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Click here to download "The Community Summit Packet"

December 5, Saturday 8AM - 9PM
8:00AM Breakfast
9:00AM Opening ceremony
9:30AM Workshops
            "Telling Our Stories" Marco Mercado
            "Healthy Filipino Cooking" Ben Menor
12:00PM Lunch
1:00PM "How to be Brown" Plenary with
             Christy Madriaga, Alex Cena, Ray Obispo, Ben Menor
2:00PM Workshops:
             "Your Role as a Filipino American" Veronica Salcedo
             **For this workshop, bring a picture to share that shows others
             "What Community Means to You"
             "Financial Fitness: Pinoy Style" Ferdie Perez



The Filipino American National Historical Society – Hampton Roads chapter (FANHS-HR) is the oldest FANHS chapter on the East coast and the 4th oldest of 25 FANHS chapters. This summer, we are launching our ground-breaking Summer Symposium. This event features the founders of FANHS, Fred and Dorothy Cordova….sensational, internationally-renowned performing artist, Stephanie Reese…Seattle’s Best Pinoy guitarist, Angelo Pizarro…2008 Finalist on America’s Best Dance Crew, Boogie Bots…and a few of our local talents. Join us in this rare gathering of folks, possessing the passion for the betterment of our communities starting today. Hence, the theme of our event: Sige…Our Moment is Now…


Click here for more Information 2009 Summer Symposium

Click on the link below to see the pictures from the Symposium:
The Symposium Picture Gallery




In Our Uncles' Words - Join us in documenting area Filipinos' U.S. Navy experiences. Now seeking volunteers for writing, editing, transcribing, graphic design, book layout, marketing, fundraising, etc.
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In Our Aunties' Words - Learn about the immigration of Filipina aunties to Hampton Roads during the 1950s-70s. Own a piece of history in your library.
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