October 2021

1971: BIRTH OF FILIPINO AMERICANISM

1971: BIRTH OF FILIPINO AMERICANISM – A FANHS NATIONAL AND FANHS NOW ZOOM EVENT

  • October 2, 2021 6:00PM Eastern
  • October 3, 2021 6:00PM Eastern


This two-day National FAHNS segment will be moderated by Dorothy Laigo Cordova and Emil Guillermo. Lively oral history interviews will be conducted among a diverse group of conference attendees.

Historically, three events gave birth to the following three unique identities:

  • July 4,1776 – The Declaration of Independence gave birth to “American”.
  • June 12,1898 – Emilio Aguinaldo declared independence from Spain giving birth to “Filipino”.
  • August 1971 – Riding the crest of the Civil Rights Movement, the inaugural Young Filipino Peoples’ Far West Convention (YFPFWC) gave birth to a new identity, “Filipino American”.

Despite no official audio recordings, no videos, no selfies, rare photos (in focus), and limited written documentation, this four-day, 3-night event is unanimously recognized as the birth of the Filipino American movement for social equity in these United States.

Fifty years later, it is time to answer…what happened? Time to finally set the record straight. Learn history from the makers of that pivotal moment in history.

Join us for this two-day event featuring YFPFWC attendees who were there. Learn from their personal perspectives on how the event shaped their journey in developing today’s awareness and consciousness of Filipino Americanism.

Invited interviewees include: Ogilvie, Quintero, Menor, Miguel, Dayanot, Bergano, Lagasca, Rodis, Jamero, Batayola, Ibanez, Syquia, Amutan, Pascua, Begonia, Rinonas, Markley

As in all FANHS NOW events, the Zoom link along with the informational packet will be emailed to all registrants by noonday of the event. Registration closes one hour before the event start. For any questions email: fanhsnow@gmail.com

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