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No History, No Self; Know History, Know Self
October 5, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Before social media, Filipino American history was shared by FANHS community-based lecturers. Mel Orpilla created one of the first and most popular presentation entitled, “No History, No Self. Know History, Know Self’. With the power of Zoom, you will be able to enjoy our powerful and enlightening American experience when it comes alive with Mel’s iconic showcase.
Mel was born and raised in Vallejo, CA. He earned degrees in Journalism and Ethnic Studies. He currently works as the District Representative for a US Congressman. He also practices and teaches Filipino Martial Arts. He authored the book “Filipinos in Vallejo” by Arcadia Publishing. He regularly lectures on Filipino American History. He is a past FANHS National President and founder of the FANHS-Vallejo Chapter.