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Sep 12

CELEBRATE THE 2017 FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

CELEBRATE THE FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

Chicago, Il. – In 2009, the US Congress thru the House of Senate and House of Representatives respectively passed H. Res. 780 recognizing October 2011 and every October thereafter as Filipino American History Month (FAHM) to celebrate the history and culture of Filipino Americans and their historic contributions to the Nation. For its 2017 Filipino American History Month theme, the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the 1947 Military Bases Agreement between the United States and the Philippines, the monumental effect it had on US-Philippines relations and the larger Pacific Rim, and the profound effect the law had upon the Filipina/o American community nationwide. This year also marks the 35th anniversary of the Filipino American National Historical Society, which preserves and disseminates the history of Filipino Americans.

The Consulate General of the Philippines strongly encourages all Filipino-American communities in Chicago, suburban Illinois, and the Midwest, as well as those in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana, to hold relevant activities to celebrate the Filipino American History Month (FAHM) this October. We would like to invite everyone to actively participate and support the celebration of the Filipino American History Month Celebrations in Chicago and the Midwest. The schedule of events/activities is listed below. Let us take pride of our Filipino heritage and history.  Let us come together and make every October celebration – a meaningful and memorable month.
FAHM planned events in 2017

Sept 16 to Oct 30: “Filipino History Unveiled Through the Arts”*. Display of the collaborative mural by 5 FilAm artists from Chicago and 5 artists from the Philippines and art work of local Filipino American artists Monica Acosta, Paul Balan, Tita Brady, Fred de Asis, Lea Rivera and Susan Silvano. At Trickster Arts Gallery, 190 S. Roselle St., Schaumburg, Illinois.

Oct. 1 Sunday 2pm – Stage Play Reading Series for 26th Season CRIERS FOR HIRE written by Giovanni Ortega at Seafood City (Function Room), 5033 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL, 60630 Sponsor – CIRCA/Pintig, Contact Ginger Leopoldo  gingerleopoldo@yahoo.com312-956-9489
Oct. 4 Wednesday 6-8 pm – Tagalog 101.* Classes begin on 04 October for 10 (ten) weekly sessions every Wednesday at 4300 N. California Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618. Sponsor – AFIRE, Contact Naomi Salcedo nsalcedo@afirechicago.org.
Oct 6, Friday 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm – State of Illinois FAHM Celebration, Concourse Level at James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601. (Contact Mr. Thomas Choi Thomas.Choi@illinois.gov, Co-hosted by the Consulate General of the Philippines)

Oct 6, Friday, 7 pm, .  “Millete Silverio & Friends in Concert” Former Madrigal Singers in the U.S. are joined by area musicians in an evening of fine music including favorite Filipino classics. . Central United Methodist Church, 8237 N. Kenton, Skokie. Freewill offering and refreshments after the performance. Free parking. 847-673-1311.
Oct 7, Saturday – 3rd Annual Barrio Fiesta. Shaffer’s Farm, 8915 E. 31st Street S, Wichita, KS 67210. (Contact: Ms. Rose Axman 316-648-1364 / roseaxman06@gmail.com, Sponsor: Filipino American Association of Greater Wichita (FAAGW)
Oct 7, Saturday at 11am – 5pm World Dumpling Fest at Millennium Park – Chase Promenade South, The PACF Performing Arts and Kapwa Cultural will perform cultural dances. Sponsor—FAHSC, Contact Tito Ruben (630)969-2971
Oct 7, Saturday at 1 – 4pm –FAHM Exhibits at SIJ Parish in Niles Sponsor – NAFFAA, Contact:  Jelly Carandang,   847-679-7058 or msjellybeans@aol.com
Oct 7, Saturday, 6-12 mn FAHM Celebration Dinner Dance*, Venue: Penna’s of Sterling 38400 Van Dyke Avenue, Sterling Heights, MI 48312. Sponsor: NaFFAA-Michigan, Contact Tony Kho (248)755-6122 / Becky Tungol (248)755-6119.
Oct. 7 Saturday 7pm – Stage Play Reading Series for 26th Season Nanay written by Lani Montreal at the Hana Center 4300 North California Avenue, Chicago, IL, Sponsor – CIRCA/Pintig, Contact gingerleopoldo@yahoo.com312-956-9489
Oct 8, Sunday 2-5 pm – Michigan Filipinxs: Our Spaces in History, at the Philippine American Cultural Center of Michigan (PACCM) located at 17356 Northland Park, Court, Southfield, MI., Contact Aurora Harris aurora.fanhsmi@gmail.com
Oct 9Monday 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm – FAHM Celebration in Iowa. Feature a display of Philippine arts and crafts, souvenirs and power point presentation. Urban Dale Public Library, 3520 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322. (Contact Mr. Roel Campos rfcampos@gmail.com, Sponsor: NaFFAA Iowa)
Oct 12, Thursday at 6:30pm –  CINEMA SOIRÈE: The Murder of William Jones at Amli River North | 71 W. Hubbard Street | 12th Floor Club | Chicago 60654, By invitation only, Sponsor –  The Sampaguita Group | Website: sampaguitagroup.org
Oct 12, Thursday at 7pm –  Hearing in Color: The Philippines  at Emerald City Coffee 1224 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago, Il
Oct 14, Saturday at 12 – 4pm – FAHM Exhibits in Skokie, Sponsor – FANHS-Midwest & NaFFAA, Contact: Jelly Carandang,   847-679-7058 or msjellybeans@aol.com
Oct 14, Saturday 6pm – Chicago Filipino Asian American Hall of Fame*, Venue: Hyatt Regency O’Hare.  Sponsor—Via Times , Contact 773-866-0811,Email viatimes@sbcglobal.net
Oct. 14 Saturday 7pm – Stage Play Reading Series for 26th Season THE PERFECT AMERICAN (BISAYAN) written by Conrad Panganiban at the Hana Center 4300 North California Avenue, Chicago, IL, Sponsor – CIRCA/Pintig, Contact Ginger Leopoldo  gingerleopoldo@yahoo.com312-956-9489
Oct 15, Saturday at 1 – 4pm – Variety Talent Show, Sponsor – FANHS-Midwest & NaFFAA, Contact: Jelly Carandang,   847-679-7058 or msjellybeans@aol.com
Oct. 15, Sunday,  11 am – 4 pm  FAHM Luncheon Honoring the Most Outstanding Fil-AM Seniors* at Four Points by Sheraton Chicago O’Hare Airport 10249 West Irving Park Road  Schiller Park, IL  Sponsor – PACF, Contact Adeline Fajardo at adeline.pacf96@gmail.com  or Evelyn Natividad,Ph.D. 773-426-5459 ivynatividad9@gmail.com
Oct. 15 Sunday 2pm – Stage Play Reading Series for 26th Season THE PERFECT AMERICAN (BISAYAN) written by Conrad A. Panganiban at Seafood City (Function Room), 5033 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL, Sponsor – CIRCA/Pintig, Contact Ginger Leopoldo  gingerleopoldo@yahoo.com312-956-9489
Oct 20, Friday, 6:3o to 11:30 pm –   ISFFA Induction Dinner* at Victoria in the Park, Mt. Prospect, IL , Sponsor – ISFFA, contact chicagoisffa.officer@gmail.com or 312-240-9500
Oct 21, Saturday, 5 to 9pm –   Regional Food Fare* at Filipino Cultural Center, 9810 We 79th St. Overland Park, KS 66204 Sponsor – Filipino Association of Greater Kansas City, contact Lucila Rider, rider1215@yahoo.com 816 522-3854
Oct 21, Saturday, 5 to 8pm –  Migration Stories of Inheritance Part I* at Turkish American Society 501 Midway Dr, Mt Prospect, IL  Sponsor-FAHSC Contact Tito Ruben (630)969-2971
Oct. 22 Sunday 12 noon – FAHM celebration in Mundelein. Mass in the chapel at St. Maria del Popolo, 116 North Lake Street, Mundelein, IL (Contact Yolly Rodrigo 847-951-0148)
Oct. 22 Sunday 5:30pm – FFM’s HANDOG 2017 at IFI Good Shepherd Congregation 4707 W Pratt Avenue Lincolnwood, IL, Contact: Nerissa Allegretti Email – allegrettineris@yahoo.com, Call/Text: (224)381.6888
Oct 28, Saturday, 3:00 pm –  Migration Stories of Inheritance Part II* at Trickster Art Gallery 190 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193  Sponsor-FAHSC Contact Tito Ruben (630)969-2971
Oct 28, Saturday, 5 pm, Film showing of the acclaimed writer-director John Sayles’ “Amigo” with Joel Torre in the title role, also Chris Cooper, Rio Locsin, Bembol Roco and Yul Vasquez. Set in 1900 during the Filipino American War. Tagalog with English subtitles. Color. 132 Mins. With additional commentary. Central United Methodist Church, 8237 N. Kenton, Skokie , Refreshments prior to screening. Free admission and parking. Call Mariano Santos 847 528 4991 for details.
Oct 29, Sunday 2pm – FAHM Display Exhibits & Film showing of “Amigo” with Joel Torre in the title role, also Chris Cooper, Rio Locsin, Bembol Roco and Yul Vasquez. Set in 1900 during the Filipino American War. Tagalog with English subtitles.at Indian Prairie Library at 401 Plainfield Rd, Darien, IL Sponsor – FAASD , Contact Jose Soloria at (630)915-5956 Email jsoloria@comcast.net

All of the above events are FREE Admission, RSVP to contact except those marked with * which is Ticketed Event

For the latest updates, please visit the website http://pacfmidwest.org/2017/09/fahm2017/

For more information, please contact ANNA LIZA F. ALCANTARACultural Officer of the Philippine Consulate at  13 or email the Consulate at chicagopcg@att.net or RUBEN SALAZAR at (630)969-2971 or email Tito.Rubens@gmail.com