CELEBRATE THE 2019 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. Starting in 2011, the Philippine American Cultural Foundation (PACF) spearheaded an invitation to many Filipino American organizations in Chicago and suburbs to organize a variety of events to celebrate FAHM every October. Since 2011, Filipino American community groups in Chicago and suburbs have been working and partnering together to consolidate and promote the various events in celebration of FAHM every 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.
The Filipino American National Historical Society announces the following theme for the 2019 Filipino American History Month: Pinay Visionaries – Celebrating Filipina American Women.
We will be honoring Filipino American women Pinays, the backbone of the Filipino American community. We will be celebrating women like Dorothy Cordova, FANHS founder and director and the late Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, a passionate activist who dedicated her life to chronicling the rich Filipino-American history in California and the U.S.
FANHS also reminds everyone that the month is HISTORY month, not “Heritage” month. “History” encompasses the experiences and events that have shaped our lives, as well as culture and heritage.
FAHM planned events in 2019
Oct 3, Thurssday at 6pm to 7pm – 2019 FAHM Celebration Kickoff at Alliance Française de Chicago, 810 N Dearborn St Chicago, IL. Sponsor – Philippine Consulate General in Chicago and the Filipino Community. Contact Noly Dulay email@example.com and Tito Ruben firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct 3, Thursday at 7pm to 10:30pm – Film showing of award winning movie Signal Rock Movie, in cooperation with Asian Pop-Up Cinema by Sophia’s Choice at Alliance Française de Chicago, 810 N Dearborn St Chicago, IL. Contact Louella Cabalona email@example.com. Sponsor – Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO).
Oct 4, Friday,1:45pm – 3:15pm – 21st Annual Conference on Illinois History Panel session on “Stories of Im/Migration: Chicago” Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum 212 N 6th St, Springfield, IL. Contact Laurence Anthonie Tumpag firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 6, Sunday to Oct 21, Monday – 1st Filipino Restaurant Week in Chicago. The event will run for two weeks. 10/6-10/21. In celebration of the FAHM, the International Society of Filipinos in Finance and Accounting (ISFFA) and the Philippine Consulate of Chicago (PCG) invite you to the launch of the first ever Filipino Restaurant Week in Chicago at SX Sky Bar (808 S Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL) on October 6, 2019 (Sunday) from 1:00-4:00PM. Contact Jan Paul Ferrer email@example.com, Paula Arnedo: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct 6, 20, 27 Sundays, 2pm to 4:30pm – Parol making at St. Gregory Social Hall, lower level of Gym building Address:1609 W. Gregory St. Chicago, IL 60640 (corner Ashland Avenue, south of Bryn Mawr). Parking is Free. Workshop Free to Participants.Sponsor – Filipinos of St. Gregory. Contact – Susan Silvano Email: email@example.com and Butch Odulio Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 8, Tuesday at 6pm – Film showing of the movie Miss Granny. Signal Rock movie ticket holders are eligible to claim reserved seats for a free-admission-first-come-first-served Filipino film, Miss Granny starring Sarah Geronimo on Tuesday Oct 8 at 6pm at the Harold Washington Public Library. Contact Louella Cabalona email@example.com. Sponsor – Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO).
Oct 10, Thursday at 6:30pm – Southeast Asian Film Festival Day 1 at DePaul CDM Theatre 14 E. Jackson Blvd, LL105 Chicago, IL 60604. A diverse program of short films by established and emerging Southeast Asian filmmakers, including the following short films from the Philippines – “Jodilerks Defa Cruz, Employee of the Month” Directed by Carlo Francisco. Contact Noly Dulay firstname.lastname@example.org or Tito Ruben at Tito.Rubens@gmail.com.
Oct 11, Friday, 5pm to 8pm – Journey for Justice: Untold Filipino-American History at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum 800 S Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60607. Meet the co-author of Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong, Gayle Romasanta in this social justice driven family program. Contact Tito Ruben email@example.com. Sponsor – Chicago Cultural Alliance, CIRCA/Pintig, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, UIC Global Asian Studies, FANHS Greater Chicago Chapter and Filipino American Historical Society of Chicago
Oct 11, Friday at 6:30pm – Southeast Asian Film Festival Day 2 at 5027 N Broadway St, 3rd Floor Chicago, IL. A diverse program of short films by established and emerging Southeast Asian filmmakers, including the following short film from the Philippines –“Baguio Address No. 10” Directed by Mervine Aquino Contact Noly Dulay firstname.lastname@example.org or Tito Ruben at Tito.Rubens@gmail.com.
Oct 12, Saturday, 9am to 12noon – FAHM Celebration plus Journey for Justice Book Launch at Seafood City Chicago Elston Market Mix. Contact Tito Ruben email@example.com. Sponsor – FANHS Greater Chicago Chapter, Seafood City Chicago, AFIRE, APALA, CIRCA/Pintig, FALA, Centro de Trabaderos Unidos and Kabataan Alliance.
Oct 12, Saturday, 1pm to 4pm – Journey for Justice: Untold Filipino-American History at Budlong Chicago Public Library 5630 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60659. Contact Tito Ruben firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsor – Chicago Cultural Alliance, Chicago Public Library, CIRCA/Pintig FAHSC, FANHS Greater Chicago Chapter, and Philippine American Cultural Foundation.
Oct 12, Saturday, Time and Place TBA – Carbo-Loading,meet and greet the Filipino and Filipino American runners participating at the Chicago Marathon. Contact Jan Paul Ferrer email@example.com. Sponsor – International Society of Filipinos in Finance in Accounting (ISFFA).
Oct 12, Saturday at 6:30pm – Southeast Asian Film Festival Day 3 at 5027 N Broadway St, 3rd Floor Chicago, IL. A diverse program of short films by established and emerging Southeast Asian filmmakers, including the following short film from the Philippines –“ WE STILL HAVE TO CLOSE OUR EYES” , Directed by JOHN TORRES. Contact Noly Dulay firstname.lastname@example.org or Tito Ruben at Tito.Rubens@gmail.com.
Oct 13, Sunday, 7am to Noon – Cheer the Filipino and Filipino American runners participating at the Chicago Marathon. We invite the community to cheer the runners at various locations in the route of the marathon. Contact Tito Ruben email@example.com and Malou Tabo firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsor – Philippine American Cultural Foundation and Joy Dance Club.
Oct 19, Saturday, 2pm to 5pm – Indigenous Dance Celebration at Trickster Art Gallery | 190 South Roselle Rd. Schaumburg, IL . Celebrate traditional dances and enjoy the beautiful regalia from the native communities of the Trickster Art Gallery, along with other ingenious dancers from the Filipino, Japanese, Aztec and Maori communities. Contact Tito Ruben email@example.com. Sponsor – Filipino American Historical Society of Chicago, BIBBAK, IL
Oct 20, Sunday, 2pm to 4pm –Multi-talent presentation for Youth, Parol making for use at our 25th Simbang Gabi at St Isaac Jogues Parish 8149 Golf Rd, Niles, IL. Sponsor – NAFFAA and FANHS Midwest, Contact – Jelly Carandang firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct 20, Sunday, 2pm to 4pm – Fil Am History Month Mass at SMDP Catholic Church, Mundelein Illinois 116 N Lake St, Mundelein, IL. Contact Carmen Garcia email@example.com. Sponsor – Fil-Am Group of Mundelein.
Oct 20, Sunday, 4:30pm to 6:30pm – FAHM Festival at 2184 N Elston, Chicago, Illinois 60614 There will be interactive and educational opportunities for the whole family! Hosted by Bubbles Academy
Oct 27, Sunday, 1pm to 4pm – Filipino Restaurant Week block party at Mora Asian Kitchen in Bolingbrook, IL. Contact Jan Paul Ferrer firstname.lastname@example.org and Paula Arnedo email@example.com. Sponsor – International Society of Filipinos in Finance in Accounting (ISFFA).
Oct 27, Sunday, 1pm to 4pm – FAHM Celebration and Film Showing of Call Her Ganda at Indian Prairie Public Library 401 Plainfield Rd, Darien, IL 60561. Contact Luis Ferrer firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsor – Filipino American Association of South Du Page.
Nov 9, Saturday –Chicago Filipino Asian American Hall of Fame 2019 Silver Anniversary & Grand Reunion at Hyatt Regency O’Hare. This Gala includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner, a formal Awards program, and dancing! Contact Veronica Leighton email@example.com.