Celebrate the Filipino American History Month 2022


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. 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 in 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 (FANHS) is pleased to share the Filipino American History Month 2022 theme: Celebrating Our History and Legacies:  50 Years of Filipino American Studies, 40 Years of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS), and 30 years of Filipino American History Month. Click here for more information about the theme for the Filipino American History Month 2022 theme 

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.


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All times are in Central Standard Time (in the United Sates)

Oct 1, Saturday to Oct 31, Monday–Taste of the Filipino food – The event will run for the whole month of October. In celebration of the FAHM, we invite you to support Filipino owned restaurants in the greater Chicago area. Click here to see the complete list of Filipino restaurants in the greater Chicago area.

Oct 1 Saturday 1:30pm to 4:00pmHoly Name Cathedral Filipino Network (CFN) invites you to an afternoon of co-curation exploring the intersection of the Catholic faith and indigenous inculturation at the Field Museum. Pre-registration required: email [email protected] with your full name and phone number.

Oct 2, Sunday at 2pm to 4pm – 2022 FAHM Celebration Kickoff. The Filipino American History Month celebration kickoff event will be held at the Bolingbrook Fountaindale Library at 300 W Briarcliff Rd, Bolingbrook, IL 60440. There will be a film screening of “Everything Stays” followed by Q&A with film director Cole Bacani in-person. Contact Tito Ruben [email protected]. Click here to attend this FREE event.

Oct 7, Friday – Meetup of the FILAMS JOINING THE 2022 CHICAGO MARATHON. The Philippine Consulate in Chicago will be hosting a carbo-loading event, time and place to be announced later. Contact Fritz John De Jesus [email protected] to join.

October 8 & 9, 2022 (Saturday & Sunday) – FANHS NATIONAL ONLINE AUCTION. TAKE A SNEAK PEEK AT THE ONLINE AUCTION CATALOG, and check back periodically to see new auction donations added as they come in.  FANHS-National-Auction-Catalog-2022

Oct 8, Saturday 2pm to 4pm –  FANHS Greater Chicago Chapter aND CIRCA PINTIG are hosting the Film Screening of Honor Thy Mother to be followed by a panel discussion on the racial-ethnic spectrum of Filipino American mestizos (mixed race) and how social consequences of their ethnicity—such as racism and self-identity issues—have affected their lives.. Guest panelists include Maria Alvarez Stroud, a writer and author of the book “Brave Crossing” from Wisconsin and Jennifer Ligaya, a  a medium weaver: a vocalist, a dancer, a performer from Chicago.The event will be at the Skokie Public Library. Click here to register to attend this FREE event.

Oct 9, Sunday at at 8am to 1pm at Michigan Ave & 28th street – Chicago Marathon. BIBBAK Illinois and CIRCA Pintig ivite you to watch and cheer the more than 30 Pinoy runners who are joining this year’s marathon. Bring snacks, chairs and banners and let’s celebrate Filipino American History Month together.

Oct 9, Sunday at at 2pm to 4pm  – A Taste of Two Cultures – The Filipino American Historical Society of Chicago is partnering with the Polish Museum of Chicago to present a workshop featuring two types of dumplings – the Filipino Lumpia and the Polish Pierogi. This event is part of the month-long series of events Journey Chicago organized by the Chicago Cultural Alliance 

Oct 10 Monday at 1230pm – Columbus Day Parade. The Filipino American community will be participating at the parade along State Street from Wacker Drive to Van Buren street. Contact RJ Turija [email protected]  to join.

October 11, Tuesday at 2pm – Learn and tour the Philippine collections at the Field Museum Chicago. For more info about co-curation and the Philippine collection at the Field Museum https://philippines.fieldmuseum.org/heritage/narrative/4172
Contact Fritz John De Jesus [email protected] or Tito Ruben [email protected]. to join.

October 13, Thursday – Watch Filipino health care worker and singer/artist Emil Nicolasin sings the National Anthem at the Chicago Bears Game sponsored by Advocate Hospitals.

Oct 14 Friday, 5pm to 9pm Para sa Kultura – Join us as we celebrate Filipino American History Month featuring Chicagoland’s up and coming Filipinx owned businesses and vendors at the Oakton College Margaret B. Lee Building 1600 Golf Rd Des Plaines, IL.

Oct 15 Saturday –  FANHS Greater Chicago Chapter is hosting the Film Screening Chicago Premiere of Lumpia with a Vengeance. Time and Place to be announced later.

Oct 18 Thursday 7pm to 10pm – CIRCA Pintig presents a New Play Reading of RJ Silva’s Hail Mary/Maria at Edge Off Broadway Theatre for more information visit: www.circapintig.org. To RSVP, contact: [email protected]

Oct 22 Saturday 10am to 4pm – CIRCA Pintig and Chicago Nightingales presents  Life in America Orientation, Pinoy Games, A Trio of Film Project Screenings at Klausner Auditorium 1127 N. Oakley Chicago, IL. To RSVP, contact [email protected] 

Oct 23, Sunday at 12pm to 4pm FAHM Closing Celebration Honoring the Filipino American Community Organizations – the Philippine American Cultural Foundation will host a luncheon event to honor and present awards to some of the Filipino American community organizations who have displayed outstanding service to the community in the greater Chicago area over the years. The event will be held at the Avalon Banquets at 1905 E Higgins Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL Contact Adeline Fajardo at [email protected] and Evelyn Natividad at [email protected].