03 October 2007

October is Filipino American Heritage Month!

there's got to be a filipino centric event happening near you. please share them with us!!

here's a couple i just found that you might or might not know about:

* The San Mateo Public Library Reading Program Series in coordination with The SF Bay Area Consortium of Filipino American National Historical Society, the Asian American Curriculum Project and T’Boli Publishing and Distribution are pleased to present a reading by local Filipino authors.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 6 — 2 to 3:30 PM
WHERE: San Mateo Main Library, 55 W. 3rd Ave., San Mateo
WHO: Vangie Buell, Jorge Emmanuel and Abe Ignacio, Gemma Nemenzo, Oscar Peñaranda, Marianne Villanueva, Marie Yip

Tentative Schedule of Presenters:

2:00 Intro and Program Overview — Oscar Peñaranda
2:10 The Forbidden Book— Abe Ignacio /Jorge Emmanuel
2:25 Buffalo Soldiers — Vangie Buell, author of the memoir Twenty Five Chickens and a Pig
2:35 Migrant Workers, from Stockton to Alaska — Oscar Peñaranda, author of the short story collection Seasons By the Bay
2:45 Asian Stories in the East Bay — Marie Yip, 7 Card Stud with 7 Manangs Wild
2:55 Marianne Villanueva, Mayor of the Roses: Stories and Going Home to a Landscape: Writings by Filipino Women
3:05 Gemma Nemenzo, Heart in Two Places: An Immigrant’s Journey

* Filipina Women's Network Fifth Annual Filipina Summit in Washington, DC

Every year, the Filipina Women's Network (FWN) brings together Filipina women, corporate America's untapped source of leadership at a time when economic, social and political challenges demand new levels of talent and innovation.

The FWN Summit is held in October in celebration of Filipino Heritage Month. 2006-2007 is significant as it marks 100 years of Filipinos in the U.S. It is a most appropriate time to honor our accomplishments and contributions to American society.

FWN strives to meet this demand by providing Filipina women the knowledge and resources and by building a network of women who dare to change the landscape of the leadership in today's workplace.

Please join us in three days of compelling conversations on what it takes to lead change and initiate re-invention.

UPDATE 10/07:

October 8 to 19 - Filipino Student Exhibition at the University of San Francisco's Crossroads Gallery. It will be curated by Charleston Daulo and Nancy DiCianni. Opening reception will be on Thursday, October 11 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For details call (415) 422-5178.

October 10 - The 3rd Annual "DV: Not in Our Community" at the Parish Hall of Mater Dolorosa Church in South San Francisco from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Survivors and advocates of domestic abuse will share their experiences and suggest ways the community can help. “Not in Our Community” aims to end domestic abuse through community education and is put on by the Kumares, Kumpares of the Filipino American Outreach Team of the Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA). Call (650) 652-0800 ext. 115.

October 11 - The Ifugao Music and Dance ensemble of Banaue performs at Sacramento State University's Union Ballroom at 7:30 p.m. in Sacramento, California. Call Kularts at (415) 239-0249 or visit www.kularts.org.

October 12 - Marco Sison live at Perlas Ng Silanganan Restaurant in Woodside, New York at 9 p.m. Admission fee is $45 at the door (dinner included). For early reservations contact (718) 779-2991; (718) 779-3272; (917) 691-2335; (201) 641-2726; (908) 229-0155.
• October 12 to 14 - The Philippine Nurses Association of America's 10th Eastern Regional Conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. This year's theme is "The Population We Care: Now and Beyond the 21st Century." The event will be hosted by the Philippine Nurses Association of Delaware Valley, Incorporated. Email garcia.maryjoy@gmail.com.

October 13 - "Philippine History Conference Constructing and Deconstructing Resistance in the Philippines: Centennial Legacies of Macario Sakay" at the Asian Studies Center of the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing, Michigan. Dr. Rico Jose from the University of the Philippines, Diliman will be the keynote speaker. Contact Dawn Ottevaere Nickeson at (517) 775-5263, ottevaer@msu.edu or go to www.h-net.org to learn more.

October 13 - Boston University's Filipino Student Association Fall Cultural Show at the Tsai Performance Center in Boston, Massachusetts. For ticket information call (617) 353-8725 or email tsaictr@bu.edu.

October 14 - "Soulful and Timeless" starring Martin Nievera with special guest Geneva Cruz at the Starlight Theatre, Balboa Park, San Diego, California. The show marks the singer’s 25th anniversary in Philippine showbusiness. Tickets are $37 (general admission), $47, $57 and $77. Call (619) 243-9751.

October 20 - The Filipino American Library's 7th Annual Gala at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Maria Quiban (Role Model), FilAm Arts (Community Service) and Bank of America (Corporate Philanthropy) are among this year's awardees. Cocktails will start at 6 p.m. and dinner, along with the program, at 7 p.m. Pre-sale dinner tickets are $125 each and $150 at the door. Contact Jonathan Lorenzo at (213) 382-0488, filamlibrary@sbcglobal.net or log on to www.filipinoamericanlibrary.org and www.myspace.com/filamlibrary.

October 20 - Mrs. Philippines Coronation Ball at the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas, Oregon at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30-$35. Call Fe Aguilar at (503) 256-9936.


mom2amara said...

I hate to say it. But I really don't think there's any Fil-Am events in my area... ((pout))

xiaolin momma said...

I;ve been to the FWB Conference before when it was here in CA. It was well worth going to! I'd definitely check it out if you are close:)
Thanks for posting this! I've been such a slacker lately, so this is just what I needed get movin!