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Celebrate Filipino American History Month

by Alicia Reyes on 2019-09-23T15:09:00-07:00 | Comments

In celebration of Filipino American History Month in October, the Filipino American National Historical Society brings together three Filipina writers and a social documentary photographer for an afternoon of author readings and a slideshow. Join us for the Pinay Visionaries: Celebrating Filipino Women event on Sunday, October 6th from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm at the Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room A. 

Hear Book readings by three Filipina writers 

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Lisa Suguitan Melnick

In "Ampalaya Epiphany," her contribution to the food anthology The New Filipino Kitchen, Lisa Suguitan Melnick is reminded of the hands of her Uncle Epifanio (Epiphany) as her own hands chop ampalaya (bitter melon) usugiri (thin cut) style.

 

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Patty Enrado

Patty Enrado's debut novel highlights a compelling but buried piece of American history: the Filipino-American contribution to the farm labor movement. A Village In The Fields pays tribute to the sacrifices that Filipino immigrant farm workers made to bring justice to the fields.

 

Book Cover with Title & Author

Janet Stickmon

How would you explain today's social climate to Black parents visiting from other planets? In letters with topics ranging from the politics of hair to generational wealth, Janet Stickmon offers practical advice on how to raise our Black children to be happy, confident, and resilient.

 

View a slideshow of photos from a social documentary photographer

James Sobredo, PH.D. will share a slideshow of photos from his exhibit, “The Transnational Migration: Images and Stories from the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Barcelona.”


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