This year, Alaskero Partnership Organizers were featured in UAA's The Northern Light in the article, "Filipino-American Population Thrives in Alaska" by Nita Mauigoa.

 

 

Fiesta Alaskero, October 5th. 6pm-9:30pm. University of Alaska Student Union

By popular demand, Fiesta Alaskero was brought back to celebrate Filipino American History Month in 2012. A blend of entertainment and education, performers and audience members commemorated the work of those who came before us, celebrated the talented and dedicated Filipino Americans in our community today, and empowered ourselves to continue the work our manongs and manangs for future generations.To see videos and photographs of the event, please click on this link.

Sponsors:

UAA Center for Community Engagement and Learning

UAA Diversity Action Council

UAA Office of Campus Diversity and Compliance

Filipino American National Historical Society, Alaska Chapter 

Filipino Community of Anchorage, Alaska Inc.

Kaladi Brothers

And a special thank you to ONDAGO Mobile Entertainment for DJing the entire event and to UAA Advancement for photographing the event!

 
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Filipino American History Month Book Display, October 8th to October 31st. Consortium Library. University of Alaska Anchorage.

FAHM book display 

 

Filipino American History Month presentations to Anchorage Schools

This year we were invited to teach elementary and middle school students an introduction to Filipino American history. Each class was unique but shared one common reaction: every student was excited to learn more about Filipino American history and, hopefully, more aware of the role they play in making history.

Schools:

Willowcreek Elementary School: 5th graders.APO teacher: Dr. Gabriel Garcia. October 17th.

Willowcreek Elementary School: 6th graders. APO teacher: Christine Marasigan. October 17th.

Clark Middle School: Filipino club. APO teachers: Dr. Gabriel Garcia, Mariecris Gatlabayan, and Christine Marasigan. October 17th.

Clark Middle School: Polynesian Club. APO teachers: Dr. Gabriel Garcia, Mariecris Gatlabayan, and Christine Marasigan. October 18th.

APO members in front of Filipino American History Month display at Clark Middle School.