Alaskero Partnership Organizers

The Alaskero Partnership Organizers is a workgroup of Filipino American UAA faculty and community members seeking to increase visibility, vitality, and sense of community among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (API), especially youth. Strategies used to accomplish these goals involve researching and addressing issues among API communities and providing API content driven educational programs in order reinforce the importance of education as a source of empowerment and positive change.



Contact the Alaskero Partnership:

Dr. Gabriel Garcia

Assistant Professor of Public Health
University of Alaska Anchorage, Department of Health Sciences
T. 907.786.6532 | F. 907.786.6572


October is Filipino American History Month

Stay tuned for announcements on Filipino American History Month events in October 2015


Past Events:

Meet, Greet, and Eat with the Filharmonic
Thursday, October 9, 2014

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Dharma Hot Yoga Studio (3020 Minnesota Dr. Ste 8-B)

Filharmonic Flyer

Filipino American Film and Fiesta
Saturday, October 18, 2014
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Student Union Cafeteria

October is Filipino American History Month. It commemorates the anniversary of the arrival of the first Filipinos in America on October 18, 1587. Filipino Americans are one of the largest and fastest growing minority groups in our nation and state. More than 12,000 Filipinos reside in Anchorage and more than 19,000 reside in the entire state of Alaska. A significant portion of the UAA community are Filipino Americans and at least three are tenured faculty.

In celebration of Filipino American History Month, we invite you to the "Filipino American Film and Fiesta" event on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 3 PM to 5 PM at the Student Union Cafeteria. This event is FREE and open to the public—so bring your family and friends and invite your students. There will be food, performances, prizes, and, of course, screening of the documentary, The Learning, by a Filipina-American filmmaker, Ramona Diaz. The Learning is a film about four Filipina teachers from the Philippines recruited to teach in inner city Baltimore. To watch the trailer of the documentary, visit:

This event is sponsored by UAA's Diversity Action Council, Office of Campus Diversity and Compliance, Women's Studies, Journalism and Communication, and Center for Community Engagement and Learning.

FAHM_2014 Flyer