Kick off Filipino American History Month with activities and food on Oct. 7, 2010
by Kathleen McCoy |
Thursday, Oct. 7, 6-8 p.m.
Fine Arts Building, Room 116
Did you know that earliest documented presence of Filipinos in Alaska was in 1788? Or that the earliest documented presence of Filipinos in the continental United States was in 1587?
The University of Alaska Anchorage and the Alaskero Partnership Organization is celebrating Filipino American History Month every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. This Thursday, Oct. 7 in Room 116 of the Arts Building located at 3640 Alumni Drive, will kick off this month-long celebration of Filipino American History with food, games, and a short documentary film. This event is free and open to the public.
This event was sponsored by the University of Alaska Anchorage AHAINA Student Programs, Department of Psychology, Department of Health Sciences, SOFAS, and the Office of Diversity and Compliance.
Mayor Dan Sullivan proclaimed October 2010 as Filipino American History Month, Governor Sean Parnell made a similar proclamation, and the Alaska State Legislature passed a similar resolution during the last legislative session.
The Filipino American National Historical Society established this celebration in 1988. According to the U.S. Census, Filipinos comprise the second largest Asian group in the United States and there are approximately 12,000 Filpinos living in Alaska.
Help kick off Filipino American History Month with games, documentaries and discussion. You do not need to be Filipino to attend the event. There will be Filipino food provided. It is free and open to the public.
This event is sponsored by the Department of Psychology. For more information, please contact Dr. EJ David at (907) 786-6778 or email@example.com.