Filipino American National Historical Society
Designed by Herb Delute, Judy Patacsil
FANHS contributed to Filipino Studies curriculum and was founded by Dorothy and Fred Cordova. FANHS with over 40 US chapters initiated the nationwide movement to commemorate October as Filipino American History Month (FAHM). FANHS San Diego Chapter hosted the 2014 National FANHS Conference and consistently celebrates FAHM on college campuses and at countless community events.
The Mission of FANHS
The Mission of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) is:
To promote understanding, education, enlightenment, appreciation, and enrichment through the identification, gathering, preservation and dissemination of the history and culture of Filipino Americans in the United States.
To learn more about FANHS visit: http://fanhs-national.org/filam/
The Founders of FANHS
FANHS was founded by Dorothy and Fred Cordova. They were actively involved in the Filipino American community on the West Coast which included establishing of the Far West Conventions. In the early 1980s, the Cordova’s focused their work to form a new organization, FANHS, where Dorothy is Founder and Executive Director. The late Fred Cordova, the author of Filipinos: Forgotten Asian Americans, served as Founding President Emeritus, Trustee, and Archivist of FANHS.
FANHS is Nationwide
October is Filipino American History Month
- FANHS was the first to pass a resolution to commemorate Filipino American History Month.Click here for the FANHS original proposal.
- The United States Congress passed subsequent Resolutions to Recognize October as Filipino American History Month nationally in 2009, 2010, and in 2011. Thank you to all the friends of FANHS nationwide and in D.C. who made it possible.
The First Filipinos of California
at Morro Bay, Coleman Park
Founding of FANHS
FANHS San Diego was founded as the 18th Chapter of this national organization and established in 1995.
Courtesy of Herb Delute
- Interaction with others on an equal basis
- Sensitivity to and regard for others
- Respect and concern
- Helping each others
- Understanding each other’s limitations
- Rapport with and acceptance of others
FANHS San Diego Chapter
Smithsonian Booklet, Filipinos in SD Book, and Itliong-Vera Cruz Bridge Dedication Program
Courtesy of Judy Patacsil
CGM Booklet, Journey for Justice Flier, and Miramar College Certificate of Performance
Courtesy of Judy Patacsil
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