2011 FAHSC CALENDAR
PASSPORT TO THE PHILIPPINES
June 9 - 12, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011, 6:00p.m. - 7:30p.m. (Free Admission)
Saturday, June 11, 2011, 11:00a.m. - 3:00p.m. (CCM Admission)
Sunday, June 12, 2011, 11:00a.m. - 3:00p.m. (CCM Admission)
Chicago Childrens Museum at Navy Pier; 700 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL
Visit Chicago Children’s Museum website (passporttophilippines.org) for specific rates. Contact Ruben Salazar, Email email@example.com or call (630) 969-2971.
CELEBRATING HISTORICAL MILESTONES
Saturday, March 19th 1:00-4:00
CPL Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL
The Filipino American Historical Society of Chicago (FAHSC) announces its “Good-bye Winter Welcome Spring” program with its first event of the year at the CPL Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Avenue, Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. It is free and open to the public. RSVP to the email:firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 773-947-8696. Email and inform your friends about this event.
January 18 - February 1, 2011
The FAHSC mission is all about history. On this occasion FAHSC will acknowledge these significant historical milestones – the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps, the 150th Anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal, the 25th anniversary of FAHSC, and the 77th anniversary of the Tydings-McDuffie Act.
The program will consist of a short, one-act play, Who is Jose Rizal?, by the Larry and Ginger Leopoldo Family about Dr. Jose Rizal's meaning to the youth. Two Peace Corps volunteers will relate stories about their Philippine experiences with visual presentations. Ted Kirpach, a member of the CIRCA/Pintig Filipino American Theatre Group, served in southern Philippines in the 1980s. Melissa Shoemaker's assignment was more recent, having served from 2002-’04 in Nueva Ecija.
March 1st marks the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps. President John F. Kennedy signed the law establishing the Volunteer organization in 1966 sending Americans to serve in 139 countries. The first country to receive volunteers was Ghana.
Other sessions are tentatively planned focusing on stories of other Peace Corps volunteers. If you know of other Peace Corps volunteers to the Philippines and other countries who would like to contribute to the oral history program, please contact Estrella Alamar at email@example.com.
The afternoon schedule will commence at 1:00 pm with light refreshments during arrival time. The program will begin at 1:45 pm and end at 4:00 pm. Join the FAHSC for an interesting and educational afternoon. Let's welcome Spring together!
MY PHILIPPINES by Sherry Avila
(Photography © Sherry Avila)
Mather’s Lifeway Cafe, 7134 West Higgins, Chicago IL
Photography exhibit by Sherry Avila, documenting a February, 2009
mission trip to the Philippines. Location: Mather Cafe
MAY 15th - July 25th, 2010
SINGGALOT (THE TIES THAT BIND)
Filipinos in America, from Colonial Subjects to Citizens
American Indian Center, Trickster Gallery
This exhibit, hosted by the Filipino American Historical Society of Chicago, traces Filipino presence in North America, from Colonial Subjects to Citizens. It celebrates 100 years of Filipino migration to the United States and vividly portrays the social history and the development of the Filipino community in America. This thirty panel presentation details the rich history, culture, achievements and contributions of Filipinos, honoring early pioneers and the determined generations who came after them.
“SINGGALOT (The Ties That Bind)” was developed by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The national tour has been made possible by Farmers Insurance. ABS-CBN International is the national media sponsor.
Thank You/Salamat to those who volunteered, supported and attended the Filipino American Historical Society of Chicago's Singgalot exhibit.
MARCH 28, 2010
SINGGALOT BENEFIT CONCERT
Featuring Ester Hana, singer, pianist and composer
Chant Restaurant, 1509 E. 53rd Street
Chicago, IL 60615