What does it mean to be Filipino in America? According to the most recent U.S. Census data, only about half of the 1.4 million Filipinos in California speak Tagalog, Ilocano or Visayan. Whether it is because of the pressures of assimilation, residual effects of colonialism and the perceived value of English as being more beneficial, many first and second-generation Filipino Americans are probing why they never learned their native language or why it never stuck. News story from KQED News.
Delve and savor literature by Pinay writers in time for this year's Third Filipino American International Book Festival in San Francisco (October 2nd-4th). Afterall, women have been writing amazing books about Filipino life and culture for as long as we can remember, and it makes no sense that our attentions be skewed so heavily in favor of the men’s. For the sake of those who need a greater push into spotlight, FilipiKNOW.net features 10 Filipino women writers whose works you definitely have to read.
News story courtesy of FilipiKNOW.net
The Filipino American Educators Association of California is proud to announce the 2015 FAEAC Conference at the Citizen Hotel in Sacramento California. Bringing together educators and supporters to share vital knowledge and create the vehicle for collaboration, as we work together to empower our students and shape the future.
The Conference will feature workshops being conducted by scholars in the forefront of the research and documentation of the history of the Filipino labor movement, as well as experienced organizers who have been promoting the teaching of Filipino American history for over a decade. This conference will be the perfect way to culminate Filipino American Heritage Month and to celebrate the establishment of Larry Itliong Day and the first school named after Filipino labor organizers, Philip Vera Cruz and Lary Itliong.
When the hashtag #GrowingUpFilipino became a trending topic, social media was ablaze. From Instagram posts to telling tweets, nostalgic people everywhere took to social media to post about what it was like to grow up in a Pinoy household.
News story courtesy of Asian Journal