Vangie Buell''s story is important to our culture and to hear it first-hand is precious to our history in the United States. Vangie is the Filipino American community's Maya Angelou. So BE there. Bring your daughters, your nieces, your sisters, your aunts, your women friends, your mothers. Bring the girls in your neighborhood to meet Vangie.
Among the dignitaries who came and spoke lovingly of Alice at her funeral this past Monday were former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and US Rep. Anna Eshoo. They joined virtually every Filipino American elected official in the San Francisco Bay Area to pay their final respects to the one San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee called “the Grand Dame of Filipino American Politics”. News story from TheInquirer.net