Since the establishment of the Filipino American National Historical Society in 1982, these conferences have provided leadership in academic research, community development, student advocacy, and most importantly the recognition of Filipino American contributions to the historical fabric of the United States. FANHS was established to promote understanding, education, enlightenment, appreciation, and enrichment through the identification, gathering, preservation, and dissemination of Filipino American history and culture. FANHS is the organization that proclaimed October as Filipino American History Month in 1988, which has been recognized by U.S. Congress, Senate, NYC Mayors Bill de Blasio and Michael Bloomberg, and President Barack Obama. Furthermore, FANHS members have published many books over the years to highlight the communities represented by our 30+ National Chapters, including Filipinos in New York - Images of America.
The 2016 conference theme is A Pin@y State of Mind: Building with Our Roots. As we engage our families and communities, how has our individual and collective history/ies allowed us to build and grow? What can we learn from our experiences as Filipino Americans? We encourage and invite sessions that explore this theme as well as any other topics pertaining to Filipino American experiences or histories.
Highlights of the conference proceedings include workshops and lectures; a tour of New York City; the first FANHS Filipino American film festival (produced by Emmy-Award winning producer/director Marissa Aroy); an author’s reception (featuring New York Times bestseller Mia Alvar); the first FANHS Fashion Show (featuring local designers in New York City); and a gala on the Hornblower Infinity (with breathtaking sites of the Statue Liberty, Freedom Tower, and other sites along the Hudson River). Confirmed speakers include the Honorable Lorna Schofield (the first Filipino American federal judge in the U.S.); Jose Antonio Vargas (Pulitzer Prize Winner and producer of the film Undocumented, Geena Rocero (model, advocate, and Ted Talk speaker); Joe Bataan (Musician, King of Latin Soul); Ernabel Demillo (3-time Emmy nominated journalist); Menchu Sanchez, RN (President Obama’s honoree for her efforts during Hurricane Sandy); and Jason Tengco (Deputy Director, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders).
We would like to extend an invitation to you or your corporation to participate in some or all of the following:
• FANHS 2016 Sponsorship Initiative (for general operations or student travel awards)
• FANHS Souvenir Program Advertising/Greeting Form
• FANHS Vendor/Exhibitor Program
Your generous contribution will be highly appreciated, and as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation your receipt will serve as your documentation. Finally, for further information about FANHS and conference updates, you may visit our website at www.fanhs2016.com or send us email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kevin Nadal, Ph.D.
FANHS 2016 Conference Coordinator FANHS National Trustee
P.S. All donations can be made via our Eventbrite Page (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/16th-biennial-fanhs-national-conference-tickets-18479068391) or PayPal (www.paypal.com), addressed to email@example.com. You can also send a check or money order; please email Dolores Alic at firstname.lastname@example.org for the address.