Filipinx/o/a American History Month,, opens a new window which honors the history and legacy of Filipinos in the United States. The Philippines is a country located in the Pacific Ocean that is made up of over 7,000 islands with over 100 ethnolinguistic groups. The earliest recorded presence of Filipinos in the United States was on October 18, 1587, in what is now Morro Bay, California. Filipino American History Month was first introduced in 1992 by the late Dr. Fred Cordova and his wife, Dr. Dorothy Laigo Cordova, (founder of Filipino American National Historical Society, opens a new window). It wasn’t until 2009 that the U.S. Congress officially declared October as Filipino American History Month.October is
In celebration of this month, learn history through food and art!
Meryenda and Learn With The Sago Show
Your favorite Filipino dishes, served with a side of history. Meryenda and Learn (Meryenda meaning 'snack' in Tagalog) combine the delights of Filipino food with engaging educational sessions about Filipino history. Rachel of The Sago Show, opens a new window will provide a meryenda and lead an educational discussion related to Filipino history and current events. The lecture portion of the session is followed by a shared meryenda and an interactive Q&A session. Registration is required.
Rice, Sugar and Coconut: Why Land Is Life in the Philippines
Learn about the history of farming in the Philippines and how the country is a top producer of several agricultural products, like rice, sugar and coconut — which we use to make a favorite dessert, Biko! Biko is a traditional Filipino rice cake made of coconut milk, sticky rice and sugar.
Colonization and Cassava Cake: How Did Filipino History Impact Our Food?
How did Cassava end up in the Philippines from Latin America? Why is spaghetti sold at fast food restaurants in the Philippines? Learn about the impact of colonization on Filipino cuisine. Cassava cake is a traditional Filipino dessert made of grated cassava, coconut milk, milk, eggs and sugar.
Sip and Paint With Artist Veecaps
Join us for Sip and Paint! Balay Kreative resident artist, Vivian Capulong will be teaching us about the significance of the Jeepney and making it come alive through paint. All skill levels welcome! Materials and non-alcoholic drinks are included for this in-person event. Children must be accompanied by a guardian.
Join us for Sip and Paint! Balay Kreative resident artist, Vivian Capulong will be teaching us about the significance of the Sarimanok and making it come alive through paint. All skill levels welcome! Materials and non-alcoholic drinks are included for this in-person event. Children must be accompanied by a guardian.
Celebrate Filipinx American History Month 2023 through the history, culture and stories written by Filipinx/a/o authors!