Celebrating Filipino American History Month

In celebration of Filipino American Heritage Month, check out CAAM's educational and media resources that bright to light the stories and experiences of the diverse Filipino and Filipino American community.

October is recognized as Filipino American History Month, where the contributions of the Filipino and Filipino American community are celebrated in the United States. How do you plan on honoring and celebrating Filipino American history? Here are some resources about Filipino Americans, courtesy of CAAM.

From “A Dollar a Day, Tens Cents a Dance.”

Check out our educational and media resources that bring to light the stories and experiences of the diverse Filipino and Filipino American community. Here’s a list of CAAM’s catalog of educational media resources and films about the Filipino and Filipino American community. The programs in CAAM’s collection are perfect for colleges, universities, museums, companies, professional organizations, K-12 schools, public community colleges, public libraries, and non-profit community organizations. All are available for purchase or rent.

Watch clips from the Bohulano Family home movies in and the Udo Family home movies in CAAM’s Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies online archive. If you are a Comcast subscriber, you can also watch the Bohulano Family home movie on XFINITY ASIA online and on Cinema Asian America throughout the month of October.

Catch Delano Manongs, a documentary by Marissa Aroy about Filipino farm worker organizers in California. CAAM is proud to present two screenings of Delano Manongs (CAAMFest 2014 Closing Night Presentation) at De Anza College in Cupertino, CA this month. Delano Manongs tells the oft-overlooked story of how Filipino leader Larry Itliong and the thousands of Filipino farm workers rallied with their Chicano comrades to form the United Farm Workers. Their inspiring fight brought national attention to the plight of the working class and formed a legacy still celebrated today. The first screening will be on Tuesday, October 14 from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM and will include a conversation with the film’s director Marissa Aroy. The second screening will be on Thursday, October 16 from 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM and will feature a conversation with Johnny Itliong, the son of labor movement leader Larry Itliong.

Both screenings are free and an RSVP is not required. However, space is limited and we recommend that you arrive early. View and download the screening flyer (PDF) here and instructions to the Hinson Campus Center Conference here (PDF). If you have questions or need more information, please contact Tom Izu at 408-864-8986izutom [AT] deanza.edu.

Main image: Larry Itliong, arriving at AWOC meeting in Central Valley, sitting in a car with the door open, smoking a cigar. Early 1960’s. ©1976 George Ballis/Take Stock/The Image Works.

Update: We have updated it to Filipino American History Month (from Heritage Month) to reflect the fact that Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) established Filipino American History Month in 1992.