Celebrating Filipino American History Month: Dawn Bohulano Mabalon

This month, we'll be highlighting Filipino American community leaders.

Today is the first day of Filipino American History Month (FAHM), started by the Filipino American National Historical Society. This month, we’ll be highlighting Filipino American community leaders.

To start, we are sharing a video of Prof. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, who passed away earlier this year. She sat down with our team to talk about her family’s history as part of our Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies initiative. The video is made by John C. Liau for CAAM.

Read more about the video and Dawn’s family here:

“Dawn’s knowledge of and connection to Filipino American history in Stockton made her a perfect participant in this project, and luckily, she had some home movies to contribute. The film, commissioned by CAAM and made by John Liau, talks about how Stockton was a hub for Filipino American labor activism, with many who worked in the farm fields. Folks like Carlos Bulosan and Larry Itliong came through Dawn’s grandfather’s Filipino restaurant in Stockton.”