Filipinx-American History Month Celebration
Hosted by FANHS-UT

October 2020, Salt Lake City

About The Events

About The Events

Join FANHS Utah Chapter as we celebrate this year's Filipino-American History Month with a series of weekly events to get to know Filipinx-American history and activism. We'll kick off the month with an official recognition of October as Filipino American History Month from the state of Utah, and keep the party going with readings from notable Filipina-American poets, hip hop demonstrations, film screenings, and more!

Read more about FAHM

Why We Celebrate FAHM (Huffington Post)

8 Books to Read in Honor of FAHM (Bitch Media)

Why It Is Important to Know the Story of Filipino-American Larry Itliong (Smithsonian Magazine)

Where

Online via live video platforms

When

Every week of
October 2020

Events

The line-up of events for Utah's Filipinx-American History Month

Event 1

UT Proclamation of FAHM

Click here to view state recognition of October as Filipino American History Month.

Event 2

Filipina Poetics: Letters to Young Brown Girls

Join us for a reading from Barbara Jane Reyes and Paula Jane Mendoza.

Event 3

Book Club: I Was Their American Dream

Join us for our book club meeting on Malaka Gharib's graphic memoir "I Was Their American Dream."

event 4

History of Filipino Migration with Migrante USA

Join us and Migrante USA to learn about the history and policies that affected Filipino migration to the US starting in the early 1900s.

Event 3

History Lesson with Kirby Tayag Araulo

Join FANHS - UT and Kuya Kirby Pábalan-Táyag Aráullo for an exciting Filipino-American history lesson. Our topic is Forgotten Luzones: the First 'Filipinos' in 'America'.

event 4

Filipino Hip-Hop Lesson Live with Hero Thomas

Come break a sweat with us and Hero Thomas! Event will be held on Zoom (for the full session) and on Instagram Live.

Event 7

Baybayin Workshop

Baybayin is an ancient pre-colonial Philippine writing system. Join our lesson to learn the history of its use and how you can use this script today.

Event 8

Talk-Story Night: Filipinos, Hawaii, and Hawaiians with Hui Hawai'i o Utah

FANHS + Hui Hawai'i o Utah coming together to discuss the history and relationship between Filipinos and Hawaiians.

Event Schedule

Here is our event schedule

Click on each week for a list of events occurring for that week of October.

Filipina Poetics

Event 2 Filipina Poetics

Register here to attend. Registrants and attendees get a chance to win a copy of Reyes's and Mendoza's books.

migration

Event 3 History of Filipino Migration with Migrante USA

Register by emailing fanhs.utah@gmail.com or clicking here to attend.

Talk-Story Night

Event 4 Talk-Story Night: Filipinos, Hawaii, and Hawaiians with Hui Hawai'i o Utah

FANHS + Hui Hawai'i o Utah coming together to discuss the history and relationship between Filipinos and Hawaiians. Email fanhs.utah@gmail.com or register here for the zoom link.

Kirby

Event 5 History Lesson with Kirby Tayag Araulo

Register by emailing fanhs.utah@gmail.com or clicking here to attend.

Book Club

Event 6 Book Club

Register by emailing fanhs.utah@gmail.com to attend. You can purchase or borrow available book copies through the SLC library.

Baybayin

Event 7 Baybayin Workshop with PEAU and KayaStyleKo

Join our Baybayin workshop! Email fanhs.utah@gmail.com or register here for the zoom link.

Hip Hop

Event 8 Filipino Hip-Hop Lesson Live with Hero Thomas

Email fanhs.utah@gmail.com for the Zoom link to join the entire session live. Follow@fanhs.utah on IG to see an Instagram Live (streaming for a limited time). Stay tuned here for more updates

Scholarship Winners

The Felicidad Soriano Hipol Scholars

About the Scholarship

Felicidad “Fely” Soriano Hipol was a leader in the Filipino-American community in Utah and served in various capacities for the Pilipino American Association of Utah (PAAU), the Asian Association of Utah, and the Utah Asian Pacific Festival (now Utah Asian Festival). This scholarship is to carry on the legacy of her charismatic and altruistic spirit. The awardees are exemplary students who embody the values of dedication, volunteerism, and giving back to the Filipino-American community.

Event 1

El Gian Lepon

(2020 winner)

As people pass by various strangers, obstacles, and confidantes, El Gian Lepon possesses a greater kindness to everyone he meets and sees. Through this important trait, he is able to touch the lives of his race, the Filipino American race, in his community. By utilizing his talents with the violin, piano, and voice, performers and audiences from different cultures may recognize his loyalty, dedication, and effort towards the Filipino American community. Other than musical talents, El Gian does not fall short on his studies, finishing at the highest rank out of all the students in his school for the high school graduating class of 2020.

Event 2

Justin Angelo Meneses

(2019 winner)

Hi! My name is Justin Meneses and I am currently a fourth-year student pursuing Medical Laboratory Science at the University of Utah. I chose this field of study because I want to explore more about medicine through research and clinical testing. That being said, I am also currently employed at ARUP Laboratories as a Processing Technician. Shuffling full time work and full time school is challenging, but when I find time for leisure activities, I spend time preparing desserts (especially Filipino desserts I grew up eating such as puto and buko pandan). When I’m not preparing food, you’ll probably find me in bed catching up with my sleep Haha.

Event 2

Jae Sophia Zuno

(2018 1st place winner)

My name is JaeSophia Zuno and I am the daughter of Jason and Raquel Zuno. I am full Filipino and grew up all over the United States but spent most of my years here in Utah. I attended West High School here in Salt Lake, graduating in the top 5% of my 550 student senior class, and obtained my IB diploma. I am currently an undergraduate student at the University of Utah, working towards a degree in both Biology and Chemistry. I'm involved all around campus and am currently a member of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity. I am also an undergraduate researcher at the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics at the U, studying genetic variation. In the future, I hope to attend med school and become a pediatric surgeon. In my free time, I volunteer at Odyssey Elementary school and help teach kids how to read & volunteer at Lakeview Hospital and visit patients to keep them company. My hobbies include baking, spending time with my family and friends, and any kind of water activity. I also love to watch sporting events whenever I have time.

Event 2

Michael Galvez

(2018 2nd place winner)

My name is Mikey and I am currently a student at the University of Utah. My current major is in professional chemistry, in which I hope to become a research scientist in the future. At the moment I am working at ARUP as a lab technician for COVID testing to gain more experience. I also enjoy going on roadtrips as I love serene views!

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