Eat, sing, dance, and hear stories for Filipino American History Month

Start your day on October 14, Saturday at 12 noon by visiting the Filipino Young Professionals (FYP) Filipino Street Festival at Levy Park.  Visit the Filipino Food and T-shirt booth and buy some Filipino BBQ or a chicken lollipop.  You can pick up a limited printed edition t-shirt with artwork created by Kristian Kabuay, pre Filipino script, Baybayin artist.  The T-shirt will adorn the word “KAPWA”.  Kapwa is the core concept in Filipino personhood. Kapwa means how we are equal, and connected to our fellow human beings.  Click here to read more.

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Congress Approves the Congressional Gold Medal for WWII Filipino Veterans

What’s Next?

The Filipino Veteran Recognition and Education Project Region 7 leadership will be collecting the names of veterans qualified and/or next of kin who can receive a bronze replica of the Congressional Gold Medal.  Evidence of service must be provided to ensure you will be a medal recipient.  A letter of confirmation will then be sent by the Filipino Veteran Recognition and Education Project acknowledging your veteran as a recipient.

To add a name of a veteran to the roster please complete the following relevant form:

Filipino Veterans Enrollment Region 7: https://goo.gl/forms/UTS17nEDgR9u9D8G3

Deceased Veteran or Family Member/Relative: https://goo.gl/forms/AqBSurZmdRAhqxri1

2016 Events


Guest Lecture, Christy Poisot (ASIA 299) called “Discover Asia in Houston, February 24, 12:00 to 12:50, 254 of the Mechanical Laboratory (MEL) building Rice University


March 20, 2015 Bataan Memorial March, White Sands Missile Range


May 20, 2016:  Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – record your family stories on StoryCorp.org using the StoryCorp app via the White House Initiative for Asian American Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) initiative.

May 30, Kamayan with Yana Gilbuena, 6:30 p.m. at Boheme, 307 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006


Houston Asian American & Pacific Islander Film Festival June 9, 10, 11, 17, 18 featuring Little Manila

FANHS National Conference in New York City (June 22-26, 2016)


Date Event Where Time Price Who
Oct 2 2016 FAHM Kick Off –

Our DJ History


Lincoln Bar

5110 Washington Ave., Houston, TX 77007

Sun. 3:30-5:30 p.m. FREE FANHS members or new FANHS members or anyone curious about FANHS
Oct 8 2016 The Buffalo Soldiers and The Philippine War


Buffalo Soldier Museum

3816 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77004


Sat. 10-noon


$10 pp entry

Open Lunch at The Dunlavy on the Bayou after

FANHS President + PK McCarey led tour
Oct 12 2016 Mayor Proclamation of Filipino American History Month and Open Forum


BEST OF FILIPINIANA 9671 Bissonnet Houston Texas 77036 7:00 p.m. Free Various FilAm orgs including FANHS
Oct 15 2016 Filipino American History Film Fest + lectures


Rice University

Anderson Hall

Room 117




Noon – 5pm Gratis



Intergenerational Youth Panel

FilAm Author – Ray Burdeos

Filipino Martial Arts

Ancient preFilipino Script Baybayin

FILMS + Discussion

Duty to Country 20 min

Little Manila 30 min

Delano Manongs 30 min

Oct 19 OCA Tea Talk – Why is Filipino American History important for all Asian American History Red Cross

2700 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77098



Gratis All
Oct 22, 2016 Isang Mahal College Station All day dance competition SIFA-FANHS-
Connect with Miko Jao
Oct 29, 2016 Filipino Street Fest

We show 15 min film and have membership table.

Bayou City Pavilion 12noon – 6 pm Gratis



Members attend if possible.

2015 Events


December 19, Saturday, 4:30-8:00 p.m.:  Warrior Paint Party:  Lincoln Bar

December 15, Tuesday – DEADLINE CALL FOR PROPOSALS to the FANHS National Conference in New York.



November 19, Thursday, 5:30-8:00 p.m.:  Asian Americans in Houston:  A Kaleidoscope of Cultures Location:  The Heritage SocietyHouston_History_Magazine_Flier


October 27, Tuesday “Visions” Taping with Miya Shay, ABC-13


October 26, 2015 Advisory Board Meeting Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University

October 24, 2015 Warrior Paint Tour at Isang Mahal (One Love), College Station

October 2, 2015 FANHS-HTX goes to Washington D.C. for WHIAAPI!



July 26, 2015 Warrior Paint, 3-6 p.m., Hanh’s GalleryHonor-Our-Veterans-1



June 24, 2015,  Wednesday, 7 p.m., Lone Star College – Greenspoint:  Why Care About Oral History?


FANHS-HTX Chapter #32 is incorporated.