NHERC announces Filipino American History Month events

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Date: Monday, September 26, 2016
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo North Hawaiʻi Education and Research Center (NHERC) is sponsoring a series of free community events in October in honor of Filipino American History Month. All of the following events will be held on Tuesdays in the NHERC conference room located at 45-539 Plumeria Street in

• October 4, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.: A panel discussion on the book Filipinas: Voices
from Daughters and Descendants of Hawaiʻi’s Plantation Era edited by Dr. Patricia

• October 11, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.: A discussion on the role of Filipinos in the labor
movement in Hawaiʻi, focusing on the contributions of the Sakadas of 1946

• October 18, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.: A screening and discussion of the film “The Delano
Manongs – Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers (UFW) Movement” on the
1965 Delano Grape Strike when Filipino and Mexican workers banded together to form
the UFW

• October 25, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.: A showing of original, historical/vintage film
footage and discussion about World War II in the Philippines and the role of Filipino
American guerrillas against the invading forces of Japan from 1941 – 1945

For more information, contact Momi Naughton at 775-8890.

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