Celebrating Filipino culture: Events scheduled for Filipino American Heritage Month

The UH Hilo community celebrates the richness of Filipino heritage, culture and scholarship.

Woman with parasol in traditional Filipino attire.
Barrio Fiesta 2016

The Filipino American Heritage Month organizing committee announces a variety of events this month in celebration of Filipino culture and scholarship.

This year’s celebration is unique. The Barrio Fiesta, which usually opens the month-long celebration is instead going to be held at the end of the month, where the Fiesta will serve as the opening ceremonies of the first International Conference on Multidisciplinary Filipino Studies as the campus welcomes researchers from around the world to share and exchange ideas, research and interest of the Filipinos and the Philippines.


FILM: Out Run.
DATE: Oct. 11, 2017.
TIME: 5:30 p.m.
PLACE: University Classroom Building, room 100.

Jennifer Rose
Jennifer Rose

SPEAKER: Jennifer Solidum Rose, director, UH Office of Institutional Equity.
TOPIC: Blanketed by Blame: A community-based approach to Eliminating Domestic Violence.
DATE: October 24, 2017.
TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
PLACE: Student Services Center, room W201.

EVENT: Barrio Fiesta.
DATE: Oct. 27, 2017.
TIME: 5:00 p.m.
PLACE: Campus Center Plaza.
The fiesta will include cultural dances of the Philippines performed by UH Hilo students of the Filipino Studies Program, the Bayanihan Club, and the Hilo Visayan Club. Also highlighted will be the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the sisterhood of Cabugao City, Philippines and Hawai‘i Island.

EVENT: First International Conference on Multidisciplinary Filipino Studies
DATE: Oct. 27-28, 2017.
PLACE: University Classroom Building

EVENT: Pinoy Cultural Night.
DATE: Nov. 3, 2017.
TIME: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
PLACE: Hale Kehau Turn Around.

Special exhibits will be on display at Mookini Library and elsewhere on campus throughout the month.


County of Hawai‘i Council through Valerie Poindexter, Eileen OHara and Maile David, co-sponsored by UH Hilo College of Agriculture, Minority Access and Achievement Program, Philosophy Department, Bayanihan Club, Big Island Filipino Community Council, Congress of Visayan Organizations Foundation, Big Island Community Council.


Rodney Jubilado and Norman Arancon.