FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Filipino Americans Coming Together San Jose (FACTsj) Coalition Presents Filipino American History Month Flag Raising & Lighting Ceremony
SAN JOSE, CA – The Filipino Americans Coming Together San Jose (FACTsj) Coalition in partnership with San Jose City Councilmember Magdalena Carrasco will present a Filipino American History Month Flag Raising & Lighting Ceremony in San Jose, the 10th largest city in America, at San Jose City Hall on October 14, 2022 featuring Deputy Consul General Raquel Solano and Consul Rowena Pangilinan-Daquipil of the Philippines Republic from San Francisco, On-Air Radio Host Row, FIRST 5 Commissioner Cora Tomalinas, food from Latin Asian Fusion Food Truck, and artistic performances and cultural dances from local Filipino organizations.
Filipino American History Month is celebrated every October to commemorate the first known landfall of Filipinos in Morro Bay on October 8th over 435 years ago. At a population of 1.5 million in California, Filipinos remain one of the largest Asian groups in the state and country. Contributing to innovation, invention and social advancement, Filipinos continue to leave an indelible mark on our collective American history and cultural fabric.
The Filipino Flag Raising & Lighting Ceremony will be held at San Jose City Hall on October 14, 2022 from 6-8 P.M. At sunset, San Jose City Hall will be lit in blue, red and yellow – the colors of the Philippines – for a period of seven days. Welcoming all community members, the event is free and open to the public.
FACTsj is a coalition of local nonprofit, grassroots and service organizations including LEAD Filipino, Bayani Ng Kabataan Filipino School, Filipino Youth Coalition, Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) Santa Clara Valley Chapter, San Jose Pinoytown Tours, Kawayan Folk Arts, Malaya Movement South Bay and many others that produce public cultural and arts events every Filipino American History Month.
Tickets can be reserved at: https://tinyurl.com/fahmsjflag.