FAHM 2021 SAN JOSE SERIES

FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH (FAHM) 2021 SAN JOSE SERIES

October marks the beginning of Filipino American History Month (FAHM)!

We’re pleased to announce the 2021 Filipino American History Month (FAHM) San Jose Series, a series of virtual and community-based events and workshops taking place throughout October produced by the Filipino American Communities Together (FACT) San Jose Collaborative to observe FAHM.

Throughout the month of October, L.E.A.D Filipino will host and co-host numerous FAHM family-friendly and community-based events to promote Filipina/x/o culture, contributions, and achievements throughout American history.

Check out the calendar of events for the 2021 FAHM SJ Series!

2021 FAHM SJ SERIES CALENDAR

SJ PINOYTOWN TOURS – EVERY SUNDAY IN OCTOBER

The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) Santa Clara Valley Chapter will be hosting free SJ Pinoytown Walking Tours every Sunday (10a-12p) during Filipino American History Month (FAHM).

These tours are historical, educational, socially-distant and welcome to all community members that seek to learn more about the hidden histories of San Jose’s once-thriving Pinoytown.

2021 FAHM SJ Pinoytown Tours:

– Sunday, October 3

– Sunday, October 10

– Sunday, October 17

– Sunday, October 24

2021 tours are currently sold out, but to get on the wait list please contact: pinoytownsj@gmail.com.

LIBRORATION BOOK CLUB EVENT – OCT 20

Celebrate Filipino American History Month (FAHM) with the members of the Libroration Book Club by discussing “America is Not the Heart” by Pinay author Elaine Castillo. Elaine Castillo’s debut novel, America Is Not the Heart, tells the captivating story of a Filipinx family living abroad in the shadow of the Philippines’ dictatorial Marcos regime.

The Libroration Book Club’s organizers will facilitate a discussion that promotes shared understanding, learning, and emotional safety as we engage in topics that intersect with our lived experiences, identity, and family stories.

Participation in the Libroration is free! We just ask that you come ready to discuss and share your reflections on “America is Not the Heart.”

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
6:00 – 8:00 PM (PST)

RSVP or Questions: info@leadfilipino.org
*Zoom link provided upon RSVP confirmation.

FLY PINAYS PUSO TO PUSO ART WORKSHOP – OCT 27

Since the start of the pandemic, L.E.A.D Filipino’s Fly Pinays Committee has tirelessly worked to continue hosting regular virtual workshops for our growing community of Pinay women and girls. Through our regular programming, our Fly Pinays Committee presents our “Puso to Puso” Series.

Celebrate FAHM with our Fly Pinays Committee in a special “Puso to Puso” Talk with Art Director and Founder of Empire in The Air, ChiChai Mateo in a free workshop focused on art, expression and creation.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
7:00 – 8:30 PM (PST)


Register: bit.ly/p2p-creatives
Questions: info@leadfilipino.org

FAHM JAM FESTIVAL – OCT 29

The Filipino American History Month (FAHM) JAM Festival is a re-presentation of San Jose’s Street Jam.

Street Jam was a FilAm produced community block party that took place in Downtown San Jose every summer from 1994-2001. Street Jam attracted crowds from across the San Francisco Bay Area, state, and nation. Bringing together turn tablists, break dancers, performers, singers, and more, many musical and lyrical legends visited San Jose through the Street Jam production.

FAHM JAM pays homage and celebrates FilAm talent through art, music, and honoring our community’s historic contributions in the United States.

Friday, October 29, 2021
San Jose Flea Garden
5:00 – 9:00 PM (PST)

Read more about FAHM JAM Festival

WHY OCTOBER?

Why October?

October marks the month-long celebration of Filipino American History Month, known nationwide as FAHM. In October of 2009, Congress passed House Resolution (H.R.) 780, designating the month of October as Filipino American History Month in the United States.

The earliest records that we know indicate that captive Filipinos that were fleeing Spanish conquistadors settled in Morro Bay on October 8, 1587. This means that Filipinos were the first Asians to set foot on the continent of North America.

Across a span of 484 years, including significant economic industrial, innovative, and civil movements, Filipinos have contributed to the invention and creation of the United States as we know it today. Standing as one of the largest Asian diasporas in the country at 4 million, FAHM is a time of celebration for FilAms throughout the United States.