Filipino-American History Month
Celebrated every October, Mission College celebrates the history of Filipinos in America.
Link to the Calendar of Events for Filipino-American National Historical Society that include local events that folks in the Southbay can attend if they’re interested.
Labor (two parts : agriculture and healthcare)
- Past: Who was Larry Itliong and why is he important to our understanding of the labor movement?
- Present: Why are so many Filipinx work as nurses in our healthcare sytem?
- Advocacy: The Filipino Community Center: a grassroots organization dedicated to help and advocate on the behalf of Filipinx communities here in the Bay Area
- Present: How the Supreme Court’s decision over DACA (Deferred Action of Children Arrival) will have an impact on undocumented Filipinx immigrants/students?
- Advocacy: Mission College’s Dreamers Student Resources and Undocumented Student Week of Action activities (October 19-22, 2020). See dreamers.missioncollege.edu for what we are doing for DACA students.
- Past: Why did Filipinos signed up to service in U.S. military services?
- Present:Fil-Am soldiers doing the Don’t Rush “Bebot” Challenge as a recognition of their service
- Advocacy: Mission College’s VALOR Veteran Center
- Past:“Global Divas” by Martin F. Manalansan IV (2003) examines the history of Filipino gay men diaspora overseas or Karen Buenavista Hanna’s research that explores the history Filipinx LGBTQ in the third world liberation movement of the 1970s (video lecture)
- Present: A look on how Asian LGBTQ are experiencing double hate—racism and homophobia--- during Covid-19 Pandemic
- Advocacy: list of API LGBTQ Groups in the Bay Area
Social Justice / Activism
- Past:History of the Filipinx student organization Philippine American Collegiate Endeavor (PACE) founded in 1967 and its participation in the multiracial Third World Liberation Front student strike that led to the formation of the first ethnic studies department among American universities – additional interview with Patrick Salaver who founded PACE
- Present: Filipinx participation and showing solidarity for Black Lives Matter movement here in the Bay Area
- Advocacy: Why Fil-Ams should support Black Lives Matter