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2022 Filipino American HISTORY Month is in October!

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Welcome to Filipino American History Month where we educate, meditate, and reflect on how FAHM affects those in the diaspora and the Fil-Am community.

In October 1992 was the first time that Filipino American History Month (FAHM) was celebrated in the United States – a year after FANHS passed a proclamation (spearheaded by Fred Cordova). Since then, FAHM has been celebrated annually all over the country – with initiatives by FANHS chapters, local community nonprofit groups, government organizations, and college student organizations. In 2009, U.S. Congress declared October as FAHM, and in 2015, President Obama celebrated the first FAHM at the White House. 

Below is a list of events going on in Houston, Texas and virtually where you can become more aware and empowered to celebrate this long time tradition and support Filipino American National Historical Society.

Saturday, October 1, 2022
Kick off FAHM with FAHNS-HTX! (Filipino American HISTORY Month)
Be More Pacific Houston
506 Yale Street Ste E. Houston, Texas 77007

Saturday/Sunday, October 8 – 9, 2022
FANHS Auction

Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Know My Kuwento Workshop #1
bit.ly/KnowMyKuwento
FREE – Early Bird Special | Discount Code: FREEOCT11
Ends Sunday, October 2, 2022 | 11:59 pm CDT
$25 – General Admissions


Thursday – Sunday, October 13-17, 2022
FAHM Celebration at the White House on Friday, October 14, 2022
TBD

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 (Landing at Morro Bay)
Know My Kuwento Workshop #2
Link: bit.ly/KnowMyKuwento
FREE – Early Bird Special | Discount Code: FREEOCT18
Ends Sunday, October 9, 2022 | 11:59 p.m. CDT
$25 – General Admissions

Friday, October 21 & 23, 2022 Opening Night
Lumpia 2 Movie Premiere
Location: Regal Edwards Greenway Grand Palace & RPX
bit.ly/lumpiatour

Saturday, October 22, 2022
FYP Filipino Street Festival
Constellation Field, Sugar Land, Texas
Filipino Street Festival

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 (Larry Itliong Birthday)
Know My Kuwento Workshop #3
bit.ly/KnowMyKuwento
FREE – Early Bird Special | Discount Code: FREEOCT25
Ends Sunday, October 16, 2022 | 11:59 p.m. CDT
$25 – General Admissions

Sunday, October 30, 2022 – 12:00 PM – (2PM Yoga Flow) – 6:00 PM
Lost Lotus Yoga presents
Filipino Soul Festival
Yoga—Costume Contest—Live Music—Vendors—Food—Community

As our bodies create in our yoga practice, Filipinx Artist of Houston, Kevin Trinidad, will be offering ambient sounds and music in response to the flow led by Natasha Ponciano, founder of Lost Lotus Yoga. In addition to the live beats, another layer is added to this experience by harnessing our vibrations from the movement and celebrating Filipino American History Month with food, vendors, and fun. We’ll finish off the community celebration choosing the winner of the costume contest! Don’t miss out on this vibrant and sensorial experience as you get to know the Lost Lotus Yoga Community a little better.

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FANHS 7th Anniversary Picnic

Join FANHS-HTX as we celebrate our 7th Anniversary during AAPI Heritage Month 2022! There will be food, fun, flash mobs AND MORE!

We will do a celebratory FANHS-HTX Flash Mob Dance and we need YOU to make it memorable! A choreography tutorial video will be sent to participants to learn at home, and we will have one optional rehearsal day TBD. Sign up to join the FANHS-HTX Flash Mob HERE!

Who Can Attend: This is a FREE EVENT for EVERYONE! Members and Non-Members. Bring your family and friends, and please RSVP for food headcount. FREE LUNCH will be provided!

Where to Find Us: You can find us at Menil Park closest to Mulberry street, under the BIG Oak Tree in the middle of the park.

What to Bring:

  • Picnic blankets, banig/mats, chairs, and pillows
  • Anything to keep cool! Hats, umbrellas, fans, coolers with ice, etc.
  • Sunscreen, bugspray.
  • Mask, hand sanitizer, hand wipes 
  • Additional snacks, dietary foods, and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Picnic games, kites, frisbees, portable music instruments like a guitar or ukelele (no amps)
  • Leashed pets are allowed

Parking:

  • Click here for the Park Map
  • Recommend coming as early as possible because parking fills up fast
  • Street parking around Menil Park is free
  • Free parking lots:
    1. Bistro Menil Parking Lot off of W. Alabama, in between Mandell and Mullberry
    2. Parking Lot corner of West Main and Loretta, across the street from the CW Twombly Gallery and Menil Drawing Institute

Restrooms:

  • The closest public restroom is on the side of the Rothko Chapel, in a bungalow. It is ADA accessible. 
  • There are restrooms inside the museums, but you will need to sign in to the front desk first and they are a distance away from our picnic area.

Weather::

  • Currently, the weather is predicted to be in the 80s. Warm and sunny.
  • Stay cool and hydrated

***Please review the Menil Park Policies

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Formulate with FANHS(HTX) virtually!

Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 7:00 PM

*MEMBER ONLY EVENT*

Join us on Thursday, February 24th at 7:00 PM CST on Zoom to let us know your thoughts on when, where, and how these upcoming events should take place. Filipino American National Historical Society – Houston, Texas Chapter is here for the community, so we want to know what works best for the community! Teamwork makes the dream work!

bit.ly/formulatewithfanhshtx

Be a part of the planning! FANHS-HTX invites our members to help formulate the plan of action for 2022. We all brainstormed ideas together at our 2022 Welcome Mixer, so now it’s time to iron out the details!

FAHMily Film Screening of “Lumpia With Vengeance”

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‼️ FANHS-HTX Exclusive FAHMily Film Screening of #LumpiaWithAVengeance ‼️

After a remarkable film festival circuit run, “Lumpia with a Vengeance,” the savory, award-winning, independent Filipino American comedy feature, will have a special ONE-TIME screening in Houston brought to you by the FANHS-HTX!

Sunday, October 23, 2022
Regal Edwards Greenway Grand Palace
3839 Weslayan St, Houston, TX 77027

$25 Admission (100% proceeds benefiting the 2024 Filipino American National Historical Society Conference in Houston)
Doors Open at 1:30pm • Screening begins 2:00pm

*Every ticket includes a digital comic book, limited edition stickers, and Meet & Greet reception with the film’s producer AJ Calomay and actor Earl Baylon.

Bonus: Every ticketholder will receive a FREE digital copy of LUMPIA WITH A VENGEANCE: INTERLUDE #3 comic book and limited edition stickers.

Cosplay Contest: Come dressed up as your favorite comic book character, arch nemesis, or hero and enter to win recognition and a prize!

*We will be having an after-party at Be More Pacific after this event and mention ‘FANHS-HTX/LUMPIA MOVIE’. 15% of food and drink sales will go towards the fundraising for the upcoming 2024 FANHS National Conference here in Houston*


Don’t miss this special screening in honor of Filipino American History Month, and supporting the 2024 FANHS National Conference!

SEE YOU THERE!

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FANHS-HTX Travel Scholarship

FANHS-HTX Travel Scholarship 2022

Scholarship Awards: Ranging between the cost of the Conference Registration to $300
Scholarship Opens: March 1, 2022
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2022 11:59 p.m. CST
Scholarship Recipient’s Announced: end of April 2022

If you are interested in a Travel Scholarship for FANHS-National Conference in Seattle during August 11-13, 2022, please complete this FANHS-HTX Travel Scholarship Application 2022.

Requirements: You must be a paid FANHS-HTX member during the 2022 year to obtain this scholarship. If you have not paid your dues, we encourage you to pay your membership before you submit this application: https://fanhshtx.com/membership/.

For more details on the National Conference, please visit the Conference website: https://fanhs-seattle.org/conference/


Update: The 2022 Travel Scholarship is now closed.
Announcement date will be posted shortly.

Thank you for participating!

AVANCE Personal and Professional Workshops

AVANCE Houston is a local chapter of a national nonprofit organization dedicated to creating pathways to economic mobility through high quality, culturally responsive, two-generation programming that ensures school-readiness for young children and opportunities for parents to build social and economic capital. This Spring, AVANCE is offering virtual personal and professional skills workshops!

The Healthy Relationships/FRAMEWorks Program serves adults ages 18+ and offers workshops designed to strengthen relationships. These workshops have been developed to improve economic stability and deliver key skills to families from different backgrounds. The overall goal is to create stronger and healthier relationships in the community. The Healthy Relationships Program serves single, dating, and married couples.

The Building Futures Program provides healthy relationship skills to youth ages 14-18 through a designed curriculum for high school students. Marriage skills and relationship skills programs may include parenting skills, financial management, conflict resolution, and job/career advancement.

This is an incredible opportunity for both youth and adults that even offers incentives to participate. Classes are also available in Spanish! Check out the AVANCE website for more.

01.28.22 WELCOME MIXER

RSVP HERE!

We have another great year ahead of us!

Join us in a safe space to reflect on 2021, recognize one another, and talk about upcoming FANHS events for 2022 like the National Conference in Seattle, WA from August 11-13. It’s going to be an epic year!

This virtual event will also include a mixology demo! Stay tuned for more info about ingredients/supplies so you can follow along at home.

RSVP here and get the Zoom Link: bit.ly/fanhshtx2022mixer

FANHS-HTX 2021 Holiday Party

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❄️☃️🎄🔔❄️Happy Holidays! Maligayang Pasko!❄️🎅🤶🦌❄️

Thank you for an incredible year. As a BIG SALAMAT (THANK YOU) to our members and our supporters, we would like to gather one last time in 2021 to celebrate together. Please join us at our end-of-the-year FANHS-HTX Holiday Party!
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DETAILS
Friday, December 17, 2021
6:30pm-9:30pm
Archway Gallery
2305 Dunlavy St., Houston, TX 77006
Attire: Cocktail
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RSVP DEADLINE
Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 11:59 pm CST


LIMITED TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE! PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY! NO WALK-INS!


ADMISSION

MEMBERS:
FREE

Good news! Current FANHS-HTX Members (December 2020 – December 2021) attend for FREE!

Check your email for further Admission & RSVP information, or fill out the RSVP form

***New membership purchased between December 1st – December 15th includes Holiday Party admission.***

NON-MEMBERS:
PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP

Want to attend the FANHS-HTX Holiday Party, but you are not a member?

Become a member today!

Annual Memberships:
Individual ($30), Family ($45), Student ($10), Senior ($10)

Register & RSVP

I JUST WANT TO PARTY:
$25 w/o MEMBERSHIP

Not sure if you want to be a member, but still want to party with FANHS-HTX?

You can still attend the Holiday Party for the price of $25 with NO membership.

Purchase Admission & RSVP


DINNER
We will be serving a full course Italian dinner by Italiano’s, which includes appetizers, salad, Homemade Garlic Knot dinner rolls, a variety of delicious pasta, holiday cookies and cupcakes, drinks, and wine!

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
Per Archway Gallery protocols, masks are required save eating and drinking


PARKING
Limited parking in the venue surface lot off of Fairview Street. Free street parking along Dunlavy St. and Maryland St.


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FANHS-HTX x FYP FAHMily Night

FAHMily Night at Alief Art House 5pm

Filipino American National Historical Society – Houston, TX and Filipino Young Professionals of Houston are partnering for a Filipino American History Month (FAHM) close-out event!

Join us for FAHMily Night at Alief Art House 5pm!

This is a FREE family-friendly outdoor event!

Alief Art House is located on the corner of Beechnut St. & Dairy View Ln.
*A shipping container on the grounds of the Alief Community Garden at the Alief SPARK Park and Nature Center.
(Street parking available along Dairy View Ln.)


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FYP BANIG AND TREAT begins at 5pm
Bring the whole family out for trick-or-treating Fil-Am style! Come in your Halloween costumes and visit each banig/station for Halloween treats!

FANHS-HTX MOVIE NIGHT begins at 7pm
FANHS-HTX’s rescheduled Movie Night from May has been moved to this night! Join us in screening Yellow Rose, as well as a few other projects by local storytellers/artists.

  • FEATURE PRESENTATION: YELLOW ROSE (Sony Pictures)
    YELLOW ROSE is the timely story of a Filipina teen from a small Texas town who fights to pursue her dreams as a country music performer while having to decide between staying with her family or leaving the only home she has known.
     
  • iKuwento (FANHS-HTX)
    Mini documentary featuring community members and what being Filipino-American means to them.
     
  • Sumulong (FANHS-HTX)
    A reflective short about the resilience of the Filipino community during the historic Winter Storm blackout.
     
  • Project Gnosis (Tyresidon)
    Project Gnosis is a cyberpunk urban fantasy focused on exploring myths and legends from around the world. In this world, mythic creatures live throughout the world in secret. However, this secrecy is always near its breaking point due to conflicts. Many groups alter the relations of the mundane and the extraordinary, some more malicious than others. We follow a group of misfit agents as they investigate supernatural crimes and conspiracies in this dark reality.

6FANHS-HTX x SEAPhoto FAHM Art Exhibition
Filipina-American artists/curators Erika Mei Chua Holum and Kat Cua’s FAHM art exhibition will be on display throughout the night. They embody the FAHM theme by featuring photography to showcase youth activism in the United States through ephemeral materials of direct actions and organizing efforts.

Vendors include:

  • Adarna Kitchenette (@adarna.htx)
  • Kano (@kano_htx)
  • La Planta (@laplanta.co)
  • Plant Heaven (@plantheavenhtx)
  • Strawberry King (@strawberrykinghtx)
  • Sweet & Psycho Bakery (@sweetandpsychobakery)
  • Xplosive Kookers (@xplosive.kookers)

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SEE YOU THERE!

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FANHS-HTX x SEAPhoto Filipino American History Month Art Exhibition

By FANHS-HTX

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THIS SATURDAY! Join us at Alief Art House to unveil Filipina-American curators/artists Erika Mei Chua Holum and Kat Cua’s latest work for Filipino American History Month 2021! They have embodied this year’s FAHM theme with photography to showcase youth activism in the U.S. through ephemeral materials of direct actions and organizing efforts.

Find out more about Alief Art House here!

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