Jan 28, 2022
FANHS-HTX Welcome Mixer
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!
Feb 15, 2022
We met with @avancehouston to learn about their amazing programs that offer personal and professional workshops for both youth and adults. These are incredible opportunities that will benefit the Houston community as a whole!
Feb 24, 2022
Formulate with FANHS-HTX
Be a part of the planning!❣️FANHS-HTX invites our members to help formulate the plan for 2022. We have some ideas, but we need your input so it will work for you!
Jan 7, 2021
First Thursday Social
Join this virtual happy hour hangout and meet FANHS-HTX members, network, and bring your own beverage! Open and free to the public
Jan 16, 2021
2:00 PM via Zoom
This Saturday! FANHS-HTX presents iArchive Natin!: Preserving Our Family Artifacts
Please join us for our Saturday Session and learn about archiving with special guest Amanda Focke, Head of Special Collections from Rice University’s Woodson Research Center!
Free & Open to the Public
Feb 4, 2021
First Thursday Social
Feb 13, 2021
Second Saturday Session
With Dr. Anne Chao of
The Houston Asian American Archive
To get a better sense of how important it is to capture good quality oral histories, please join us for an informative Saturday Session with…
Mar 4, 2021
7:00 PM via Zoom
Join us next week for our monthly First Thursday Social! We understand that parts of our city are in a state of recovery after the winter storm,…
Mar 13, 2021
2:00 PM Via Zoom
Share your stories this weekend! FANHS-HTX is unveiling a new project “Sumulong” this weekend, and we would like to hear our community members’ experiences during the Winter Storm.
Mar 18, 2021
7:00 PM via Zoom
Mar 27, 2021
7:00 PM via Zoom
Celebrating Women’s History Month
Virtual Panel Discussion
Our FANHS-HTX President Dr. Pinky will be on PACCTX’s Women’s History Month Virtual Panel.
April 24, 2021
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
6th year anniversary of FANHS-HTX
June 11, 2021
Our FANHS-HTX President Dr. Pinky will be moderating a virtual Q&A session after the screening of “The Celine Archive” with Director Celine Parreñas Shimizu at OCA HAAPI Film Fest
July 31, 2021
Very first #SulatSession yesterday went great! So many fresh perspectives and a ton of creativity! Keep your eyes peeled for future stories about our Houston Fil-Am community, brought to you by our very own FANHS-HTX members ❤️
Sept 9, 2021
7:00 PM via Zoom
We will be having our next #SulatSession, but virtually this time for everyone’s comfort and safety.
Join us as we brainstorm and work through ways to generate relevant Fil-Am content…
Sept 22, 2021
7:00 PM via Zoom
Another #SulatSession tomorrow night at 7pm! We will be checking-in on the progress of our individual projects! Getting ready for FAHM next month 😁 Join us if you’re interested in writing your own piece on Fil-Am history or events!
Oct 1, 2021
6:00 PM @ Be More Pacific
FAHM Karaoke Night
Kick-off Filipino American History Month 2021 with FANHS-HTX!
Join us at @bemorepacific at 6pm for karaoke and food! Let’s celebrate 434 years of Fil-Am history! Open to the community.
Oct 9, 2021
5:00 PM @ Alief Arthouse
Oct 28, 2021
7:00 PM @ Toyota Center
Filipino Heritage Month at Houston Rockets Game
Oct 30, 2021
5:00 PM at Alief Art Houston
Nov 13, 2021
1:00 PM Virtual Event
COME AS YOU ARE
A Writing & Storytelling Workshop
Our very own FANHS-HTX president Dr. Pinky will be co-hosting a virtual space to collectively process “unbelonging” for self-identified women of Filipino/a/x descent.
Dec 6, 2021
Evening @ PCCI
Looking forward to 2022! ✨ Last week, a few other Houston-based Fil-Am groups joined us at PCCI Community Center to make personal and community vision boards
Dec 17, 2021
6:30 PM @ Archway Gallery
Join FANHS-HTX at our year-end Holiday Party!
As a thank you to our members and friends, we are gathering one last time in 2021 to celebrate the amazing year we’ve had together.
Jan 18, 2020
NaFFAA Meeting and visit to St. Malo, first Filipino settlement
Jan 25, 2020
Winter Street Studios
We like finding excellence in simple things and bring the best of simple, easy-to-find ingredients by working with their best combinations.
March 8, 2020
Four Corners Brewing Co.
Love Filipino food or looking to experience it for the first time, join us for the first Dallas Filipino Food Festival!
Food Vendors: Not Your Lola’s, Marie’s Kitchen, Ulam Modern Filipino Kitchen, Hella Lumpia, Bilao, and Stephen Smith from Outlawed Ice Cream
Our other friends: Tadhana Supply Co., UniPro, Kill Joy
Four Corners Brewing Co. Facebook Page
March 9, 2020
Impact Hub Houston Pop-HUB
Houston, Texas, United States, 77002-7550
Writing Our Stories: True Stories Inspired by Papers and Photographs
Don’t miss special guest and renowned author Grace Talusan as she conducts an intimate writing workshop in Houston.
Reserve Your Seat
March 10, 2020
April 24, 2020
FANHS-HTX 5yr Anniversary Karaoke Party via Zoom
June 20, 2020
Behind the Mask: Raising Our Voices In Pandemic Times Poetry Night
June 30, 2020
Philippine Graduation PGRAD by UniPro and General Consulate of Houston
UNIPRO Mentorship program
July 28-31, 2020
FANHS-NOW Community Conversations
August 1, 2020
FANHS General Membership Meeting
Celebrated Filipino American History Month
January 12, 2019
MATCH – Midtown Arts & Theater Center
March 16-17, 2019
Bataan Memorial Death March – Education session, Congressional Gold Medal ceremony, and the march.
May 17, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION: MABUHAY FILIPINO TEXANS
June 27-29, 2019
OCA National Convention
more photos in the mosaic below.
– HAAPI Film Fest support for FilAM Films: Pinays Rising Nothing on Us, ULAM, Call Her Ganda, Nightcaller
– Book Talk: Filipinos in Houston with Christy Poisot and Jenaha Maravilla
– Data Privacy 101 for the Asian American Community
– Three Congressional Gold Medals: Japanese, Filipino, Chinese all working together.
– Book Talk: Brown Skin White Minds with EJ David
– The Power of We: AAPI Womxn for Social Change with Evelyn Obamos
August 15-17, 2019
-2019 National Federation of Filipino American Associations – NaFFAA National Empowerment Conference
-Make It Count: Transforming Mindsets for 2020 and Beyond
September 13-15, 2019
Book Talk: Houston book tour stop for Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong
FANHS Houston has come a long way since 2015 when it was established. Our community is made up of mostly first and second-generation Filipino Americans. Our city does not graduate students in Asian studies or PhDs. We do not have Filipinos running for office. Houston is a working STEM city by day and by night – community activists.
We work to establish systemic ways that we are not forgotten. We create artifacts that will withstand all perpetuity by supporting to pass bills in Congress to recognize WWII Filipino veterans, collect oral histories and store them in the Rice University Houston Asian American Archives. We have written our Filipinos of Houston book to debut for Filipino American History month, we obtain mayoral proclamations to celebrate the history of our Filipino DJs, we create local documentaries – aired on our local TV station, we tour the only Buffalo soldier museum and share the story of the soldiers in the Philippines and we do spoken-word with our African American brothers and sisters.
For the past 5 years, FANHS-HTX has marched with the 8000 Bataan Memorial Death March attendees, to let others know Filipinos were an integral part of American history. Houston is home to the largest Medical center, built by Filipinos – we must be recognized. For Filipino American History Month, our annual day and night of storytelling we celebrate our elders as role models, and we stand on their shoulders to build and nurture the identity of future generations, not forgotten.
January 27, 2018
Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony at the Lone Star Flight Museum
Flip ‘N Patties FANHS Filipinos of Houston Book Collection
Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range and Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony
Work on Filipinos in Houston Book
2018 FANHS National Conference Chicago
Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony, San Antonio
Rice University Tour of the Woodson Research Center
October 20, 2018
Filipinos in Houston Book Launch at Rice University Fondren Library
October 20, 2018
FANHS Anthony Guevara and Christy Poisot MC Isang Mahal
November 30, 2018
Book Signing at Winbern Mess Hall
December 9, 2018
OCA Greater Houston Supporters Holiday Party and Filipinos in Houston Book signing
FANHS-HTX and NaFFAA Region 6 hosts NaFFAA National
On January 26-28, 2017 FANHS-HTX hosted the National Federation of Filipino Americans (NaFFAA) at Harmony School 9321 W Sam Houston Pkwy S, Houston, TX 77099.
January 26, Thursday. A flag was presented to S.H.A.P.E. Community Center at 3815 Live Oak, Houston, TX 77004. S.H.A.P.E. (Self-Help for African People through Education) Community Center was founded in 1969. When you walk into the building, photos of Martin Luther King and the many community members that have come through are posted on the wall. In one room is a cafeteria where weekly soul food is served for an affordable price to locals. Another room, to the left, is circular, this is the elders’ room.
Flags from all nations were posted there, all flags except the flag of the Philippines. Deloyd T. Parker, Jr. has been the Co-Founder and Executive Director of S.H.A.P.E. for over 46 years. PK (Peace Keeper) McCarey, a champion of the Filipino American National Historical Society mentioned that Parker was her mentor.
As NaFFAA and FANHS-HTX members entered the room, they were greeted by Parker and McCarey. The feeling was like coming into a family home. A few greeted with happy smiles, an elder with suspicious looks peering down her glasses. Eventually, she smiled. I brought my only Filipino flag which was marched on the Bataan Memorial Death March on White Sands Missile Range in 2016. Parker, McCarey, and other elders spoke a few words. FANHS President concluded with a poem. Brendan Flores as well reaffirmed the symbolism of bringing the flag the S.H.A.PE and why the flag is only making its presence known now.
March 19, 20 2017
FANHS-HTX Marches on Bataan Memorial Death March
FANHS-HTX and FilVetREP marched the Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range. The evening before, a fundraiser for FilVetREP was held. Over one hundred Filipinos from the El Paso community were in attendance. See the photos of the gala here.
Eat, sing, dance, and hear stories for Filipino American History Month
Start your day on October 14, Saturday at 12 noon by visiting the Filipino Young Professionals (FYP) Filipino Street Festival at Levy Park.
Visit the Filipino Food and T-shirt booth and buy some Filipino BBQ or a chicken lollipop.
You can pick up a limited printed edition t-shirt with artwork created by Kristian Kabuay, pre Filipino script, Baybayin artist. The T-shirt will adorn the word “KAPWA”. Kapwa is the core concept in Filipino personhood. Kapwa means how we are equal and connected to our fellow human beings. Click here to read more.
October 25, 2017
Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Region 7 had 15 recipients represented in Washington D.C.
Watch the video here.
Delfin Adriatico Sr
February 24, 2016
12:00 to 12:50
Guest Lecture, Christy Poisot (ASIA 299) called “Discover Asia in Houston“
254 of the Mechanical Laboratory (MEL) building Rice University
March 20, 2016
Bataan Memorial March, White Sands Missile Range
May 20, 2016
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – record your family stories on StoryCorp.org using the StoryCorp app via the White House Initiative for Asian American Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) initiative.
May 30, 2016
Kamayan with Yana Gilbuena
307 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006
June 9-11, 17-18, 2016
Houston Asian American & Pacific Islander Film Festival featuring Little Manila
June 22-26, 2016
FANHS National Conference in
New York City
October 2, 2016
October 8, 2016
October 12, 2016
Mayor Proclamation of Filipino American History Month and Forum
BEST OF FILIPINIANA
9671 Bissonnet Houston Texas 77036
October 15, 2016
Filipino American History Film Fest + lectures
Rice University Anderson Hall
Intergenerational Youth Panel
FilAm Author – Ray Burdeos
Filipino Martial Arts
Ancient pre-Filipino Script Baybayin
FILMS + Discussion
Duty to Country 20 min
Little Manila 30 min
Delano Manongs 30 min
October 19, 2016
OCA TEa Talk – Why is Filipino American History important for all Asian American History
Red Cross 2700 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 777098
October 22, 2016
Connect with Miko Jao
October 29, 2016
Filipino Street Fest
Bayou City Pavillion
Congress Approves the Congressional Gold Medal for WWII Filipino Veterans
The Filipino Veteran Recognition and Education Project Region 7 leadership will be collecting the names of veterans qualified and/or next of kin who can receive a bronze replica of the Congressional Gold Medal. Evidence of service must be provided to ensure you will be a medal recipient. A letter of confirmation will then be sent by the Filipino Veteran Recognition and Education Project acknowledging your veteran as a recipient.
To add a name of a veteran to the roster please complete the following relevant form:
Filipino Veterans Enrollment Region 7: form
Deceased Veteran or Family Member/Relative: form
December 15, 2016
DEADLINE CALL FOR PROPOSALS to the FANHS National Conference in New York
FANHS-HTX Chapter #32 is incorporated
June 24, 2015
Lone Star College – Greenspoint
“Why Care About Oral History?”
July 26, 2015
October 2, 2015
FANHS-HTX goes to Washington D.C. for WHIAAPI
October 24, 2015
Warrior Paint Tour
at Isang Mahal
October 26, 2015
Advisory Board Meeting Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University
October 27, 2015
“Visions” Taping with Miya Shay, ABC-13
November 19, 2015
Asian Americans in Houston: A Kaleidoscope of Cultures Location: The Heritage Society
December 19, 2015
Warrior Paint Party