2020 Events

Jan 18, 2020
New Orleans
NaFFAA Meeting and visit to St. Malo, first Filipino settlementVideo of the history of St. Malo
Jan 25, 2020
3:30 pm
Winter Street Studios
UNIPRO collaboration: The artists and performers of Lumikhâ 2020 reflect on and deconstruct traditions, notions of colorism, gender constructs, inter-generational tensions, and social movements. Through these pieces and interactions, we continue to create a living, breathing Kapwa experience.Register
March 8

Four Corners Brewing Co.
1311 S. Ervay Street, Dallas, Texas 75215
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
March 9, 2020
6:30PM (Sharp)
Impact Hub Houston Pop-HUB
410 Pierce
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
Brazos Bookstore
2421 Bissonnet St, Houston, Texas 77005
Grace Talusan Book Signing & Conversation with Alden Sarte-Wood

The group will meet up and enjoy drinks at the Volcano afterwards!

Free to attend
April 24, 2020FANHS-HTX 5yr Anniversary Karaoke Party via Zoom
June 20, 2020Behind the Mask: Raising Our Voices In Pandemic Times Poetry Night
June 30, 2020Philippine Graduation PGRAD by UniPro and General Consulate of Houston
Jun-AugUNIPRO Mentorship programTBA
July 28-31, 2020FANHS-NOW Community Conversations
August 1, 2020FANHS General Membership Meeting
OctoberFilipino American History Month
– Present Mayor with a Filipinos in Houston book.
-Visit Ground Dwellers
-Comedy Fundraiser
-Menil Tour
-Scavenger Hunt Fundraiser
-Pop Up Museum
-5k Fundraiser
OctoberIsang MahalInformation
NovemberReunion FundraiserTBC
DecemberParole Parade – Filipinx Artists of Houston collaborationTBC

2019 Events

January – Sat, Jan 12 · MATCH – Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, TexasLumikha Arts Showcase: We Are Here. – Spoken Word performance “I Can Not Speak My Mind”

March 16, 17 2019 Bataan Memorial Death March – Education session, Congressional Gold Medal ceremony, and the march. Photos


June 27-29 OCA National Convention Photo, more photos in 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 Photos

September 13-15 Book Talk:  Houston book tour stop for Journey for Justice:  The Life of Larry Itliong

2018 Events

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

February – Flip ‘N Patties FANHS Filipinos of Houston Book Collection

March – Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range and Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

April-May – Work on Filipinos in Houston Book

June – 2018 FANHS National Conference Chicago

July – Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony, San Antonio

August – 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

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.

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2017 Events

January 2017:  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.

SHAPE Community Center
S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, NaFFAA, and FANHS-HTX

March 2017:  FANHS-HTX Marches on Bataan Memorial Death March

March 19, 20 2017 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.

October 2017: 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.




Cresencio Docto

Justo Dumlao

Byron Gambulos


Gerundio Gatdula



Alfredo Quijano

Francisco Ramirez

Purisimo Reyes


Federico Villamayor

2016 Events


Guest Lecture, Christy Poisot (ASIA 299) called “Discover Asia in Houston, February 24, 12:00 to 12:50, 254 of the Mechanical Laboratory (MEL) building Rice University


March 20, 2015 Bataan Memorial March, White Sands Missile Range


May 20, 2016:  Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – record your family stories on using the StoryCorp app via the White House Initiative for Asian American Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) initiative.

May 30, Kamayan with Yana Gilbuena, 6:30 p.m. at Boheme, 307 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006


Houston Asian American & Pacific Islander Film Festival June 9, 10, 11, 17, 18 featuring Little Manila

FANHS National Conference in New York City (June 22-26, 2016)


DateEventWhereTimePriceWhoPhotos of Event
Oct 2 2016FAHM Kick Off –

Our DJ History


Lincoln Bar

5110 Washington Ave., Houston, TX 77007

Sun. 3:30-5:30 p.m.FREEFANHS members or new FANHS members or anyone curious about FANHSDJs of Houston Photos
Oct 8 2016The Buffalo Soldiers and The Philippine War


Buffalo Soldier Museum

3816 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77004


Sat. 10-noon


$10 pp entry

Open Lunch at The Dunlavy on the Bayou after

FANHS President + PK McCarey led tourBuffalo Soldier Museum photos
Oct 12 2016Mayor Proclamation of Filipino American History Month and Open Forum


BEST OF FILIPINIANA 9671 Bissonnet Houston Texas 770367:00 p.m.FreeVarious FilAm orgs including FANHS
Oct 15 2016Filipino American History Film Fest + lectures


Rice University

Anderson Hall

Room 117



Noon – 5pmGratis



Intergenerational Youth Panel

FilAm Author – Ray Burdeos

Filipino Martial Arts

Ancient preFilipino Script Baybayin

FILMS + Discussion

Duty to Country 20 min

Little Manila 30 min

Delano Manongs 30 min

Oct 19OCA Tea Talk – Why is Filipino American History important for all Asian American HistoryRed Cross

2700 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77098



Oct 22, 2016Isang MahalCollege StationAll day dance competitionSIFA-FANHS-
Connect with Miko Jao
Oct 29, 2016Filipino Street Fest

We show 15 min film and have membership table.

Bayou City Pavilion12noon – 6 pmGratis



Members attend if possible.

December 2016 Congress Approves the Congressional Gold Medal for WWII Filipino Veterans

What’s Next?

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:

Deceased Veteran or Family Member/Relative:

December 19, Saturday, 4:30-8:00 p.m.:  Warrior Paint Party:  Lincoln Bar



December 15, Tuesday – DEADLINE CALL FOR PROPOSALS to the FANHS National Conference in New York.




November 19, Thursday, 5:30-8:00 p.m.:  Asian Americans in Houston:  A Kaleidoscope of Cultures Location:  The Heritage Society


October 27, Tuesday “Visions” Taping with Miya Shay, ABC-13


October 26, 2015 Advisory Board Meeting Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University

October 24, 2015 Warrior Paint Tour at Isang Mahal (One Love), College Station

October 2, 2015 FANHS-HTX goes to Washington D.C. for WHIAAPI!




July 26, 2015 Warrior Paint, 3-6 p.m., Hanh’s Gallery




FANHS-HTX Chapter #32 is incorporated.

June 24, 2015,  Wednesday, 7 p.m., Lone Star College – Greenspoint:  Why Care About Oral History?

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