Filipino American History Month 2019: Pinay Visionaries
For its 2019 theme, the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) recognizes “Pinay Visionaries: Celebrating Filipina American Women” and their contributions to history and the Filipin@ American community nationwide. Throughout history, Pinay — Filipina American women — leaders, laborers, scholars, scientists, and activists have been the backbone of the Filipina/o American community. These Filipina Americans have overcome racial and gender discrimination, and have persevered to contribute to their respective fields. We celebrate Filipina American women across the United States, including Pinays like: Dr. Dorothy Laigo Cordova, Victoria “Vicki” Manalo Draves, Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, Thelma Buchholdt, and Dr. Felicisima “Ping” Serafica
FANHS MNY is featuring fierce Filipinas from our New York community every day in October. Check out our Facebook Posts! For 2019, FANHS Metro New York will be hosting or supporting multiple events throughout New York City.
Celebrate the closing of Filipino American History Month with awards presentations, and artist performances and light refreshments in Woodside Queens on Saturday October 26 3-6pm 2019. This year’s theme - “Pinay Visionaries - Celebrating Filipina American:” highlights their contributions in greater NY. This year's Filipino American History Month (FAHM) is hosted by The Filipino American National Historical Society - Metro NY, the Office of NY State Assemblyman Brian Barnwell, and TOPAZ ARTS. It will be an afternoon of Arts, Performance, Award Presentation and Food.
Our Awardees Are:
DISTINGUISHED YOUNG PROFESSIONAL AWARD: Czaerra Galicinao Ucol
OUTSTANDING ARTIST AWARD: Laura Cabochan
CONTRIBUTIONS TO EXCELLENCE AWARD: Anthony Castro
BAYANI AWARD: Chrissi Fabro
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Lett Llagas-Dayao
The Performing Artists Are:
CZAERRA UCOL is the recipient of the FANHS MNY 2019 Distinguished Young Professional Award. An artist, educator and NYU senior, she will be performing her spoken word. https://youtu.be/UjdbVOhAnJc
JANA LYNNE UMIPIG is the Co-Creator of the Sacred Circles of Survival Arts, the Center for Babaylan Studies, and Raised Pinay. A multidisciplinary artist and culture bearer, she will be sharing a talk on the History of Pinay Empowerment. https://www.janalynnecreativeproductions.com/
LAURA CABOCHAN is the recipient of the FANHS MNY 2019 Outstanding Artist Award. An Educational Theatre doctoral candidate at NYU and Philippine Fulbright Fellow, she will be sharing a vocal performance. http://lauracabochan.com/
PAZ TANJUAQUIO s the Co-Founding Director of TOPAZ ARTS. An international award-winning choreographer, dancer, and performing artist, she will be performing a contemporary dance. http://www.topazarts.org/topaz-arts-dance-productions/