In the spirit of IB international-mindedness, Roosevelt IB Middle School continues our cultural education series with a spotlight on Filipino American History Month (FAHM). The very first observance of FAHM was in October 1992 by the Filipino American National Historical Society under the leadership of activists and academics Fred Cordova and Dorothy Laigo Cordova, Americans born of Filipino immigrant parents.
• Why Filipino American History Month is celebrated in October.
• Filipino Migrants in San Diego, 1900-1946, San Diego History Center.
• San Diego Filipino Cinema Celebrates Filipino American History Month 2020.
2020 FAHM Theme: The History of Filipino American Activism
This year, the Filipino American National Historical Society highlights Filipino Americans in social justice movements. They also recognize the advocacy of Filipino American healthcare workers who actively protect and fight for all Americans amidst this global pandemic. They honor the history of Filipino American solidarity with diverse communities in their shared pursuit for equity and justice.