Jray Madarang, who grew up in Porterville, near my hometown of Terra Bella, reached out to me last month to do a podcast for October’s Filipino-American History Month. He had attended our San Esteban Circle annual dance on Labor Day Weekend in 2015, when I gave a short speech on our Filipino-American heritage and talked […]
On August 12th, I participated in a panel, Pilipinx Essential Workers: Colonization, Delano and Beyond, hosted by Eastwind Books of Berkeley and the Association for Asian American Studies for AAAS’s Virtual Book Fair. I was honored to be a part of this panel, which included Enrique de la Cruz, co-author of The Forbidden Book: The […]
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and shelter in place, the Philippine American Artists and Writers (PAWA) established its Open Mic reading to keep writers connected. Last Saturday, April 25th, I was invited to read along with poet Tony Robles, also known as “The People’s Poet,” who wrote Cool Don’t Live Here No More – a Letter […]
Delano youth reporter Oscar Camacho filed this report of my presentation to Filipino-American students from the Delano middle schools and Bakersfield College faculty about the importance of Ethnic Studies and teaching Filipino-American history in schools. The presentation was given on Larry Itliong Day, October 25th, 2019. You can read the news article here.
On Monday, October 28, 2019, my sister Heidi and I attended the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco to receive a bronze replica of the medal on behalf of our father, Henry Empleo Enrado. This event is the 21st such ceremony in the state of California since the October 25, […]
Back in December 2016, Oliver Rosales, Professor of History and Coordinator of the Social Justice Institute at Bakersfield College, and Andrew Bond, Associate Professor of English at Bakersfield College, reached out to a number of people to write a letter of support for a National Endowment for the Humanities Community Colleges grant they were applying […]
The 5th Filipino American International Book Festival opened at the San Francisco Main Library the second weekend in October (12-13, 2019). Hosted by the Philippine American Writers and Artists (PAWA), the San Francisco Public Library, and the Filipino American Center (SFPL), the book festival celebrated the theme, “Isang Mundo: Humanity, Diversity, and Resistance in the […]
I am always grateful for October, not just because I enjoy autumn but because this month is Filipino-American History Month – a time when our community celebrates the achievements of Filipino-Americans and remembers the contributions to our history in the United States. Across the country, many Fil-Am communities are hosting or hosted events, from the […]
When I was at the University of California at Davis for the Civic Leadership Forum: A Filipino Community Policy Symposium in September, I met Miguel Bryan Juteau, a design student attending Berkeley City College (BCC) who was going to be attending Davis next fall. I was away from my book display when he happened to […]
October is Filipino American History Month. Read our stories. Magkwento created a list of Filipino/Filipino-American writers and their works here.