SEATTLE, Aug. 5, 2022
/PRNewswire/ -- Four years ago, conference attendees in
Chicago could revisit and discuss
Filipino-American history. Now, the Filipino American National
Historical Society (FANHS) is determined to restart its 2022
national conference by combining in-person and virtual offerings –
Aug. 11-13 at Seattle University, 901 12th Avenue.
The 19th biennial national conference and general membership
meeting in Seattle is the marquee
event of FANHS, a historical society with 41 chapters in the U.S.
"It's truly an intergenerational conference," said Emily P. Lawsin, historic preservation
specialist at 4Culture, a sponsor of many FANHS projects in
meaning from first-generation immigrants to third-, fourth-,
fifth-generation Filipino Americans whose families have been here
for 100 years or more."
"FANHS 40: Past, Present, Future" is the conference theme. This
year, FANHS celebrates its 40th anniversary.
"I think it's really important to know your history and where
you come from so you know where you're going," Lawsin said.
"Mel Orpilla, who is FANHS'
president emeritus, coined the saying 'No history, no self. Know
history, know self.'"
About 320 people are expected to attend the hybrid conference –
both online by using the Whova app and in-person.
Highlights of the conference also include an appearance by
retired Army Major General Antonio
Taguba and a reading by award-winning novelist Peter Bacho, author of "Uncle Rico's Encore:
Mostly True Stories of Filipino Seattle." The Opening Plenary
speaker is Dr. Rosie
Rimando-Chareunsap, and the Banquet
Keynote Speaker is writer Jen
For more information about the 2022 FANHS
Conference, visit fanhs-seattle.org/conference/.
About the Filipino American
National Historical Society
The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) is a
volunteer-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its mission is
"to promote understanding, education, enlightenment, appreciation
and enrichment through the identification, gathering, preservation
and dissemination of the history and culture of Filipino Americans
in the United States." For more information on FANHS, visit
SOURCE Filipino American National Historical Society