Happy Filipino American Heritage…er History Month!
It’s hard to believe, but in the five years this podcast has been around, we haven’t dedicated an episode to Filipino American History Month (FAHM). So this episode, the TFAL crew discusses our experiences with October ever since the Filipino American National Historical Society declared the month as FAHM. Listen as we discuss how we first learned about FAHM, what we did and currently do during the month of October, why it’s called Filipino American History, and not Heritage, Month, how we all can contribute to and expand the definition of “Filipino American History,” and what happens when months such as these get appropriated by corporations.
This is also the first time we’ve recorded in-person after close to two years of social distancing, which may have enhanced our conversation. All we can say is it was definitely more fun in the TFAL Studio!
What do you do during Filipino American History Month? Let us know by leaving a voicemail at (805) 394-TFAL or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos from PIC Magazine (March 3, 1942) and James Wood Collection (UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library).