UToledo Celebrating Filipino American History Month With Events Scheduled Through October

October 6, 2021 | Events, News, UToday, Alumni, Student Affairs
By Kait Tippey

In celebration and recognition of Filipino American History Month, which runs through October, the Office of Multicultural Student Success and the Filipino American Association have scheduled several events throughout the month beginning with FAAM Reveal on Thursday, Oct. 7.

Scheduled from 7 to 8 p.m. in Thompson Student Union Room 2500, FAAM Reveal is an opportunity to discuss Filipino family dynamics and learn how to join the FAAM.

Other campus events and activities for Filipino American History Month include:

•  Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. — The Filipino American Association’s 12th Anniversary Celebration. Location to be announced.

•  Monday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. — The Filipino American Association’s Family Week Dodge Ball Event at Carter Field.

•  Thursday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m. — The Filipino American Association’s Halloween Event in the Student Recreation Center.

For updates to events and locations, visit the celebration’s Invonet site.

Filipino American History Month acknowledges the first recorded presence of Filipinos in what is now the United States, which occurred on Oct. 18, 1587, and commemorates the contributions Filipinos have made to American history.

“Filipino American History Month is a time for us to celebrate and commemorate the contributions of Filipino Americans to our country,” said Riela Angela Encarnacion, Filipino American Association co-president. “It’s a time for us to remember our struggles and triumphs for all Filipino Americans, no matter how connected to their heritage.”

Alaina Reyes, Filipino American Association co-president, added: “This month at UToledo, the Filipino American Association celebrates our history and contributions by sharing our culture through the various events we hold throughout the month. We invite all people to join us, whether they’re Filipino or just Filipino at heart.”

The Office of Multicultural Student Success also has a list of Filipino American History Month resources online as well as a site devoted to the campus celebrations of Filipino American History Month and all History and Heritage Months.

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