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Chicago Fil-Am History Month events

/ 03:01 AM September 30, 2016


CHICAGO – In 2009, the US Congress through the House of Senate and House of Representatives respectively passed H. Res. 780 recognizing October 2011 and every October thereafter as Filipino American History Month (FAHM). Starting in 2011, the Philippine American Cultural Foundation (PACF) spearheaded a move to organize a variety of events to celebrate FAHM. The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) announces “1946: A Turning Point” as the theme for this year.  This to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of events and pieces of legislation that transformed the lives of Filipinos such as the following:

  • The Rescission Act of 1946 barred veterans in the Philippines from receiving GI Bill benefits
  • The Luce-Celler Bill on July 2, 1946 granted access to naturalization for all Filipinos who had come to the US before March 1934 however  immigration was limited to 100 per year.
  • Philippine independence from the United States was granted on July 4, 1946.

Oct 1 to Oct 31: Art and Anthropology: Portrait of the Object as Filipino*. Display of 10 paintings and creation of collaborative mural by 5 FilAm artists from Chicago and 5 artists from the Philippines. Field Museum of Natural History Chicago, 1400 S. Lakeshore Dr. Events take place during museum hours. (Almira Gilles [email protected])


OctNov15:Focusing (Vol. II)is a continuation of Alejandro T. Acierto’s exploration of the breath through the colonial history of  Filipino involvement in the 1904 World’s Fair.  at Corner  2912 N. Milwaukee Ave. (storefront)  Chicago, IL 60618  -, Call Grace Needlman, 216-533-2824, [email protected]


Oct 1, Sat., 9am – 10am – Opening of month long FAHM exhibit display at Bank Financial 1354 E 55th St, Chicago, IL 60615. (Email Estrella Alamar [email protected] –FAHSC)

Oct 1, Sat., 11am – 1:00pm – 2016 FAHM Celebration Kickoff at Seafood City 5033 N Elston Avenue, Chicago IL 60630. (Contact Tito Ruben at [email protected], Sponsor – PACF and FANHS-GC, FAHSC)

Oct 1, Sat., 2pm – Datu/Hataw Music and Dance Performance at The Field Museum 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60605 (RSVP to [email protected])

Oct. 1, Sat., 7 pm- PRASIA (Personal Revival Asia) Concert*, Edison Park United Methodist Church, 6740 Oliphant Ave., Chicago, Ticket $25, call Rev. Melad 773-677-6806

Oct 1, Sat. – 2nd Annual Barrio Fiesta Sponsor – Fil-Am Association of Greater Wichita (FAAGW), Contact Person: Rose Axman Tel. No. 316-648-1364

Oct 2 Sun.,11am – 6pm – AdoboFest 2016 at Kultura Festival* at Emporium Arcade Bar Logan Square, 2363 N. Milwaukee Avenue ( Sarahlynn Pablo, [email protected], 312-888-1482 or Edgar Jimenez, 773-236-2614 of Filipino American Network (FAN))


Oct 2 Sun., 2pm – 4pmSt. Valentine and St .Mary’s Fall Cultural Event* at St Valentine’s Catholic Church 1109 Pulaski St, Peru, IL 61354 (Mida Dittmar – 815 228-2825.)

Oct 3, Mon., 6pm – FAHM Display Exhibits & Film showing of “The Great Raid” at Indian Prairie Library at 401 Plainfield Rd, Darien, IL (Contact Jose Soloria at (630)915-5956 Email [email protected], – FAASD)

Oct 6, Thur., 2 screenings at 6pm and 8:30pm“Achy Breaky Hearts” at AMC Showplace18, 7000 Carpenter Rd Skokie, IL 60077 (RSVP, Sponsor – Western Union with PACF) (See AD on page 62)

Oct 7, Fri., 5:00-10:00 pm – TGIF Concert* with Jessica Sanchez, Mikey Bustos & Samasama Project ( Lou Cabalona at 708-528-6321, Email – [email protected], PACF)

Oct. 8-9, 2016   FIlipino American History Month (FAHM) in New Orleans, LA   Symposium, Gala* Historical Marker Trip, Xavier University, New Orleans, LA (Robert Romero 504-533-9822)

Oct. 8, Sat. – Pintig Stage Workshop at Rizal Center, 1332 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL

Levi Aliposa Tel. 773 491-2810, CIRCA/Pintig and FACC. Also at 9 am, The Property and Assets Protection Workshop &

Fraud Prevention initiative , call Elsie Sy-Niebar, 773-610-1287,[email protected]

Oct 9 Sun., 2-5 pm Film Showing over Soda and Pop, Cesar Montano as “Dr. Jose Rizal” * Venue: Rizal Center, Donation: $5.00,Call Rev. Raul Fermin, KOR, 847 204-4139 or [email protected]

Oct 13, Thur. 5:30 pm – Film showing of “Above the Clouds” at Chicago Public Library Uptown Branch at 929 W Buena Ave, Chicago, IL 60613 Call (312) 744-8400

Oct 15, Sat. – “Sining Mulat 4” – Children’s Arts and Philippine Crafts*, Drawing and Painting for ages 6-12 years old. Donation $10 w/ lunch, Rizal Center. Email: Willi Buhay at [email protected]

Oct 15, Sat., 4-8 pm – “Silip/Sulyap, “ Art Exhibit with reception*. Rizal Center, Donation $10.00. Willi Buhay at [email protected]

Oct 15, Sat., 6 pm – Search for Young Ambassadors* – Lead your peers in making a difference.. at Drury Lane Theater Sponsor – Chicago Nightingales, 100 Drury Lane, Oak Brook Terrace, IL  Phoebe Doruelo-. 630-740-4994

Oct 16, Sun., 4-7pm – Old Town School – A Tri-Performance of Ethnic Communities (Filipinos, Koreans, and Indians) Venue: Rizal Heritage Center. Contact Bobby Luna 773 524-9798

Oct 20, Thursday, 5:30 PM – “Rizal in USA” during the Consulate General’s “Ika-20 na Pagkikita sa Konsulado” Mariano Santos [email protected], Sponsor – Knights of Rizal Central USA) (See page 42 for story)

Oct 20, Thursday, 5:30 PM – Gawad Kalinga Night at E+O 125 Randhurst Village Drive, Mt. Prospect, IL. Special Filipino menu available at E+O throughout October. ( Leslie (224-848-9837,Jun 847-848-2300)


Oct 22, Saturday, 12pm to 2pm Pamanang Pinoy: Musika at The Field Museum 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60605 (RSVP to [email protected])

Oct 22, Sat., 5:45 pm; Oct 24, Mon., 5:45 pm & Oct 26 at 1 pm – Chicago International Film Festival presents film screening of “Ordinary People”* at AMC River East 21, 322 E Illinois St, Chicago IL 60611, tickets –

Oct 22, Sat., 5pm Filipiniana Fashion Show* Call- Alma Reed 515-240-5631 Sponsor Philippine Cultural Group of Michigan)
Oct 22, Sat., 6:30pm Filipino American Association of South Du Page 32nd Anniversary Gala at Double Tree Suites by Hilton 2111 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515 call-Jose Soloria (630)915-5956)
Oct. 23, Sun.,  11 am – 4 pm  FAHM ‘s Most Outstanding Fil-AM Seniors* at Four Points by Sheraton Chicago O’Hare Airport 10249 West Irving Park Road Schiller Park, IL (email Adeline : [email protected] Sponsor – PACF)

Oct. 23 Sun., 12 noon – FAHM celebration in Mundelein. Mass in the chapel at St. Maria del Popolo, 116 North Lake Street, Mundelein, IL (Contact Yolly Rodrigo 847-951-0148)

Oct. 23, Sun, 11:30 am Methodism & US Colonial Rule in the Philippines, Central United Methodist Church, 8237 Kenton, Skokie, Call Anong 847-528-4991

Oct. 23, Sun., 5pm Fashion for a Cause , proceeds go to artesian wells for the poor (Call Norma Manankil 630-319-7949)

Oct 27, Thur., 5:30 pm –  Justice Denied: Wards Cove Packing Co. v. Atonio at 10/F 25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago, IL 60611 (Sponsor – The Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago,  *RSVP (See page 42)

Oct 29, Sat., 8pm – Chicago Filipino Asian American Hall of Fame 22nd Anniversary* at Hyatt O’Hare , for tickets: [email protected]

Oct 29, Sat., 2:30pm to 4:30pm. FANHS Exhibits and Forum on relevant & timely issues/topics beneficial to our community (Importance of political involvement, knowing our rights) Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie, IL. Call: Jelly, 847-679-7058, [email protected]

Oct 30, Sun., 2-5 pm – Halloween Costume Party with Philippine History Characters, Rizal Center. Contact Al Cabagnot 773 799-8043,Filipino American Grandparents Association of Chicago (FAGPAC)

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Oct 30, Sun., 2:30pm to 4:30pm.- NaFFAA’s Halloween celebration with FilAm youths showcasing their talent during the variety talent show. Niles Public Library, 6960 Oakton Ave., Niles, IL. Jelly  847-679-7058 Abby, 847-529=5558

Oct 30, Sun., 3pm – Film screening of “Hinabing Pakpak ng Ating Mga Anak”* by Notre Dame Professor of Theater and Film-Anton Juan .DePaul Student Center Hall 120 B, Contact Dr Cleofe Casambre [email protected]

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