Washington DC Fil-Am events to focus on US polls

/ 03:33 AM October 22, 2016


WASHINGTON, DC – A series events will convene Filipino American community leaders and allies from around the country discuss issues of concern with an eye toward the upcoming November elections.
KAYA: Filipino Americans for Progress (KAYA) will be hosting these events in the nation’s capital on Oct. 23 – 24 to celebrate its Filipino American History Month’s theme,”1946: A Turning Point.”
The community forums will be led by prominent community leaders on issues for Filipino Americans, culture and collective action and political action. KAYA is co-hosting with the Filipino American National Historical Society (FAHNS) and with the support of the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA).


The discussions will include speakers such as restaurant owner Nicole Ponseca and Christopher Cabaldon, mayor of West Sacramento.

Following the Community Forum, KAYA will host a fundraiser and reception benefiting the Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project (FilVetREP), a nonpartisan, community-based, all-volunteer national initiative whose mission is to raise awareness through academic research and public information and obtain national recognition of Filipino and Filipino American WWII Soldiers across the United States and Philippines for their wartime service to the U.S. and the Philippines from July 1941 to December 1946.


WHO: KAYA: Filipino Americans for Progress

WHAT: Welcome Dinner & Karaoke Night
WHEN: Sunday, October 23, 2016, 5:00-10:00PM
WHERE: Purple Patch DC (3155 Mt Pleasant St NW, Washington, D.C. 20010)
*Please make dinner reservations directly with the restaurant at www.purplepatchdc.com/reservations/
WHY: An informal welcome dinner to meet and network with other community leaders.

WHAT: Filipino American Community Forum
WHEN: Monday, October 24, 2016, 2:00-5:00PM
WHERE: Equality Center, Human Rights Campaign (1640 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20036)
WHY: Discussion of key issues affecting the Filipino American community and how to take action.

WHAT: Fundraiser & Reception Benefiting the Filipino WWII Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Efforts
WHEN: Monday, October 24, 2014, 6:00-8:00PM
WHERE: Capitale, DC (1301 K St NW #103, Washington, D.C.
WHY: Benefit for The Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project (www.FilVetREP.org).
TICKETS: http://bit.ly/FilVetsCGM

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TAGS: "1946: A Turning Point", community forums, Filipino American History Month, Filipino American National Historical Society (FAHNS), FilvetRep, KAYA: Filipino Americans for Progress (KAYA), NaFFAA, political discussions, US elections 2016
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