Filipino-American History Month was established to commemorate the first documented landing of Filipinos in the continental United States over 425 years ago. The United States Congress passed Resolutions to Recognize October as Filipino-American History Month nationally in 2009, 2010, and in 2011. Read more about the Resolutions here.
Berkeley Lab’s Filipino-American (Fil-Am) Club will be hosting a film screening of “El Presidente” on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 12 pm in B50 Auditorium. The movie portrays the life of General Emilio Aguinaldo and the first democratic republic in Asia. Aguinaldo, who later becomes the first President of the Philippines, was responsible for the creation of the Philippine Flag, the National Anthem, and the first Philippine Constitution. The film is in Tagalog with English subtitles. Watch the trailer here. (Note: If employees are not able to stay for the entire running time of 165 minutes, you are invited to watch the first hour from 12-1 pm.)
For more information, or if you are interested in joining the Lab’s Fil-Am Club, please email Madelyn Bello at email@example.com.
Additional event in the Bay Area: Filipino Book Festival on Saturday, October 19th at the San Francisco Main Library.