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Support Little Manila Foundation (CA): 2013 Fil-Am History Calendars AVAILABLE!

Posted by FAN Admin in Back To Our Roots, Home on 12 16th, 2012

Our 2013 Filipino American History Calendar

Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 9:00PM

Just in time for the holidays and the new year, our sixth annual Filipino American History Calendar from FANHS and Little Manila Foundation is hot off the press and ready for you to order! Order TODAY because we sell out every year! (Last year we sold out in one week!)

All calendar proceeds benefit the preservation efforts of the Little Manila Foundation and the Museum Fund of the Filipino American National Historical Society.

At only $10, it’s the perfect gift for everyone and an affordable way to learn Filipino American history. Each month features a historic photograph from the Filipino American National Historical Society’s extensive archives as well as community members’ personal albums,  as well as important dates in Philippine and Filipino American History. The calendar is designed by Stockton Filipino American Rick Narvarte. This year’s cover features the glamorous Los Filipinos Tailoring Shop, located at 232 S. El Dorado Street in the heart of Little Manila in the late 1920s. The Lazaro family (from left, Placido, a friend, Juliana, and Juliana’s daughter Asuncion Guevarra (Nicolas) ran the shop.

This year’s photographs features veterans of the First Filipino Infantry, strawberry workers, UFW Co-Founder and former Filipino Community of Stockton president Larry Itliong, a Manuel Roxas Post Christmas party, a Caballeros de Dimas Alang float, the Castillo family restaurant in Little Manila, the Aynaga family and Cecil Bonzo at the farmer’s market “under the bridge” in Little Manila, a big crowd of Bridge Generation Pinays and Pinoys at a luau party in the 1940s. The photographs feature members of the following families and organizations: Caballeros de Dimas Alang, Filipino Youth Association (circa 1940s), Manuel Roxas Post and Auxiliary, the Filipino Community of Stockton, Castillo, Engkabo, Lazaro, Nicolas, Reyes, Unsod, Juanitas, Aynaga, Ninonuevo, Somera, Peña, Inosanto, Mata, Arca, Bonzo, Ybera, Saturno, Villegas, San Juan, Saguindel, Tomek, Agdeppa, Navarro, Cabayan, Itliong, Caballero, Gesulga, Rosal, Liwanag, Ente, Cordova, Bilar, Sabac, Riego, Batugo, our Little Manila Afterschool Program students, and many, many more. In fact, if you trace your roots to Stockton, you have a relative or friend in this calendar!

Almost every day features a different significant date or event in Filipino American history. If you had your 2012 Calendar, you would know Dec. 13, 1928, California farmers passed a resolution to exclude Filipino immigration. Also, on Dec. 13 1941, Filipinos in Stockton called a boycott of Japanese businesses and wore “I Am Filipino” buttons to protect against anti-Japanese racial violence that unfortunately erupted against Asian Americans during World War II . And those are just a few examples of all you will learn from our calendar!

WHERE TO BUY: (buy now online or via phone! Delivery and mailing begins Thursday 12/21)

Online – Little Manila Foundation Online Store:  Buy Now!
– Because of USPS delays and possible inclement weather, we cannot guarantee Christmas Eve delivery, but ordering by MIDNIGHT THURSDAY 12/20 is your best bet as the orders will go out Friday 12/21 via priority mail from Stockton. If you live in the Stockton area or the SF Bay Area, keep reading for other ordering options.

To Buy in the Stockton area:

• Every Little Manila Foundation board member has calendars to sell:
Elena Mangahas, Dillon Delvo, Lorenzo Romano, Florence Quilantang, Addie Suguitan, Fay Olympia, Sylvia Oclaray, Tony Somera, Jessica Hernandez, Sandi Olega Miyai, Flora May Teague, and Dawn Mabalon. If you know any of these board members, contact them and they can sell you and deliver any quantity you need!

• By Phone (in Stockton only): (209) 477-7143. Clearly state your name, the number of calendars, and your phone number.

• Email Us: Go to this page on our website: Tell us your name, how many you’d like to order, and someone will get back to you ASAP.

• Yet Bun Heong Bakery
Filipino Center, 6 W. Main St., Stockton, CA 95202
10:00 – 3:00 PM daily; only until 1:00 PM Saturdays. Closed on Wednesdays.

To Buy In San Francisco/Bay Area:

• Arkipelago Books

1010 Mission Street  San Francisco, CA 94103

(415) 553-8185

Give the gift of Books:

Posted by FAN Admin in Back To Our Roots, Home on 12 10th, 2012



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Give A Book This Christmas!


Celebrate Christmas with a gift that keeps giving, even to the next generation that follows.

Give a Book for Christmas, not just any book but a Filipiniana book that embodies the thoughts, words and aspirations of the Filipino people. Fortunes come and go but the culture of a people stays as long as the people live. But culture must be nurtured among the young so that it is passed on to the next generation. And when memory fails, there is nothing like Philippine booksstack_of_books 25% that document all the cultural treasures of a people to bring back the customs and traditions that enrich the Filipino.

In our 28 years of serving the Filipino Community in the US, this is the first time that we are offering a special Christmas sale of select items suitable as gifts for your loved ones. We take pride especially in the children’s titles that we have chosen as

Since the sale is only until December 15, please shop early so that you will receive your order on time for Christmas.

Maligayang Pasko at Masaganang Bagong Taon!

Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!


Colorado Gives Day TODAY!

Posted by lecrowder in Events, Home on 12 4th, 2012

Four Days a Summer…Impact for Life!

Give TODAY, December 4th from anywhere in the world, and YOU can have an impact.

100% of your donation comes to us on Colorado Gives Day! Thank you @Community First
Foundation and FirstBank! And…the FirstBank Incentive Fund increases the value of every dollar donated. Make your tax deductible year-end donation to Heritage Camps TODAY and help change lives for adopted children! Please DONATE HERE NOW!

How do we Change Lives?

• We Celebrate Adoption!
• We Create a Community that is sustaining for the whole adoptive family.
• We make Connections for Life between adoptees, adoptive parents, and the supportive cultural community.
• We facilitate Cultural Immersion for the adoptees and for their families to feel like they belong to the culture they were born into, and to the culture of adoption.
• We provide Countless Resources for adoptive families to have access to all year long.

Being adopted is not a stigma, nor certainly is it not a disease, but it is something that needs to be reckoned with, moreso for some than for others, and in so many different ways. It is like an “extra layer” in someone’s life that can have an impact on the adoptee and on the entire family. It is the not knowing exactly who you are or where you came from that can have lifelong repercussions. It cannot be ignored, and it can surely be celebrated! At Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families, we hit it right over the head, and we have so much fun doing it! In four days, we can have a lifelong impact on an adopted child, and on their entire family.

Please help us make this happen again for the 1,000s of children and their families who come to our camps each summer.

Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families
c/o Pam Sweetser
Executive Director
2052 Elm Street
Denver, Colorado 80207
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