FILIPINAS! Voices from Daughters and Descendants of Hawaii’s Plantation Era
The statewide collection of “voices from daughters and descendants” speaks of 1st generation nanas (our women elders), lelangs (our grandmothers), mothers, aunties, sisters, and friends of the plantation era. Their stories are about imaginative, resourceful, spiritual, humorous 1st generation Filipinas and their solutions for complicated, painful challenges. The story begins with the arrival of the Filipinas in 1907 from the barrios of the Philippines to the present.
June 8, 2014 1:30-3:30
A Reading from FILIPINAS! Voices from Daughters and Descendants of Hawaii’s Plantation Era
University of Hawaii, Hamilton Library, Rm. 301
A presentation on FILIPINAS! Voices from Daughters and Descendants of Hawaii’s Plantation Era is scheduled for the University of Hawaii, Hamilton Library, Rm. 301, on Sunday, June 8, 2014, 1:30 – 3:30 pm. The presentation is free and open to the public. Parking is free. Invite your adult friends and family to join us for an afternoon of stories as we celebrate the spirit of Hawaii’s plantation era 1st generation Filipinas.
Dr. Brown’s brief discussion on this statewide book project will be followed with readings by nine storytellers from the island of Oahu. Each of these Filipina storytellers will read from her story about a 1st generation plantation era ancestor.
July 31, 2014 to August 2, 2014
FILIPINO AMERICAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY CONFERENCE
San Diego, California, Kona Kai Resort & Hotel
FILIPINAS! Voices from Daughters and Descendants of Hawaii’s Plantation Era will be presented on Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10:30-12:15 pm. Attendees must be registered. For your convenience, above is a link to access information and registration forms for this Conference.
Dr. Brown’s discussion in San Diego on her statewide book project will be followed with readings by four storytellers featured in FILIPINAS! These story tellers are women from Oahu, Molokai, and Maui some who are currently living in California, Virginia, Hawaii.
There will be readings scheduled on each island—Kauai, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Hawaii and Oahu possibly during Hawaii’s Filipino History Month—October 2014. The readings will be by the storytellers from each of these islands. A schedule will be posted shortly.