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Tonight, the CUNY Board of Trustees approved my promotion to Distinguished Professor - making me the 1st Asian American & youngest at John Jay College & presumably the 1st Filipino American Distinguished Professor in CUNY. #FilipinoAmericanHistory #ThisIsWhatAProfessorLooksLike
It’s not lost on me that this all happened during #FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth & on #LarryItliongDay. Manong Larry came to the US in 1929 in search of a better life. While he wanted to be a lawyer & fight for justice for all, he was forced to work the fields & canneries instead.
The earlier Filipinos who came here in the early 1900s were met with racism, violence, & injustice. They were not allowed to vote, own property, marry outside of their race, or have basic civil rights. They were brutalized, lynched, & even killed. And the law didn’t protect them.
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Did you know #FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth
is celebrated in October to commemorate the first documented presence of Filipinos in what would later be known as the continental United States?

#FAHM #FAHM2021 #OnThisDay
Upon arrival, two Luzones Indios were first sent to shore to scout the land. In spite of observing several local indigenous people (the Chumash people), the landing party (now led by 2 Spaniards) climbed atop a hill and claimed the new land as theirs. #FilipinoAmericanHistory
The Chumash retaliated - resulting in the deaths of one Spaniard (Felipe de Contreras) & one unnamed Filipino. The galleon retreated & continued onto Acapulco, Mexico. For decades, Filipinos continued to work on these Spanish galleons, enduring poor working conditions & violence.
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Let’s talk about this day in history - October 18, 1587 - 434 years ago.

Many people might know that this is why we celebrate Filipino American History Month in October, but many might not know what actually happened on that day.
#FAHM #Since1587 #MorroBay #LuzonesIndios ImageImageImageImage
I humbly offer this history lesson, as most of us may not have ever gotten it. I also humbly offer the idea of commemorating this day in history, but not celebrating it.

#FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth #HistoryNotHeritage ImageImageImageImage
Please feel free to share with others. Happy #FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth everyone!

Tell your stories. Preserve our history.

#FAHM #FAHM2021 #LuzonesIndios #Manilamen #FilipinoAmericanHistory ImageImage
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In case IG & Facebook go down again, here is some content for #FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth!

Throughout the month of October, I’ll be sharing my #FAHMSyllabus, which will include some of my favorite resources for learning about Filipina/x/o American history and experiences.
Today, we begin with history books and historical memoirs! These are books that are written about (and in) different time eras - all by Pin@y authors! #FAHM #FAHM2021
I’ll also share some of my favorite essays, research articles, films, poetry, novels, and more! But for now, here are the history recommendations! #FilipinoAmericanHistory is American History! #FAHM @fanhs_national
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Filipino Americans & the Trauma of Being Asian American: A Thread for #FAHM2019.

Being Filipino American means being marginalized within a marginalized group. It means not being Asian enough, while knowing you’re not Latinx or Black, even though you may relate better w/ them.
The first time I learned I was Asian American was when I was in high school. There was an API student club, & I thought I could join because of the PI part. I’d later find many Filipinos felt more PI than A. But I’d also learn PI should be reserved for actual Pacific Islanders.
Prior to this, I was always *only* Filipino/Fil-Am. In California, we’ve had our own box since 1988. Plus, we had unique history of oppression & discrimination within US and AsianAm history. I never felt Asian because I was never treated as Asian. I was treated as a Filipino.
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