Celebrating Our Stories: Filipino in Hawai’i

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This weekend, Hawai’i’s Filipino community holds its biggest event of the year, the Filipino Fiesta, now celebrating its 20th anniversary.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa continues a series on local Filipino culture with a look at social mobility.

The 20th Annual Filipino Fiesta begins with a parade at 9am from Fort DeRussy through Waikiki with the festival continuing at Kapi’olani Park until 5pm.  Expect a lot of food and entertainment! 

The UH Manoa Ilocano Language Program and the Nakem Youth lauched a book last year, "Panagtaripato: Parenting our stories and our stories as parents".  It is a book about raising healthy children using the traditions of the Ilokano people.

"Kabambannuagan: our voices, our lives" presents stories from Ilokano youth in Hawaii, growing up with all the struggles and joys.   Both books are bilingual in Ilokano and English.  Get them through Aurelio Agcaoili or Jeffrey Acido in the Indo-Pacific Languages department at UH Manoa.

Roderick N. Labrador and Theodore S. Gonzalves collaborated on a book of photographs as part of the Images of America series:  "Filipinos in Hawai'i" , available through your favorite booksellers.

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