Filipino American History Month Events

Filipino American History Month 2017

Washington, DC Events Calendar

Schedule/events are subject to change. Events in bold are hosted by NaFFAA.

Thursday, October 19th

Istorya DC 2017 Symposium

6 pm – 9 pm 

Embassy of the Philippines (Chancery Building)

1600 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC

An annual, educational gathering to celebrate Filipino American History Month and American Archives Month. The symposium is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Rita M. Cacas Foundation, Inc. (RMCF) in partnership with the Embassy of the Philippines. Its purpose is to share the history and research about DC area Filipinos and their communities. The theme of the 2017 Symposium will celebrate Washington DC area Filipino dance and music culture. Light refreshments will be served.

Website: RMCF Istorya DC 2017 Program | Contact: WDCFilipinos@gmail.com

Friday, October 20th

Guided Tour of the Filipino American Community Archives (FACA)

11:30 am 

Hornbake Library, Maryland Room

University of Maryland Libraries, College Park, MD

The Rita M. Cacas Foundation, Inc. (RMCF) is hosting a guided tour of the Filipino American Community Archives at the University of Maryland, College Park. This archive documents the rich history of Filipino-Americans in the Washington D.C. metro area and the state of Maryland more broadly.
The campus library is accessible through the university shuttles that also connects to the College Park Metro station.

Website: Abstract to the Filipino Community Archives 

Contact: WDCFilipinos@gmail.com


NaFFAA Filipino American History Month Welcome Reception

5 pm – 10 pm 


1301 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Come celebrate FAHM with us at Capitale DC to kick off NaFFAA’s 20th Anniversary Gala Weekend. Suggested donations of $20 (not mandatory) will be going to the The Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project, in order to raise money for the purchase of replica Congressional Gold Medals which will be presented to the surviving WWII veterans or their families. Guests must be 21 years and older.

Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/177360206158837/

Website: www.naffaa.org | Contact: 20thanniversary@naffaa.org   

Attire: Smart Casual

Saturday, October 21st

Run For Gold 5K (FilVetREP Fundraiser)

8 am – 12 pm 

Hosted by Fil-Am Racing and Philippine-American Foundation for Charities

Bluemont Park

601 N. Manchester Street

Arlington, VA US 22203

This 5K fun run/walk will be held to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Bataan Death March and to honor the Filipino and American service members  who sacrificed their lives during this tragic moment in Filipino American history.

Registration: https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Arlington/RunforGold5K

Website: www.filamracing.com | Contact: info@filamracing.com

NaFFAA 20th Anniversary Gala

5 pm – 10 pm 

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, D.C.

NaFFAA will recognize the legacy and accomplishments of the organization over the past 20 years, and highlight its comprehensive vision to unite and amplify the voices of the four million Filipinos and Filipino Americans living in the United States. During the Gala, NaFFAA will recognize and award key Filipino American leaders, organizations, and corporate partners. NaFFAA will also showcase the collaboration between all generations: from students and young professionals, business leaders and elected officials, to community leaders and allies.

Website: www.naffaa.org | Contact: 20thanniversary@naffaa.org

Attire: Formal/Filipiniana

Sunday, October 22nd

NaFFAA Board of Governors and Friends Brunch

*Please be advised of road closures between 3:30am to 3:00pm due to the Marine Corps Marathon.*

11 am – 2 pm 

Purple Patch Restaurant

3155 Mt Pleasant St NW

Washington, DC 20010

After the 20th Anniversary Gala, join NaFFAA’s Board of Governors at Purple Patch. Informal meet and network with our board while enjoying some of DC’s best Filipino cuisine. This event is open to the public. Brunch is on your own.

Website: www.naffaa.org | Contact: 20thanniversary@naffaa.org

Attire: Casual

Wednesday, October 25th

Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony (invitation only)

11 am – 12 pm 

U.S. Capitol Emancipation Hall

Leaders of the U.S. House and Senate will present a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of Filipino veterans of World War II for their service and sacrifice during the war. Livestream will be available at speaker.gov/live during the event. 

Website: www.filvetrep.org



FilVetREP Gala

4 pm – 9:30 pm 

Ritz-Carlton, Tyson’s Corner, VA

Tickets are $175 each.

Come join us the evening of October 25th to celebrate our veterans and the Filipino Veterans of WWII Congressional Gold Medal Act. Filipino WWII veterans, their families, community leaders, Members of Congress, and other supporters will be on hand for this historic occasion.

Registration: https://www.filvetrep.org/cgm-gala-dinnercelebration

Website: https://www.filvetrep.org