Empowering the Filipino American Spirit: NAFFAA Commemorates Philippine Independence Day

Washington, DC (June 12, 2024) – As the Filipino American community stands on the shoulders of its ancestors, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NFFAA) proudly celebrates Philippine Independence Day this June 12th. This momentous occasion serves as a powerful reminder of the resilience, strength, and unwavering spirit that define the Filipino American experience.

Mariela Fletcher, National President of NFFAA, emphasizes the profound significance of Philippine Independence Day for Filipino Americans, stating, “This day is not just about honoring our homeland’s struggle for freedom. We recognize the enduring legacy that shapes our identity as Filipino Americans. It’s a testament to our community’s resilience in the face of adversity and our commitment to preserving our cultural heritage for future generations.”

Brendan Flores, National Chair of NFFAA, echoes this sentiment, highlighting the importance of unity and solidarity within the Filipino American community. “As we commemorate Philippine Independence Day, let us come together as one community to celebrate our shared history, culture, and achievements,” says Flores. “Our collective strength lies in our diversity, and it’s through our unity that we empower the Filipino American spirit.”

Across the United States, Filipino Americans are embracing their heritage and celebrating their roots with pride and reverence. From vibrant cultural festivals and community gatherings to educational initiatives and advocacy efforts, Filipino Americans are actively contributing to the rich tapestry of American society.

As we honor the sacrifices of our ancestors and celebrate the freedoms we enjoy today, let us reaffirm our commitment to building a brighter future for the Filipino American community. Together, we stand as torchbearers of hope, resilience, and cultural pride, inspiring future generations to embrace their heritage and make a meaningful impact in their communities and beyond.

Invitation to Attend: We invite you to join us at the upcoming National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) National Empowerment Conference and Civic Leadership Forum (NEC+CLF) in Detroit, Michigan.

Event Details:

  • Date: August 16-17, 2024
  • Location: The Atheneum, Detroit, Michigan
  • Co-host: NaFFAA Michigan
  • Theme: Empowering Our Future: Building Stronger Communities Together
  • Highlights: Keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops, networking opportunities, cultural performances, and more.

Be part of this historic Filipino American event, where visionary speakers, dynamic activities, and fellow trailblazers converge to inspire, empower, and build community. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate our heritage, honor our history, and shape the future. We can’t wait to see you there!

For more information and to register, please visit naffaa.org/nec2024.