The Michigan chapter of the Filipino American Historical Society (FANHS-MI) announced its plan to celebrate Filipino American History Month in October, this year at the Philippine American Cultural Center (PACCM) in Southfield.
The celebration was tentatively scheduled on October 9 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
FANHS-MI made the announcement last July 30 shortly after it held a membership meeting during which it elected its new set of officers.
Elected were Professor Aurora Harris, president; Joseph Galura, vice president; Fe Rowland, treasurer; and James Wilson, secretary.
The celebration of Filipino American History Month will be highlighted by activities that will include dramatic readings based on a diary of General Marcario Peralta, Jr. and set on Panay Island during World War II. The readings will be directed by FANHS-MI President Harris, a niece of General Peralta.
Community member Felisa de Luna will be invited to relate her wartime experiences as a veteran of the Philippine Army.
FANHS-MI is a member of the national Filipino American Historical Society.
The national officers spoke at the first White House celebration of Filipino American History Month on Oct. 2, 2015. President Barack Obama delivered a remark during the event.