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Filipino American National Historical Society 

 

 


New Jersey Chapter

270 Marin Boulevard, Suite 13-O

Jersey City, N J 07302

(201) 332-6410

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Linda Mayo, Project Director

February 1, 2008

Tel. No.  (201) 388-1260

 

Email:  mayol@jcnj.org

 

 

New Jersey Council for the Humanities Awards Grant to

FANHS NJ Chapter for Oral History Project:

“Pamana” meaning “Legacy

 

 

Jersey City, New Jersey – The Filipino American National Historical Society New Jersey Chapter (FANHS) has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Funds will be used for an oral history project focused on Filipino veterans, primarily of the Second World War, who currently reside in New Jersey.  The story of Filipino participation in the Second World War has not been fully documented.  In addition to their contributions to the war effort for the Allies, their story is unique in that Filipino veterans have been denied veterans benefits by the U.S. government.  The aging Filipino veterans who remain represent the last living links to this untold American story.

 

"On Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Victories Hall, 240 Ege Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey, FANHS will host in part with [PACCAL and PAVO],, a celebration uniting Filipino veterans and Filipino American residents around New Jersey in the purpose of sharing their awareness to the public in regards to the Equity Bill for Filipino veterans.  Also, the event will feature a continuing saga on the presentation of the "Pamana/Legacy" oral history project, introducing some of the project's interviewees, and distribution of information about the project.  In addition, an exhibit of photos from World War II, "From Bataan & Corregidor to New Jersey," will be on view, and Media presentation by FANHS and participation of  the youth members of SAVE (Students Action for Veterans Equity)].

 

This project was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations in this project, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.