16th Biennial FANHS National Conference 2016

New York NY

Jun 22 - 25, 2016

The 16th Biennial Filipino American National Historical Conference returns to New York in 2016!  

This year’s conference theme is “A Pinay/Pinoy State of Mind: Building with Our Roots.” FANHS- Metro New York chose this theme  to focus on our history while building our future legacies. 

Our conference will feature all the traditional components of previous FANHS Conferences: 
* A Tour of the City 
* Phenomenal Keynote Speakers 
* Plenary Sessions and Workshops
* FANHS Town Hall Meeting
* Filipino American Authors Reception
* Banquet/ Gala with Dancing, Silent Auction, and More 

Our newest components that we will be adding this year, to add our New York City flare include:
* A Fashion Show with local, established Filipino American designers
* A Filipino American Film Festival featuring contemporary and fan favorite films from the past.

Majority of the Conference will be held at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (located in central Manhattan). Hotel blocks have been reserved for three hotels in Midtown Manhattan (just blocks from the conference location).  And our banquet/ gala will be held on the Hornblower Infinity - a cruise boat that will tour the Hudson River, with up close views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, the World Trade Center, and more!

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Joseph Tabaco

Board Member, FANHS Metro NY Chapter

Bio: Joey Tabaco is a semi-retired weather observer who lives out on Long Island with his wife Jackie. He was born and raised in Queens, NY and has 3 kids and 4 grandkids. His parents were from Tagbilaran City, Bohol and his father came to NYC right after WWII to work for the United Nations.

Mia Alvar

Author, "In the Country"

Jason Tengco

Deputy Director, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Kalayaan Mendoza

Field Organizer, Amnesty

Glenn Magpantay

Executive Director, NQAPIA

Allisonjoy Faelnar

Reiki Master Practitioner, allisonjoy reiki

Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales

Professor, San Francisco State University

Mario Lopez de leon, Jr.

Consul General, Philippine Consulate General of New York

Ben de Guzman

Executive Committee Member, Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project

Brenda Gambol

Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center

Dolores Alic

Treasurer, FANHS New York

Dorothy Cordova

Director, Filipino American National Historical Society

Ermena Vinluan

Filmmaker, Touch Base Productions

Rose Ibanez

Project Coordinator - Housing & Community Investment Dept., City of Los Angeles

Stephanie Chrispin

Board Member, FANHS- Metro New York

Nicole Ponseca

Jeepney/ Maharlika

Cecile Sison

FANHS New York

Dawn Mabalon

FANHS National Board of Trustees

Alex Thomas


Gail Prado

FANHS New York

RJ Mendoza-Nadal

FANHS New York

Mary Medrano


Kevin Nadal

Filipino American National Historical Society

DJ Neil Armstrong

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