First Bank offers Shredding & Recycling, Oct. 10

First Bank & Trust offers a monthly Community Shredding Day, where guests can bring up to 25 lbs. of personal papers to be shredded and recycled from 11 am - 1pm on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the FBT Winnetka branch, 100 Green Bay Road Winnetka, IL 60093. In addition, there is an opportunity to recycle obsolete electronics such as old computers, laptops, hard drives, printers, copiers, cell phones and more that would normally just sit in a landfill. For more information, call 847-733-7400.

Free film showing of “The Great Raid” at Morton Grove Public Library, Nov. 8

“The Great Raid,” the film based on the most daring rescue of World War II prisoners of war (POWs) in 1945 will be shown on Sunday, 2 pm, November 8 at the Morton Grove Public Library Auditorium, 6140 N. Lincoln Ave. ,Morton Grove, IL. Admission is free.
This color, full-length movie starring Benjamin Bratt, James Franco, Joseph Fiennes and Filipino award-winning actor, Cesar Montano is about “the most triumphant rescue in U.S. military history.”
The elite 6th Ranger Battalion aided by Filipino guerilla fighters penetrated enemy lines to beat the inevitable extermination of the 513 survivors of a Japanese concentration camp in Cabanatuan, days after the U.S. liberation forces landed in the Philippines in 1945.
The screenplay is based on “The Raid on Cabanatuan” by William B. Breuer and “Ghost Soldiers” by Hampton Sides—two books that are available on most public libraries.
This presentation is in conjunction with the Philippine American History Month in October as mandated by the U.S. Congress. Mayor Daniel DiMaria also proclaimed the event during the September 28th meeting of the Morton Grove Village Board.
“Showing of this film should raise consciousness among the citizenry about the sacrifices of U.S. and Philippine veterans whom we honor on November 10. This film shows the bravery of many unsung soldiers especially those who fought in Bataan and in World War II,” says Ed Ramos, a Filipino American Morton Grove village trustee.
Sponsors of this event include: Morton Grove Public Library, Filipino American Assn. of Morton Grove, PINOY Newsmagazine, Gawad Kalinga (Giving Care), Filipino American Historical Society, Filipino Choir of St. Martha, NaFFAA, Filipino American of Skokie and the Chicago Consulate General of the Philippines.
For particulars, call MGPL (847) 965-4220, Ed Ramos (224) 875-8359 or Anong Santos (847) 528-4991.


Fil- Am History Month planned events in October

CHICAGO – In 2009, the US Congress passed H. Res. 780 recognizing October 2011 and every October thereafter as Filipino American History Month (FAHM) to celebrate the history and culture of Filipino Americans and their historic contributions to the Nation. Starting in 2011, the Philippine American Cultural Foundation (PACF) spearheaded an invitation to many Filipino American organizations in Chicago and suburbs to organize a variety of events to celebrate FAHM every October. Since 2011, Filipino American community groups in Chicago and suburbs have been working and partnering together to consolidate and promote the various events in celebration of FAHM every October. This year, we are commemorating 2 significant milestones in the Filipino American History – the 50th anniversary of the Immigration Act of 1965 and the 50th anniversary of the grape strike in Delano, CA.

• The Immigration and and Naturalization Act (INA) of 1965 was signed by President Lynden B. Johnson on October 3, 1965. It dramatically changed the demographic landscape of America. The law abolished the National Origins Quota System; made family-based immigration the basis for U.S. immigration policy; and established a preference system for people with special occupational skills to become permanent residents.
• The Philippines, after Mexico, has been the largest beneficiary of the liberalized immigration law. According to U.S. Census and Homeland Security sources: in 2008 there were in the U.S. approximately 1.7 million foreign born Filipinos; and approximately 1.4 million native born Filipinos, most who were the children or grandchildren of one or both parents who arrived after 1965.

• 50 years ago today, elderly Filipino men working in grape fields in Delano, CA decided to go on strike to fight for better wages and working conditions. That courageous decision would have effects far beyond the grape fields. In fact, ALL Filipino-Americans owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to these men. If you didn't already know this, take some time to educate yourself today. One good resource is https://welgadigitalarchive.omeka.net/.

Oct 1, Thursday On view through October 19 - We are Family Exhibits at The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive. Free general admission will be offered to Illinois residents during Museum Week at the The Field Museum, October 4, all day. (Contact Tito Ruben at Tito.Rubens@gmail.com, Sponsor – FAHSC)

Oct 2, Friday (10:00 A.M. Opening) to October 30, 2015 – “ART IS PASSION . AGELESS . SOCIAL . SERVICE” is an Art Exhibit featuring watercolor paintings done by volunteers and clients of the Pilipino American Social Services and Human Resources (PASS), a 501 ( c ) 3 not for profit organization which distributes food weekly to qualified families. Venue at Pilipino American Social Services and Human Resources (PASS) 1511 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60613 (Contct Susan Alforque Silvano Email: silvano5311@comcast.net Sponsor - PASS)

Oct 2, Friday 6:30pm – Film showing of “Delano Manongs ” at Indian Prairie Library at 401 Plainfield Rd, Darien, IL (Contact Tony Abellera at TonyAbellera@hotmail.com Sponsor - FAASD)

Oct 4 Sunday at 11:00am - 6:00pm –Kultura Festival at 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60647 (Contact http://filipino.kitchen/kultura-fest Sponsor – Filipino Kitchen)

Oct. 11, Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm FAHM celebration at St. Mathew Church 1555 Glen Ellyn Road Glendale Heights, IL (Contact Adeline Fajardo at adeline.pacf96@gmail.com Sponsor – PACF)

Oct. 11, Sunday 1:00 pm – 6:00pm – FANHS-MI at the Paaralang Pilipino “CINEPLEX” at Philippine American Community Center of Michigan (PACCM) 17356 Northland Park Ct. Southfield, MI 4807 (Contact James Beni Wilson 248-345-5562 / jamwilson9@gmail.com Sponsor – FANHS-MI)

Oct. 11, Sunday 8:00 am – 5:30pm – FANHS-MWC The 11th BIENNIAL MIDWEST CONFERENCE Wyndham Glenview Suites at 1400 Milwaukee Ave., Glenview, Illinois 60025 (Contact Almira Gilles fanhs.mwc@gmail.com Sponsor – FANHS-MWC)

Oct. 18, Sunday 11 am - 4 pm FAHM Luncheon Honoring the Most Outstanding Fil-AM Seniors at Four Points by Sheraton Chicago O'Hare Airport 10249 West Irving Park Road Schiller Park, IL (Contact Adeline Fajardo at adeline.pacf96@gmail.com Sponsor – PACF)

Oct 24, Saturday 2pm – Film showing of “The Gift of Barong” at Fountaindale Public Library District 300 W Briarcliff Rd, Bolingbrook, IL 60440 (Contact Tito Ruben at Tito.Rubens@gmail.com, Sponsor – FANHS-GC)

Oct 24 to January 29, 2016 - We are Family Exhibits at Trickster Art Gallery, Schaumburg, IL (Contact Tito Ruben at Tito.Rubens@gmail.com, Sponsor – FAHSC)
For the latest updates, please visit the Philippine American Cultural Foundation website http://pacfmidwest.org/2015/09/fahm2015/ and the
Filipino American Network website - http://fan-chicago.org/fahm-2/
For more information, contact Ruben Salazar at (630)969-2971 email Tito.Rubens@gmail.com.




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