Filipino Americans: The Bridge Generation [11/19]

WHAT: Book Talk and Launching: Vanishing Filipino Americans: The Bridge Generation (by Peter Jamer0)

WHEN: Saturday, November 19, 2011; 2:30pm – 4:30pm

WHERE: Carson Public Library

151 E. Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-0901

Documentation of Filipino American history is largely limited to the Manong Generation that immigrated to the US in the early 1900s. Their second-generation children — the Bridge Generation — are now in their sixties, seventies, and eighties; however, the literature is silent regarding their life in America. Vanishing Filipino Americans explores the Bridge Generation’s growing up years; their maturation as participants in Filipino youth clubs; their development of a unique subculture; their civic participation; and their triumphs and struggles in America’s workforce. Jamero begins the process of documenting the experiences and contributions of these second-generation Filipino Americans, addressing a significant void in the history of Filipinos in America.

The event is an ongoing community outreach program of Philippine Expressions Bookshop (www.philippineexpressionsbookshop.com) and is co-sponsored by the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS), LA Chapter and by The Friends of Carson Library.

Free and open to the public. RSVP is requested. Tel. (310) 514-9139 or email.