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
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.