Omaha, Nebraska (PRWEB) October 12, 2012
Filipinos have been in America since the 6th century. Today, Filipino Americans in the United States represent an active ethnic group that contributes immensely to the richness and vibrancy of American society.
In recognition of the above, the U.S. House of Representatives signed H.R. 780 in November 2, 2009 recognizing October as Filipino American History Month. In similar fashion, the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 298 recognizing “…the celebration of Filipino American History Month 2009 as a study of the advancement of Filipino Americans and as a time to renew efforts toward the examination of history and culture in order to provide an opportunity for all people in the United States to learn more about Filipino Americans and their historic contributions to the Nation.”
In Nebraska, Governor Dave Heinaman and Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle respectively signed proclamations designating October 2012 as Filipino American History Month.
In the spirit of the above, the Filipino-American Organization of Metropolitan Omaha will be holding celebratory festivities in October 14, 2012 at the Paralyzed Veterans of America at 7612 Maple Street, Omaha, Nebraska from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. The celebration will feature various cultural activities such as traditional Filipino dances, cultural displays and Filipino food.
The celebration is open to all, especially Nebraskans in general and Omahans in particular.
The month of October is also celebrated as Filipino American History Month throughout the country by various Filipino American organizations.
About Filipino-American Organization of Metropolitan Omaha
The Fil-Am was formed on or about 1976. Several Filipino-Americans from Omaha and the metropolitan area joined to pursue civic, cultural, social, and other related activities. The Fil-Amis a family oriented organization, focusing on traditional Filipino culture as well as Western culture. Throughout the history of the organization, two groups have emerged; Seniors and the Youth Groups. However, participation is not confined to age. The Fil-Am strives to serve individuals of all ages. The Youth Group was formally organized in 1992. The Youth Group is involved in many local events and activities. Majority of the Fil-Am activities are potluck which presents a good opportunity to introduce and share traditional Filipino cuisines. The friendly atmosphere of the organization permeates the Filipino-American community and brings the community together to enjoy the Filipino culture. The organization frequently participates in cultural events throughout the community, including the annual Ethnic Folklore Festival in Omaha where dancers perform native Philippine folk dances.
Filipino-American Organization of Metropolitan Omaha, Inc.