The Istorya-DC 2016 Symposium
Istorya-DC 2016 Theme
The Istorya-DC 2016 Symposium highlighted Filipino food and its recent popularity in the Washington, D.C. area. A light reception featuring Filipino dishes and desserts will follow the symposium.
Guests were welcomed with a videotaped keynote address by Amy Besa, co-author of "Memories of Philippine Kitchens," and co-owner of Purple Yam restaurants in Brooklyn, NY and in Malate, Philippines.
The first panel will include Washingtonians familiar with past and present Filipino eateries who will share their "DC Istoryas."
The second panel featured three local restaurant owners describe the DC food scene and how they attract Filipino and non-Filipino diners.
The symposium featured archival items related to Filipino food experiences (past and present), such as dining establishments, vintage photos, menus, new and old recipes, and cookbooks, and more! The exhibits and digital copies of items are from the Filipino American Community Archives,The Philippines on the Potomac (POPDC) Project, and the Rita M. Cacas Foundation, Inc.
Celebrate Archives Month!
A guided tour of the Filipino American Community Archives (FACA) was held at the University of Maryland (Hornbake Library, Friday, October 7 (1:00pm). Attendees met both authors of "Images of America: Filipinos in Washington, D.C." (Arcadia Publishing, 2009), Rita M. Cacas and Juanita Tamayo Lott.
Individual and Group tours may be scheduled by writing to: WDCFilipinos@gmail.com
More info about the FACA at http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/3293
The Istorya-DC 2016 Symposium was dedicated to the memories of two prominent DC Filipinos.
- Max Cacas (1954-2015) was a long-time Filipino American radio broadcaster, who was also one of the Istorya-DC 2015 speakers who shared practical skills for conducting oral history interviews.
- Joe Montano (1968-2016) was a well-known activist in the DC Filipino American community, as well as a close aide to Senator/Vice Presidential nominee, Tim Kaine (D-Va.).
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