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JFAV REMEMBERS 73rd BATAAN DAY AT THE KMB/SIKAP PILIPINO VISIBILITY WEEK, APRIL 12 In HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN

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April 16, 2014

JFAV REMEMBERS 73rd BATAAN DAY AT THE KMB/SIKAP PILIPINO VISIBILITY WEEK, APRIL 12 In HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN

Los Angeles- REMEMBER BATAAN! FIGHT FOR PHILIPPINE STUDIES!

Scores of youth, students, community advocates and Filipino World War II Veterans and widows from the Justice For Filipino American veterans (JFAV) commemorated the 73rd Fall Of Bataan, April 9, 1942 at the culmination of the KmB Pro People Youth /SIKAP Pilipino Visibility week last Saturday, April 12, 2015 at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles in Historic Filipintown.

JFAV Arturo P. Garcia said, “ we are still fortunate that we have three Filipino American veterans who were able to attend this event while in the Philippines there was none who were able to attend.

Most of our veterans are in their 100 years and late 90’s. They fought for us, this is the time we must struggle for them.”

Pilipino Visibilty Week, 2015

At the culmination of the Pilipino Visibility Week, the California Coalition for Philippine Studies (SIKAP) shared their stories with the veterans and widows as well as community members and imparted it into the murals they were making.

The murals being completed by different youth organizations were on the display at the stage of FACLA Social hall during the event.

Students from UC Irvine, Cal Poly Pomona PASK and XPO, USC Troy Phi , LAKAS Mentorship and ANSWER-LA attended the event. Veterans and widows from the JFAV and SPACE and community advocates from FACLA and FILAMARTS were also at the event.

In the event the Filipino World War II Veterans also shared their stories during war against the Japanese as a form of inter-generational sharing.

KmB Chair Eddy Gana and Stepahnie Sajor also gave a Spoken Word performance during the event, MArk Ramos, KmB Education Director, acted as the Emcee during the event.

A truly novel way to remember the 73rd Bataan Day in Historic Filipinotown Community.

For more information please call JFAV at (213) 241-0995 or email us Pilipinokami76@yahoo.com.

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