TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY
It’s Filipino American History Month!
This month only began to get recognized by the US Congress beginning in 2009.
It was founded by the Filipino American National Historical Society in 1991, to be celebrated in 1992
Tagalog is the third most commonly spoken language in the US in languages other than English. It is only behind Spanish and Chinese (both Mandarin and Cantonese).
There are at least 1.9 million Filipinxs living in the US. We account for 4% of this country’s 44 million immigrants (2016 data)
Families are central to FSA. Of course, all members are encouraged to connect with everyone but with families you get to form a special bond with your Ates and Kuyas as well as your siblings!
Your Ates and Kuyas are your “bigs” and when you sign up to be in a family you are an “Ading” or a “little”.
If you’re interested in being in a family, I will be releasing an “Ading” form.