Filipino Newspaper Presentation

I haven’t posted here for awhile, since January 2020. So much has happened since the pandemic began. I’m posting now to let you know I will be giving a talk at the Salinas Valley Ethnic Studies Conference on Saturday, Sept. 18, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 pm, at the Hartnell College Alisal Campus (1752 E Alisal St., Salinas, Ca 93905).

My talk will focus on Filipino newspapers published in Salinas Chinatown during the1920s-30s: the Philippine Independent, and the Philippines Mail. Also presenting with me will be members of Asian Cultural Experience (ACE) of Salinas Chinatown. They include Jason Agpaoa presenting on Filipino waves of immigration, Richard Villegas on the 1st and 2nd Filipino Army Regiment, and Alex Fabros on Filipinos in Salinas Valley. Thanks to Jason Agpaoa for arranging this talk and supporting Filipinx and AAPI contributions to Ethnic Studies.

Delfin Cruz (top left), editor of Philippines Mail, mid-1930s to 1983, with friends and family who helped put together the newspaper and distribute it.