Book launch & talk -11/19

Got this email announcement and definitely had to share.

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Vanishing Filipino Americans: The Bridge Generation
By Peter Jamero

Booklaunching and Talk
Saturday, November 19, 2011
2:30pm - 4:30pm

Carson Public Library
151 E. Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-0901

Documentation of Filipino American history is largely limited to the Manong Generation that immigrated to the US in the early 1900s. Their second-generation children -- the Bridge Generation -- are now in their sixties, seventies, and eighties; however, the literature is silent regarding their life in America. Vanishing Filipino Americans explores the Bridge Generation's growing up years; their maturation as participants in Filipino youth clubs; their development of a unique subculture; their civic participation; and their triumphs and struggles in America's workforce. Jamero begins the process of documenting the experiences and contributions of these second-generation Filipino Americans, addressing a significant void in the history of Filipinos in America.

Peter Jamero belongs to the Bridge Generation. He is a retired health services executive who served as assistant secretary of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, director of the Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, director of the King County (WA) Department of Human Resources, vice president of the United Way of King County, executive director of the San Francisco City and County Human Rights Commission, branch chief in the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and executive director of theAsian American Recovery Services.

After retiring, he wrote Growing Up Brown: Memoirs of a Filipino American which he will also sign at this event. His first book, The Filipino Young Turks of Seattle: A Unique Experience in the American Sociopolitical Mainstream is now out of print. If you will
be unable to attend but would like to get an autographed copy of his two latest books, please call or email Linda Nietes.

The event is an ongoing community outreach program of Philippine Expressions Bookshop ( www.philippineexpressionsbookshop.com >. This is their last literary event for
2011. It is co-sponsored by the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS), LA Chapter and by The Friends of Carson Library. Free and open to the public. RSVP is requested. Tel. (310) 514-9139 or email


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