Pinay: Culture Bearers of the Filipino Diaspora

The Filipino Association of University Women is undertaking a project that would explore how Filipino women immigrants transmit Filipino culture, and looks at what is actually being transmitted.

We are inviting women to share their:

  1. Lived experiences of Filipino culture,

  2. Core values as passed on by their ancestors, and

  3. Their own culture transmission and culture perpetuation behaviors.

FAUW plans to document the stories and conduct outreach presentations to share their findings. The organization intends to publish a book that would investigate, through first person stories contributed by Filipino women of all ages, the extent to which they believe in, incorporate and practice any of the core values in their life experiences.

It will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Hamilton Library, Room 301 of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Discussion starts at 1:00 pm and will be led by Professor Emeritus Virgie Chattergy of UHM College of Education.

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Hawaii, Hamilton Library. For inquiries, contact Rose Churma at or (808) 358-2868. R.S.V.P. by Friday, February 27.