FOR FILIPINO STUDIES
In conjunction with the Filipino American Educators Association of California (FAEAC), the Bulosan Center, through the Welga Project, has been developing K-12 curriculum in support of the Filipino Involvement in Farmworker History bill (Assembly Bill 123) and the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum bill (Assembly Bill 2016). Please view the sample curriculum drafted by the FAEAC-Welga Project Coalition and the AB123 Pilot cohort at this link.
EXHIBITS AND DIGITAL RESOURCES
The BCFS creates exhibits and digital resources aimed contextualize the compiled research of the BCFS and the historical Welga Digital Archive and Repository.
To view the digital resources on the Welga Digital Archive, click here.
The BCFS intends to produce video documentaries on Filipino issues and subjects. An upcomming documentary revolves around UFW Vice President Philip Vera Cruz, a Filipino American labor leader who played a vital role in the Asian American movement as well as the labor movement. Filmmaker Glenn Aquino's film, Movement Beyond It's Leaders, documents Vera Cruz' contributions for better wages and working conditions for all workers. Included in this film are oral history interviews with Chicano and Filipino UFW veterans, including Roger Gadiano and Gilbert Padilla.
The BCFS offers workshops on Filipino American history, Filipino American contemporary issues and even Philippine history for the public through our partnerships with Filipino based organizations. Additionally, BCFS researchers present their work at academic conferences as well as Filipino American History Month events locally, state-wide, nationally and even internationally.
The BCFS aims to launch a Filipino Studies Journal, an interdisciplinary publication that will allow UC Davis students and guest authors the opportunity to write articles on historical, contemporary, and public policy issues affecting Filipinos.
To view an example of an interdisciplinary publication, please refer to our Publications page.
EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
To support the inclusion of Filipino Studies in K-12 to the college-level courses, the BCFS hosts professional development workshops to assist new, prospective and experiences educators on how to implement the interdisciplinary resources of the BCFS into their curriculum.
Created during the Welga Project phase, the Welga Filipino American Archive and Repository (Welga Digital Archive) will function as the BCFS’ informational repository. The digital archive is online and completely free for researchers. Currently, the collections primarily consists of Filipino American labor history. Its incorporation into the BCFS will broadly expand the scope to include research material pertaining to the Filipino American Experience, ranging from topics such as immigration, culture, historic buildings and neighborhoods, veterans, and the workforce.
To view the Welga Digital Archive, please click the following link.
The BCFS is planning the Preserving California’s Historic Filipino American Sites oral history project. Through this oral history initiative, these interviews will be conducted to chronicle the historic preservation movement of the Filipino American community, along with documenting the successes, failures, and compromises made to preserve historic ethnic communities. As economic development, freeway construction, and gentrification continue to threaten Filipino sites of memory, we deemed it necessary to launch this oral history endeavor to ensure the history is not forgotten.
To view the previous oral history campaign conducted by the Welga Project, please click the following link.