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.
We create exhibits and digital resources contextualizing the compiled research of the Center and the Welga Digital Archive and Repository.
To view the digital resources on the Welga Digital Archive, click here.
The Center produces video documentaries on Filipino issues and subjects. Currently in development is a documentary entitled Movement Beyond Its Leaders: A film into the life and heart Asian American Movement activist Philip Vera Cruz. In it, filmmaker Glenn Aquino 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 Center is open to working with filmmakers interested in collaborating with us. Please contact us here if interested!
The Center offers public workshops on Filipino American history, Filipino American contemporary issues, and Philippine history through our partnerships with Filipino based organizations. Additionally, our researchers present their work at academic conferences as well as Filipino American History Month events locally, state-wide, nationally, and internationally.
To support the inclusion of Filipino Studies in K-12 to the college-level courses, we host professional development workshops to assist new, prospective, and experienced educators on how to implement the interdisciplinary resources of the Center into their curriculum.
Created during the Welga Project phase, the Welga Filipino American Archive and Repository (Welga Digital Archive) functions as the Center’s 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 Center expands its research scope to include 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 Center 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.
For educators who would like to deepen their knowledge of Filipinx Studies through our publications, click here.