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23/05/2013: Photo Releases - Atlanta Symposium

PHOTO RELEASE
WDC-091-2013
23 May 2013

Atlanta Symposium. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia. Jr. was the keynote speaker during the “Discovering the Filipino-American Experience Symposium and Exhibition” at The National Archives Atlanta on 18 May 2013. Presented jointly by the Asian Pacific American Historical Society, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations of Region 4, the Federation of Filipino Associations of Georgia and the Administration of the National Archives in Atlanta, the event showcased and highlighted the first migration of Filipinos to America. Several Filipino Americans recounted their experiences when they came to America. The most interesting oral history came from Rhonda Ricioux, descendant of Felipe Madriaga, one of the first Filipinos who came to St. Malo near New Orleans in the 17th Century via the Manila-Acapulco galleon trade. A panel composed of Retired Maj. Gen. Delfin Lorenzana, Erik Lachica and Dick Aquino talked about the Filipino veterans issue. Present at the opening of the symposium were Mayor JB Burke of Morrow, GA and Jim McSweeney, Administrator of the National Archives Atlanta. The event culminated with a gala dinner at the Westin Hotel with Loida Nicolas Lewis as the keynote speaker.

PHOTO RELEASE
WDC-092-2013
23 May 2013

Atlanta Symposium. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia. Jr. was the keynote speaker during the “Discovering the Filipino-American Experience Symposium and Exhibition” at The National Archives Atlanta on 18 May 2013. Presented jointly by the Asian Pacific American Historical Society, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations of Region 4, the Federation of Filipino Associations of Georgia and the Administration of the National Archives in Atlanta, the event showcased and highlighted the first migration of Filipinos to America. Several Filipino Americans recounted their experiences when they came to America. The most interesting oral history came from Rhonda Ricioux, descendant of Felipe Madriaga, one of the first Filipinos who came to St. Malo near New Orleans in the 17th Century via the Manila-Acapulco galleon trade. A panel composed of Retired Maj. Gen. Delfin Lorenzana, Erik Lachica and Dick Aquino talked about the Filipino veterans issue. Present at the opening of the symposium were Mayor JB Burke of Morrow, GA and Jim McSweeney, Administrator of the National Archives Atlanta. The event culminated with a gala dinner at the Westin Hotel with Loida Nicolas Lewis as the keynote speaker.

PHOTO RELEASE
WDC-093-2013
23 May 2013

Atlanta Symposium. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia. Jr. was the keynote speaker during the “Discovering the Filipino-American Experience Symposium and Exhibition” at The National Archives Atlanta on 18 May 2013. Presented jointly by the Asian Pacific American Historical Society, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations of Region 4, the Federation of Filipino Associations of Georgia and the Administration of the National Archives in Atlanta, the event showcased and highlighted the first migration of Filipinos to America. Several Filipino Americans recounted their experiences when they came to America. The most interesting oral history came from Rhonda Ricioux, descendant of Felipe Madriaga, one of the first Filipinos who came to St. Malo near New Orleans in the 17th Century via the Manila-Acapulco galleon trade. A panel composed of Retired Maj. Gen. Delfin Lorenzana, Erik Lachica and Dick Aquino talked about the Filipino veterans issue. Present at the opening of the symposium were Mayor JB Burke of Morrow, GA and Jim McSweeney, Administrator of the National Archives Atlanta. The event culminated with a gala dinner at the Westin Hotel with Loida Nicolas Lewis as the keynote speaker.