PInay: Culture Bearers of the Filipino Diaspora

November 7, 2014
  • FAUW

Have you ever heard someone say “That is so Filipino!”? If you’re pinay and have a story to tell, then please consider attending this.

How do Filipino women immigrants express their core values and how is it being understood? Explore with us answers on ways Filipino women believe in, incorporate and practice Filipino characteristics in their life experiences.


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, Nov. 16, 2014 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, Nov. 14.

The painting used in the poster of Filipina women in their electronic devices is by Ben Cab.