Wednesday, September 06, 2006


I sent this email out to various Peeps & Listserves; I blog it here, too, because I believe in always spreading the Word about the Word:

[Please Forward to Filipino Authors or Publishers of Filipino Authors]


The Filipino American Library in Los Angeles is having its annual benefit GALA/fundraiser. I cutnpaste information about it below. But they plan to feature at this GALA a table of books authored or edited by Filipino authors. So they are looking for donations (whether from authors or publishers) of such books; proceeds from the sales will be donated to FAL. Any unsold books during the GALA will have the equally lovely result of being then incorporated into the FAL library.

If you would like to donate books, send to

Filipino American Library
135 N. Park View St.
Historic Filipinotown
Los Angeles, CA 90026-5215

For questions, please email Jonathan at

Let's teach the Black Eyed Peas, Tia Carrere, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cheryl Burke and other GALA attendees who we are (wink).

Please send your books ASAP because the GALA is on Oct. 14. Please join me in supporting this cause by sharing your books,

Eileen Tabios


We are pleased to announce the Filipino American Library's 6th Annual Spirit Awards and Dinner Benefit GALA to be held on Saturday, October 14 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel (506 S. Grand Ave.) in downtown Los Angeles. This year's GALA commemorates the centennial of Filipino migration to the United States.

Among the honorees and guests at this year's GALA will be APL.DE.AP (member of the Grammy Award-winning hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas), actors Tia Carrere and Lou Diamond Phillips, and Cheryl Burke (from ABC's "Dancing with the Stars"). We invite you to join us for an evening that will honor outstanding members of the Filipino and Filipino American communities.

Net proceeds from the GALA will benefit FAL, which is the only community-based Filipino American library in the country. The mission of FAL is to actively promote the history, culture, and professional achievements of Filipinos and Filipino Americans through the book collection, leadership development, and cultural programming, thereby contributing to the achievement of a culturally dynamic, multiethnic America.

Founded in 1985 by Helen Agcaoili Summers Brown, FAL gathers the rich history and culture of Filipino Americans to provide access to the past and a path to the future. It is one of the largest repositories of Filipino and Filipino American materials in the United States, with a collection of more than 6,000 books, artifacts, and other items.

FAL is located at 135 N. Park View St in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles. It is open Mondays to Fridays from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. For more information, contact Jonathan Lorenzo at 213-382-0488 or FAL's website is