AFIRE Chicago

AFIRE Chicago Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment As an organization founded by Filipino immigrants, we carry with us the legacy of People Power.

We believe that the people most affected by structural injustice should be at the forefront of our movements. We seek to amplify the voices of those most silenced in our community: undocumented families, new immigrants, domestic workers, low-wage workers, seniors, and youth.

Mission: AFIRE Chicago is a grassroots community organization that builds the capacity of Filipino/a/xs to organize on issues of social, racial and economic justice that affect undocumented immigrants, domestic workers, seniors, and youth. AFIRE takes inspiration from the United Nation’s “recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family as the basis for freedom, justice and peace in the world.”

Operating as usual

Bayanihan Show: 2020 Visions Frequently Asked Questions...Spread the word!..Celebrate Filipino American History Month an...
10/19/2020

Bayanihan Show: 2020 Visions Frequently Asked Questions
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Spread the word!
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Celebrate Filipino American History Month and support our community on Saturday, October 31st, 2020 @ 6PM CST
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Slide 1: FAQ Title Page
Slide 2: What is the Bayanihan Show?
Slide 3: How can I participate?
Slide 4: What are the act requirements?
Slide 5: How do I audition (1/2)
Slide 6: How do I audition (2/2)
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If 150 people donate $20 we can easily make our goal of $3,000 to sustain AFIRE's Healing Justice Komité work!
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Venmo: @afirechicago
"Bayanihan Show 2020 donation"
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#filipinxao #bayanihanshow2020 #bayanihan #2020visions #healthcareforall #fahm2020 #healingjusticekomite #fahm #FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth

10/17/2020
Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community- CBCAC

Learn why we say VOTE YES to the Fair Tax Amendment!
Hear from our electeds and community experts on what is FAIR TAX and why it's important for our communities.

Today from 11am-12:30pm!
#PAVE #VoteYesOnFairTax

Come learn about the Fair Tax Amendment, why it is important and hear from our lovely panelists about why it matters for them!

Tomorrow is the LAST CHANCE to participate in the #2020Census! Make sure our community is fully counted: respond either ...
10/14/2020

Tomorrow is the LAST CHANCE to participate in the #2020Census! Make sure our community is fully counted: respond either online at 2020Census.gov, by phone at (844) 330-2020, or getting your paper questionnaire in the mail and postmarked on Oct. 15!

#EveryFilipinoCounts #BawatFilipinxao #KabilangKaPabilangKa #CountUsin2020

10/14/2020
Filipino American National Historical Society - FANHS Chicago

Happy #FAHM ! Enjoy this critical conversation about the legacy of activism of the Filipinx/a/o. AFIRE Chicago was honored to be on this panel to highlight the fight for domestic worker rights! At the end, we called for our community continue to take action:

- Vote YES on Fair Tax & joining the Asian American Fair Tax Townhall THIs Saturday, 11am -12:30pm / Register for zoom: bit.ly/fairtax4aapi

- Join us in getting out the Filipinx/a/o vote by phonebanking with us / Volunteer by Emailing: [email protected]

Thanks for hosting Lunchtime CHAT CIRCA PINTIG Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) FAHRA (Filipino American Human Rights Alliance) USA

You may turn on closed captioning or view a version of our chat on YouTube with improved sound:
https://youtu.be/nVOG2LHTz_c

Oct 14 Wednesday at 12 Noon – Raising Voices – Stories of Filipino Activism and Heroism. This week’s topic is the history of activism in the Midwest and the organizing that went into domestic worker's rights. In celebration of the FAHM, AFIRE, CIRCA Pintig and the Filipino American National Historical Society of Chicago Greater Chicago Chapter invite you to the weekly virtual podcast on Zoom every Wednesday at lunch time for three weeks. 10/14-10/28. Part of CIRCA Pintig’s Raising Voices: Stories from the Homefront virtual storytelling series, for more information visit: www.circapintig.org. Contact Ginger Leopoldo [email protected] and Kristina Tendilla [email protected]

[TOMORROW/BUKAS]..PAN de MIC Pt 2:..A message from our Core Leader Anica, who will be co-facilitating tomorrow night's s...
10/07/2020

[TOMORROW/BUKAS]
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PAN de MIC Pt 2:
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A message from our Core Leader Anica, who will be co-facilitating tomorrow night's space!
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"PAN de MIC is a ground-breaking space where we can fervently share our sentiments and reflect as we navigate vulnerable and uncertain times. It's a space where expressions are acknowledged, and healing is embraced."
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We will be following a two part structure to allow community members to have more time to intentionally process and reflect upon current events our community faces.
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We understand that we all learn, take in, and process information in different ways and varying paces and want to continue making our spaces as accessible and safe as we can, as we move forward into a new season of social distancing.
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Are you an artist? A painter? A graphic designer? A musician? A dancer? A poet? Join us for our Part 2 Space! Reflection and expression are not only done through words, we would love for you to join our Part 2 space to create, share, and learn from our community's different experiences and perspectives. Come prepared with a blank canvas or an ongoing piece, and ready to share some inspiration in relation to the prompt!
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PAN de MIC: "Taking Action" Pt 2 Creative Space Registration Link [ https://bit.ly/33FMB8p ]
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Thursday, October 8th @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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[Photo Set Description: first two images share the same sea foam background with a white text box and black text. Third slide is the PAN de MIC "Taking Action" event graphic.
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Image 1: pastel clip art of different art supplies surrounds the call for artists!
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Image 2: A quote from our Core Leader Anica!]

#filam
#filipinxao
#breakingbreadpassingthemic
#healingjusticekomite

Bayanihan Show 2020 Visions is happening on October 31st! While this is a completely virtual event, there are still many...
10/06/2020

Bayanihan Show 2020 Visions is happening on October 31st! While this is a completely virtual event,
there are still many ways to be involved behind the scenes (and on "stage")! Visit the links to learn more, or email
[email protected]. Make sure to follow us here and on Instagram for updates!

Join us this Saturday, (and every Saturday until the election) while we talk to community members and help register peop...
09/24/2020

Join us this Saturday, (and every Saturday until the election) while we talk to community members and help register people to vote! 1pm-4pm! No experience required. All you need is a phone and access to the internet. This is about more than one election. Let’s build together! (Fill out the form at bit.ly/volunvote for more details!) #vote #election2020 #registertovote

09/24/2020
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Check this out! From National Voter Registration Day! We're so proud of the Democracy Project fellows, and are happy to be doing this work with Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. Register to vote today!

Take action with ICIRR, AFIRE Chicago, Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community- CBCAC, and ALL of our Democracy Project partners on National Voter Registration Day!

✅ Register to vote today: text VR2020 to 52886
✅ Request your vote-by-mail ballot here: bit.ly/ILVotebymail
✅ Pledge to vote bit.ly/Pledgemyvote
✅ Volunteer with us: bit.ly/Dp2020
✅ Complete your Census: my2020census.gov

Today's the day! We're phone banking to talk to the community about issues we're all facing, and we're getting people re...
09/22/2020

Today's the day! We're phone banking to talk to the community about issues we're all facing, and we're getting people registered to vote! 5:30pm - 8pm tonight: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88013860964
Will we see you there!?

PAN de MIC: “Taking Action” Part 1 of 2.Who: You! Midwestern and Chicagoland Filipinxao community.Where: *Zoom Virtual S...
09/22/2020

PAN de MIC: “Taking Action” Part 1 of 2
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Who: You! Midwestern and Chicagoland Filipinxao community
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Where: *Zoom Virtual Space (Video Call or Phone Call)
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Registration link also in bio!
https://forms.gle/fZJDBTJfZmauhEcZ6
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*You MUST register to be sent the meeting information
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When: Thursday 9/24 and Thursday 10/8 @ 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Story Prompt: "Taking Action"
A two-part virtual storytelling space to process current events with our Chicagoland Filipinxao community.
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Guiding Questions: What lights your fire? What inspires you to create change? What motivates you to take action?
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Update: PAN de MIC will be following a two part structure to allow community members to have more time to intentionally process and reflect upon current events our community faces. We understand that we all learn, take in, and process information in different ways and varying paces and want to continue making our spaces as accessible and safe as we can, as we move forward into a new season of social distancing.
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Part 1 Space: Traditional PAN de MIC format. Lightly structured, casual conversation reviewing what we have been witnessing in and around our community, sharing stories, reflections, and affirmations from our personal experiences.
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Part 2 Space: We will review what was discussed in the previous space, while creating space to talk about any thoughts and reflections that came up since we last met. We will also be holding a co-working space and open share space for writers and artists to create art based off of our stories to continue processing the original topic through varying avenues.
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[Image Description: New PAN de MIC design to channel warmer energy as the weather begins to change. In the top left corner is a dark blue box with “PAN de MIC: Breaking Bread, Passing the mic” text in yellow. In the right corner is the PAN de MIC logo with the AFIRE logo beneath. There are tan boxes with the upcoming PAN de MIC event information. The background image is an image of where the beach meets the ocean.]

Repost! • @everydayracism_ The word ally is thrown about a lot. How do you ensure that you are an effective ally rather ...
09/21/2020

Repost! • @everydayracism_ The word ally is thrown about a lot. How do you ensure that you are an effective ally rather than someone who just appears to be? This post is designed to help you reflect on your learning and actions so far in order to become a proactive ally rather than a reactive one.

[Image description: A title page which reads Reactive VS Proactive Allyship. It’s on a bright pink background with black and white text and black and white lighting symbols around the page. All text for each slide can be found in alt text or slides are written in the comments below]

#ListenLearnDoTheWork #peopledemcollective

Fair Tax will be on the ballot this November. Check out these common misconceptions, so you're prepared when you cast yo...
09/15/2020

Fair Tax will be on the ballot this November. Check out these common misconceptions, so you're prepared when you cast your ballot! #vote #fairtax #illinois

09/15/2020
AFIRE x FALA Chicago: Know Your Rights When Responding to the 2020 Census

AFIRE x FALA Chicago: Know Your Rights When Responding to the 2020 Census

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjMVNgnb6I8

The 2020 Census deadline has been cut short by an ENTIRE month!
Fill out the Census TODAY at My2020Census.gov

[ AS OF SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2020 ]
U.S. Census Response Rates are:
Nationally: 65.8%
Illinois: 70.3%
Chicago: 59.2%

Timestamps:
00:05 Introductions
00:40 Census Updates & Reminders
4:33 What is Census data used for?
5:45 Why is Asian-American response to the 2020 Census so critical?
7:03 What information does the Census collect?
7:33 What information does the Census NOT collect?
8:38 How to identify an official Census taker?
8:50 What kind of legal protections are there around Census information?
10:18 Who is making sure these protections are enforced?
11:22 How to respond to the 2020 Census

Check the top 5 states response rates https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates
Check response rates by your state and city https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates/self-response.html

Report misconduct by contacting the Census Bureau or the Illinois Attorney General’s office at illinoisattorneygeneral.gov or 2020Census.gov

Census Hotline: (844) 330 - 2020
Or call the Language Assistance Hotline: (844) 2020 - API or (844) 2020 - 274 for assistance in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Hindi, Urdu, or Bangla!
If you need assistance filling out the census please feel free to call the AFIRE office for more information or Tagalog assistance (773) 580 - 1025

#2020Census #ILCountMeIn2020 #bawatfilipinxao

The 2020 Census deadline has been cut short by an ENTIRE month! Fill out the Census TODAY at My2020Census.gov [ AS OF SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2020 ] U.S. Census Resp...

Join us this Saturday, (and every Saturday until the election) while we talk to community members and help register peop...
09/10/2020

Join us this Saturday, (and every Saturday until the election) while we talk to community members and help register people to vote! 1pm-4pm! No experience required. All you need is a phone and access to the internet. This is about more than one election. Let’s build together! (Fill out the form at bit.ly/volunvote for more details!)

Every Saturday, from 1pm-4pm, we're virtually connecting with community, and we'd love for you to join us! Anyone with a...
09/03/2020

Every Saturday, from 1pm-4pm, we're virtually connecting with community, and we'd love for you to join us! Anyone with access to the internet and phone can participate.

Interested? Fill out our volunteer interest form at: bit.ly/volunvote

08/24/2020

#2020CENSUS ASIAN WEEK OF ACTION

Papalapit na ang deadline upang makumpleto ang 2020 Census. Pagkatapos ng bilang, kailangan tayo maghintay ng 10 taon na naman para sa susunod na census. Iyon ay sa 2030!

Kailangan natin ng isang tumpak na bilang ngayon para makapagplano tayo para sa ating mga pangangailangan sa komunidad at para rin magkaroon tayo ng tamang representasyon ng gobyerno. Hindi makakapaghintay ang mga paaralan, kalsada at health facilities. Kailangan tayo ngayon ng mga kabataan, matanda, pamilya, mag-aaral at negosyo.

Ang hinaharap ng ating komunidad ay nagsisimula ngayon. Kumpletuhin ang census online sa 2020CENSUS.GOV/tl, by phone o by mail ngayon.

Bigyang hugis ang iyong hinaharap. Magsimula dito. Magsimula ngayon.

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Time is almost up for you to fill out the 2020 Census. Once the count is over, we will have to wait another 10 years for the next census. That’s in 2030!

We need an accurate count now, to plan for our community needs and account for proper government representation. Schools, roads and health facilities can’t wait. Kids, adults, families, students and businesses need us right now.

The future of our community starts right now. Complete the census online at 2020CENSUS.GOV, by phone, or by mail now.

Shape your future. Start here. Start now.

We'll be phone banking this Saturday, and we'd love for you to join us! Anyone with access to the internet and phone can...
08/21/2020

We'll be phone banking this Saturday, and we'd love for you to join us! Anyone with access to the internet and phone can participate. We'll have several text and phone banks in the coming weeks, so if you can't make it to this one, we'll see you at the next one!

Interested?
Fill out our volunteer interest form at: bit.ly/volunvote

Hotline at 1-855-432-7693 by our friends Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and Organized Communities A...
08/20/2020

Hotline at 1-855-432-7693 by our friends Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and Organized Communities Against Deportations. Padayon!

Please report any ICE activity or loved one detained at 1-855-432-7693 and remember your rights!

Do you know how to identify an Official worker from the U.S. Census Bureau?#2020Census #ILCountMeIn2020
08/18/2020

Do you know how to identify an Official worker from the U.S. Census Bureau?

#2020Census #ILCountMeIn2020

08/18/2020
Tagalog: Video na Patnubay para sa Pagkumpleto ng 2020 Senso Online

Ipapakilala sa iyo ng video na ito sa wikang Tagalog ang twenty-twenty Senso, ipipresenta nito ang isang maikling pangkalahatang ideya ng online na palatanungan, at tutulungan ka nitong sagutin ang mga tanong.

Sumagot ngayon sa https://my2020census.gov/
Para sa higit pang impormasyon, bumisita sa https://2020census.gov/tl.html
Mada-download ang video sa https://www.census.gov/content/census...

Respond now at https://my2020census.gov/
For more information, visit https://2020census.gov/tl.html
Video download available at https://www.census.gov/content/census...

#2020census

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wla3Bi5PUTs&feature=youtu.be

Ipapakilala sa iyo ng video na ito sa wikang Tagalog ang twenty-twenty Senso, ipipresenta nito ang isang maikling pangkalahatang ideya ng online na palatanun...

We’re hiring! Visit bit.ly/afirejobs for more info. @ AFIRE Chicago
08/16/2020

We’re hiring!
Visit bit.ly/afirejobs for more info. @ AFIRE Chicago

08/11/2020

We are surrounded by leaders, and you could be one of them! Civic Engagement Leaders will assist AFIRE with volunteer recruitment and voter registration support. This election is incredibly important, and we need as many people as possible to get their votes in. Will you help us?
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Email Sol at [email protected] for details! Or fill out this volunteer interest form: https://forms.gle/ozRi7h2HzN7g9nnCA
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#vote #getoutthevote #civicengagement #election2020

If you’ve been impacted by the pandemic and need rental assistance or eviction counseling, visit chi.gov/housinghelp.⠀⠀⠀...
08/10/2020

If you’ve been impacted by the pandemic and need rental assistance or eviction counseling, visit chi.gov/housinghelp.
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#chicago #housing #covid19

CPS will be fully remote this year.Lots of gratitude to the Chicago Teachers Union and all the teachers that fought for ...
08/05/2020
Chicago Public Schools will go fully remote to start the fall

CPS will be fully remote this year.

Lots of gratitude to the Chicago Teachers Union and all the teachers that fought for the health of our youth!

The district had planned to bring most students back two days a week, but is now planning to do distance learning at least initially.

Mga tanong sa Tagalog?UPDATE: Last Day for self-response is now SEPTEMBER 30th - contact AFIRE Chicago if you or someone...
08/04/2020
2020 Senso | Kawanihan ng Senso ng Estados Unidos

Mga tanong sa Tagalog?

UPDATE: Last Day for self-response is now SEPTEMBER 30th - contact AFIRE Chicago if you or someone you know needs assistance in filling out the 2020 Census.

Go to My2020Census.gov

https://2020census.gov/tl.html

#bawatfilipinxao #countusinil #2020Census

Binibilang ng 2020 Senso ang bawat adult, sanggol, at batang nakatira sa Estados Unidos.

08/04/2020
Tagalog: Video na Patnubay para sa Pagkumpleto ng 2020 Senso Online

Video na Patnubay para sa Pagkumpleto ng 2020 Senso Online

UPDATE: Last Day for self-response is now SEPTEMBER 30th - contact AFIRE Chicago if you or someone you know needs assistance in filling out the 2020 Census.

Go to My2020Census.gov

https://youtu.be/wla3Bi5PUTs

#bawatfilipinxao #countusinil #2020Census

Ipapakilala sa iyo ng video na ito sa wikang Tagalog ang twenty-twenty Senso, ipipresenta nito ang isang maikling pangkalahatang ideya ng online na palatanun...

08/04/2020
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Take action now!

WATCH: Today we’re standing up to ICE’s vigilante academy and denouncing the constant attacks by DHS on Black and Brown communities. We call on elected officials to join us in fighting to DIVEST from state violence and oppression and INVEST in our communities NOW!

Take action today: https://p2a.co/38BbS10

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4300 N California Ave
Chicago, IL
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Hello, fellow Filipinxs in Chicago! I am posting a call for participants here so we can help the Bureau of Census make an online Tagalog version of the Census 2020 accessible for the first time. Please help me spread the word. I have a short window of opportunity to complete the study. SALAMAT SA LAHAT! Please feel free to post or pass on the flyer as it is. PADAYON!
Auditions Circa Pintig Game of Trolls: Reimagined Category: Non-Equity Audition Pay: No Pay Description: CIRCA Pintig, the Chicago-based community theater company is looking for actors and singers (males and females, ages 16-50) as well as production crew for its upcoming musical play "Game of Trolls: Reimagined." Audition dates are 8/23, Thursday @ 6-8pm, 8/25, Saturday and 8/26 Sunday @ 2-5pm at the Hana Center, 4300 N. California Ave. Material To Prepare: Prepare a song (32 bars) and a short monologue (2-3 minutes, comedic or dramatic). Contact Info: Call Louie (312-451-6974) or send an email to [email protected] Reply To Email: [email protected] Phone: 312-451-6974
CAN-TV video:"Published on Aug 15, 2018 Campaign For A Welcoming Illinois host a rally at Daley Plaza, asking Gov. Rauner to sign the Immigration Safe Zones Act (SB 35). The organizations include Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago, Illinois Coalition for Immigration and Refugee Rights, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, PASO – West Suburban Action Project, and AFIRE Chicago. ",FROM:
#LABORBEAT CPM REALIZED THAT TO CONTINUE THIS KIND OF ADVOCACY FOR THE WORKERS AND STUDENTS, IT NEEDED MORE RESOURCES AND SUPPORT. FROM INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANIZATION. THUS WE ARE APPEALING AND KNOCKING ON YOUR DOOR. IF YOU BELIEVE IN OUR CAUSE, WE WILL VERY MUCH APPRECIATE IF YOU CAN BE PART OF OUR ADVOCACY AND BE ONE OF OUR DONORS AND SPONSORS.
Hey everyone, we at Families Belong Together are planning another day of action on July 28. Previously we did the June 14 day of action and supported the June 30 effort helmed by MoveOn, NDWA, ACLU, etc. Please consider signing up to host or attend an event in your community: https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/families-belong-together-we-demand-justice Even if you can’t do that, you can help us out A LOT by signing and SHARING this petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/congressionally-mandated-task-force-on-family-reunification?source=direct_link If we can get to 5k signatures, we can break signers down by zip code and have constituents deliver the petition to their members of Congress. Thank you so much for your help!
UIC research report discussed in the first part of the video is at:
Michael Aguhar of AFIRE was a panelist for this UIC event. CAN-TV Video is at:
Define American is hosting a series of events in Chicago, and this is the first.
A visayan Filipino House in the 16th century. Pretty interesting