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Feb 18: Wartime Visit to DC by Peter Jamero, Author of “Growing Up Brown”

7:30 pm-8:30 pm EST


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Join us as Peter Jamero will provide lessons and insights drawn from chapters in his book “Growing Up Brown, Memoirs of a Filipino-American” with emphasis on his 1945 visit to Washington, D.C. and his years in D.C. as Bureau Chief of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (DHEW), 1965-68.

Peter Jamero is a community activist and former executive director of the Asian American Recovery Services in San Francisco, assistant professor of rehabilitation medicine at the University of Washington, and state director of the Washington vocational rehabilitation program. He is a founding member and former Vice President of the Filipino American National Historical Society.

Jamero was born in California in 1930 of first generation immigrant parents who operated a Filipino farm worker camp in California. He spent four years in the U.S. Navy during the Cold War and the outbreak of the Korean War. He attended college and graduate school earning a master’s degree in social work from the University of California in 1957.

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ISTORYA DC ONLINE is co-sponsored by RMC Foundation, Philippines on the Potomac – POPDC, Sentro Rizal Washington DC and US-Philippines Society.


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