A Wartime Visit to DC, from GROWING UP BROWN Memoirs of a Filipino American

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A Wartime Visit to DC, from GROWING UP BROWN Memoirs of a Filipino American with Peter Jamero

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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 (FANHS) and is the author of Growing up Brown: Memoirs of a Filipino American (University of Washington Press, 2006) and Vanishing Filipino Americans: The Bridge Generation (University Press of America, 2011). He lives in Atwater, California.

This presentation will draw from Mr. Jamero’ s book with particular emphasis on his 1945 visit to DC and his years in DC as Bureau Chief of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (DHEW), 1965-68.

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