What keeps Lacson's enthusiasm is not only 'riding the wind' for adventure and conviviality, but also getting to meet the pillars of the historical society from Central California, who are riders themselves and who rallied around the FANHS
' cause of disseminating the history and culture of the Filipino Americans in the US.
Dorothy Cordova, founder and executive director of FANHS, said, 'I feel really blessed right now because all these young people are coming up to me and are saying 'Thank You!' Who would have thought FANHS would grow so big?'
Professor Emily Lawsin, a trustee of FANHS who has attended all 16 FANHS conferences, said: 'This one was the best.
The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS
) has been critical of the way the movie frames this history, a history that continues to reverberate to this day, for instance, in the struggle of daily wage workers to have their minimum pay increased.
Supporters of the festival such as the University of San Francisco, Chevron, San Francisco Filipino American Jazz Festival, FANHS
and other organizations will also be participating.