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Star boxer Nonito Donaire, Jr.  will speak to local high school youth in celebration of Filipino American History Month at the Jersey City Free Public Library on Oct. 17.

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The Jersey City Free Public Library, Greenville Branch, and The Filipino School of  New York & New Jersey are proud to welcome Filipino-American professional boxer Nonito Donaire, Jr.  AKA “The Filipino Flash” to speak to local high school youth in celebration of Filipino American History Month. 

The event will take place on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 at the Jersey City Free Public Library, Greenville Branch Auditorium, 1841 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, N.J.

October marks the celebration of Filipino American History Month.

Set forth by the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) in 1988, this month commemorates “the advancement of Filipino Americans in the history of the United States, as a favorable time of celebration, remembrance, reflection and motivation, and as a relevant time to renew more efforts toward research, examination and promulgation of Filipino American history and culture in order to provide an opportunity for all Americans to learn and appreciate more about Filipino Americans and their historic contributions to our nation, these United States of America.”

Donaire, who ranks as one of the top 5 pound-for-pound boxers in the world and is considered to be one of the sports next great superstars alongside Manny Pacquiao, is scheduled to fight Omar Narvaez on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 in Madison Square Garden in New York City, N.Y. 

While in the area, Donaire also wants to reach out and connect to the youth, to share his personal story and inspire others to be proud of their Filipino heritage.

This event is free and open to all local high school students. 

RSVP is required for admission. 

To RSVP or for more information, contact Venessa Manzano at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 774.257.4669.
 

ABOUT THE FILIPINO SCHOOL OF NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY

The Filipino School of New York & New Jersey, founded in 2008, is a for-profit organization that promotes the teaching of Filipino language and arts, and the understanding of Filipino culture, values and tradition.    
 
The school is open to all students regardless of race, religion or creed.

We offer different weekly classes for students in grades pre-K through 12.

Activities are designed to provide a positive and enriching learning experience for both
parents and their children in school and at home. 

For more information, visit: www.filschool-nynj.org

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CONTACT
Venessa Manzano, School Director
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 774.257.4669

 

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