Remembering Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Photo of Dawn Bohulano Mabalon leaning against a fence
Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, associate professor of History, died August 10 in Kauai, Hawaii, while on vacation with her family. Her unexpected passing is a great loss for all of us, as she gave the world to her family, friends and communities. She was a respected historian, author, filmmaker, poet, chef and baker, community leader and activist who leaves us with an important and far-reaching legacy, grounded in love for the Filipina/o American community, and extending beyond it. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon will always be in the hearts of her family, friends and the many communities and generations she touched. Free.
Student Life Events Center
Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Services, History Department, Asian American Studies Department, Pin@y Educational Partnerships
Arlene Daus-Magbual
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For her focus on Filipina/o Americans, Mabalon is well-known as the premier historian of her generation. She was a third-generation Pinay born in Stockton in 1972. She is believed to be the first Pinay to earn a Ph.D. in American history from Stanford University. Her dissertation eventually became the award-winning book, Little Manila is in the Heart: The Making of the Filipina/o American Community in Stockton, California (Duke University Press), now in its sixth printing

As co-founder and board member of the Little Manila Foundation, Mabalon continued to work for the preservation and revitalization of the Little Manila Historic Site in Stockton. Through her visionary work and leadership they saved the historic buildings of Little Manila from demolition in 2003 and she inspires a generation of youth in her hometown who will continue her legacy.



Photo: Jeremy Keith Villaluz