ASIAN JOURNAL (BURLINGAME) -- Named after the late Filipina academic whose foundational work in Filipino American history set the standard for “scholar activists,” the Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon scholarship was established to continue Mabalon’s legacy in telling the stories of Filipino Americans that color so much of the country’s history in civil rights and social justice.
“That’s a big focus this year for us because we are noticing more and more that we don’t have as many professional historians in our community,” Tintiangco-Cubales noted. “Dawn really brought our stories and really did the work to research about our community. She was able to be at the forefront of telling our stories because our stories are often marginalized and are not reflected in history books or taught at school.”