Author and lecturer Mel Orpilla takes us on a fascinating insider's look at the Filipino community in Vallejo. A second-generation Filipino-American, founder of the Filipino-American National Historical Society of Vallejo, Orpilla has collected many never-before-published images from private collections, as well as the collections of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
Mel Orpilla was born and raised in Vallejo, California. He earned degrees in Journalism and Ethnic Studies. He currently works as the District Representative for a US Congressman and teaches Filipino Martial Arts. He regularly lectures on Filipino-American History. He is the FANHS National President and the Vallejo Chapter President. Please contact us at 707-334-0675 or President@gsvb.org if you are interested in attending our ZOOM meeting.