Ben De Guzman

Director of Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs, Washington DC

Ben De Guzman is the Director of the Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs in Washington D.C. He has attended many rallies and congressional hearings. Ben is well integrated and well versed in the movement behind the struggle for Filipino veteran’s benefits and rights.


My father’s eight siblings that grew to adulthood did not include my Aunt Clarissa…”

– (07:45) in full interview

We don’t get to think about it. It’s sort of a second class kind of narrative about World War Two.”

– (32:29) in full interview


I feel like I was part of that history without even knowing that I was part of that history.”

– (15:27) in full interview


…the problem is, not enough of us know of it, to begin with, to forget.”

– (11:00) in full interview


It was kind of an early lesson in how our government treated those soldiers.”

– (10:27) in full interview




Filmed June 2019

This is a machine-generated transcript and may have errors.

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