The Delano Manongs (26 minutes) tells the story of farm labor
organizer Larry Itliong and a group of Filipino farm workers who
instigated one of the American farm labor movement’s finest hours –
The Delano Grape Strike of 1965 that brought about the creation of
the United Farm Workers Union (UFW). While the movement is known
for Cesar Chavez’s leadership and considered a Chicano movement,
Filipinos played a pivotal role. Filipino labor organizer, Larry Itliong, a
cigar-chomping union veteran, organized a group of 1500 Filipinos to
strike against the grape growers of Delano, California, beginning a
collaboration between Filipinos, Chicanos and other ethnic workers
that would go on for year. Discussion to follow after screening.
Filipino food will be served.
When: Thursday, May 28 at 6PM
Where: AFL-CIO, Gompers Floor (1st Floor)
Please rsvp: http://tinyurl.com/keasz6e
We will be collecting donations for humanitarian efforts in Nepal.
This screening is a collaboration between APALA, KAYA: Filipinos
Americans for Progress, NaFFAA, and NCAPA – Housing and Economic
815 16th St NW
Washington, D.C., DC 20006
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