The Delano Manongs

Date/Time
Date(s) - Thursday, September 14, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Admissions: Free
Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center

Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center and the Global Asian Studies Program

The Delano Manongs 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 years.

Film screening followed by discussion facilitated by Anna Guevarra, director of the Global Asian Studies Program. Approx. 70 min.

Poster: The Delano Manongs Civic Cinema [PDF]

All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting the number above.

Contact Info

Name: Edith Tovar
Phone: (312) 996-3095
Email: lcc@uic.edu

Co-Sponsors

Asian American Resource and Cultural Center

Location
UIC Latino Cultural Center

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