The Delano Manongs
Date(s) - Thursday, September 14, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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.
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.
Name: Edith Tovar
Phone: (312) 996-3095
Asian American Resource and Cultural Center
UIC Latino Cultural Center