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Civic Cinema: The Delano Manongs

September 14, 2017


3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Civic Cinema: The Delano Manongs - Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers
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Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center and Global Asian Studies Program
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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).
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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.
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Approx. 70 min.
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Screening followed by discussion facilitated by Anna Guevarra, director of the Global Asian Studies Program.
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When: Wednesday, September 14, 2017
Time: 3pm to 4:30pm
Where: Latino Cultural Center - Lecture Center B2
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FREE refreshments and admission
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The program is co-sponsored by Asian American Resource and Cultural Center.
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For more information, (312) 996-3095.
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.

Location

LCB2 LCB Lecture Center B

Fee

FREE

Audience

General public

Website

latinocultural.uic.edu/lcc/upcoming-public-program . . .

Contact

lcc@uic.edu
3129963095

Category

Cultural Events/Special Campus Events/Student Organizations/Other

Department

Global Asian Studies Program

Last updated

08-28-2017

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