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.
Screening of The Delano Manongs at UC Merced tonight Fri Apr 17 6:pm. Director Marissa Aroy in attendance. ow.ly/d/3avd
Screening of The Delano Manongs at UC Merced Fri Apr 17 6:pm. Director Marissa Aroy in attendance. ow.ly/d/3avd