As if the halo-halo wasn’t enough, here is yet another reason to come out to the 40th Annual Philippine Weekend:
In case you missed it at the Agbayani Village 40th Anniversary, there will be a SPECIAL SCREENING at Philippine Weekend of the documentary film, THE DELANO MANONGS: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers Movement
…The Delano Manongs tells the story of the Filipino farmworkers who spurred the Great Grape Strike in 1965 and joined forces with the other ethnic workers to create the United Farmworkers Union.
The film chronicles the untold story of the Filipino farmworkers who instigated one of the biggest labor struggles in American history — the Delano Grape Strike of 1965. Led by Larry Itliong, Philip Vera Cruz and Pete Velasco, the Manongs (a Filipino term of respect for an older man) joined forces with Chicano farmworkers, led by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, to create the United Farm Workers Union (UFW). The documentary, compounded by interviews and both archival and present-day footage, sheds light on the lives of these Filipino farmworkers from their arrival into the United States in the 1920s and ’30s to the demise of their assemblage in the 1980s, highlighting their many struggles and achievements.
The legacy created by the Manongs — out of a necessity and want for basic equality and humanity — is one still significant to and celebrated by thousands of Filipino Americans today…
–Times and location of screening TBD, but stay tuned!