The Delano Manongs

PRESENTED BY: Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
7:00 PM, Friday, October 21, 2016 PST
Location: Beacon Hill (click for map)


We will meet at the new Cintila Community Center at Plaza Roberto Maestas at the base of the east apartment tower at El Centro de la Raza.  This is at the corner of  South Lander (Festival Street) and 17th Ave. South.

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.

Special Guests: Director, Marissa Aroy

Release Year: 2014

Running Time: 60 min

Director: Marissa Aroy

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