DIrected by Marissa Aroy, Delano Manongs highlights the story of organizer Larry Itliong and the manongs, Filipino farmworkers who initiated the famous 1965 Delano Grape Boycott and Strike. The manongs fought alongside Chicano farmworkers and organizer Cesar Chavez for the formation of the United Farm Workers union. There will be a panel of Filipino and labor organizers after the screening to open a discussion on how manongs’ legacy has influenced social movements today.
6:30 PM Reception begins, with food and drinks for sale
7:30 PM Documentary screening
8:00 PM Panel and Q&A on contemporary labor struggles
Purchase tickets online here for $10 or at the door for $15. Please bring photo ID for admittance into the building.
Also, be sure to RSVP for the Facebook event.
All proceeds will contribute to CAAAV and BAYAN USA’s continuing struggles for justice.
** CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities is a grassroots, pan-Asian community organization that organizes low-income Asian communities in NYC for social, economic, and gender justice.
** BAYAN USA is an alliance of 18 progressive Filipino organizations in the U.S. and serves as a resource and center for educating, organizing, and mobilizing anti-imperialist and progressive Filipinos.