The Multicultural Center will sponsor workshops, presentations and trainings every Friday in room 9102. For our first Friday of activities, please come and join us Fri. Oct. 9 for a viewing and discussion of two films:
STRUGGLE IN THE FIELDS – PUB 9102 at 10:30 a.m.
September 15-October 15 is Latino Heritage Month!
“The Struggle in the Fields,” examines the importance of Cesar Chavez and his efforts to organize farm workers in the central valley of California. It delineates the various components of Chávez’s strategy for farm worker self determination—strikes, boycotts, pilgrimages, fasts—and emphasizes his commitment to nonviolence and the importance of faith and prayer in achieving his goal. 58 minutes.
THE DELANO MANONGS – PUB 9102 at 11:45 a.m.
October is Filipino American History Month!
“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. 30 minutes.