Celebrate Filipino American History Month by attending Little Manila's free symposium: Larry Itliong & the Farm Labor Movement in the North Forum at San Joaquin Delta College, October 26th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Larry Itliong was a Stocktonian and longtime labor organizer who led the 1965 Delano Grape Strike and was assistant director of the United Farm Workers.
We will be playing excerpts of a rare recording of Larry Itliong speaking to a Filipino American history class at UC Santa Cruz in 1975 which panelists and the audience will reflect, respond, and react to. Dr. Dawn Mabalon, Dr. James Sobredo, Debra Louie, and Mel Lagasca will be on the panel and will be moderated by journalist and past NPR's All Things Considered host, Emil Guillermo.
Oct. 25, 2013 would have been Larry Itliong's 100th Birthday! It will be an insightful and inspiring event and a perfect way to end Filipino American History Month (this year's theme is "Hands that Built America.") Don't miss it!
This event is co-sponsored by Asian and Pacific Islander American Staff Association (APIASA) of Delta College and the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS), Stockton Chapter.