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Related Categories: San Francisco | Labor & Workers
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Laborfest: Unsung Heroes of U. S. History
Date Thursday July 28
Time 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Manilatown Center - 868 Kearny St., San Francisco. Walk 1/2 mile from Montgomery St BART/Muni Metro on Kearny. Buses: 1, 8, 10, 12, 41, 30, 45. (For last 2, get off at Jackson or Pacific and Stockton and walk 2 blocks down Jackson or Pacific to Kearny.)
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/Author
Unsung Heroes of U. S. History
6:00-7:00 PM - Buffalo Soldiers in the Philippine War - A Conflict of Conscience for African Americans
Descendents of Buffalo Soldiers who married Filipino women and moved back to the Bay Area will be invited to share their family stories.
7:00-8:00 PM – Film Preview of “The Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the UFW”
The Delano Manongs tells the unknown history of a group of Filipino farmworkers in Delano, California who toiled under the yoke of racism for decades, then rose up in their twilight years to fight for fair wages and ethical work conditions.
The Manongs (a Manong is a Filipino term of respect for an older brother) instigated one of the American labor movement’s finest hours – the Great Grape Strike of 1965 that brought about a successful joining of the Filipino and Chicano (Mexican-American) labor groups and the creation of the United Farm Workers Union (UFW). This program will show the 10 min. trailer. There will also be a discussion with the film’s director Marissa Aroy.
8:00-9:00 PM – Tribute to Al Robles “Uncle Al”
Alfred A. Robles (February 16, 1930 - May 2, 2009) dedicated his life to working for social justice. A community character, he was instrumental in the political fight against the city to stop the demolition of the International Hotel on Kearny Street.
See also:
http://www.laborfest.net/2011/2011schedule.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I-Hotel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Robles
http://www.ufw.org/
Added to the calendar on Monday Jun 20th, 2011 6:51 AM
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