Mural Unveiling: Filipino American Farmworker History
As part of Filipino American History Month, the Filipino Memorial Project will be unveiling a mural commemorating Larry Itliong, Pete Velasco, Philip Vera Cruz, Andy Imutan, the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC), and the 1500 farmworkers who walked off the fields of Delano on September 8, 1965.
Demanding better working conditions in the grape fields of California, Filipinos boldly forged an alliance with Cesar Chavez and the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA). Eventually coalescing into the United Farm Workers (UFW), Filipinos and Mexicans succeeded in a higher wage increase and won the right to collective bargaining through the passage of the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act.
Please join us in celebrating this day filled with music, food, and education.