Filipino American History Month

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Celebrate Filipino American History Month with Philippine Expressions Bookshop.

Saturday, October 24, 2015 | 4:00 PM

Croatian Cultural Center | 510 West 7th Street | San Pedro, CA 90731

4:00pm: Film The Delano Manongs, a documentary. Filmmaker Marissa Aroy will talk about her film

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The Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers is an insightful 29-minute documentary film by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Marissa Aroy. It chronicles the untold story of Filipino farmworkers who instigated one of the biggest labor struggles in American history – the Delano Grape Strike of 1965. Led by Larry Itliong, Philip Vera Cruz and Pete Velasco,  the Manongs (a Filipino term of respect for an older man),  helped create the United Farm Workers Union (UFW). Visit the Facebook page of Marissa Aroy. Also,

5:00pm:  Book Talk . A Village in the Fields, A Novel by Patty Enrado


A Village in the Field, a debut novel is an intricately detailed story of love, loss, and human dignity spanning more than eight decades and sweeps from the Philippines to the United States. In the vein of The Grapes of Wrath, the book pays tribute to the sacrifices that Filipino immigrant farm workers made to bring justice to the fields. Visit the facebook page of Patty Enrado. Also,

6:00pm: Film Showing: Remembering our Manongs:Sonoma County’s Filipino History


Remembering Our Manongs: This feature-length documentary produced by six Filipino American women explores the local history and culture highlighting the Filipino immigrants who settled in Sonoma County beginning in the 1920’s.



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