Tag Archives: Larry Itliong

Union City School changes name to honor Filipino American Farm Labor Leaders

Alvarado Middle School in Union City California will officially change its name to Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School this September.  Larry Itliong and Philip Vera Cruz were farm worker labor leaders instrumental in the founding of the United Farm Workers.   The … Continue reading

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October 25 in California is now Larry Itliong day

On June 30, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed bill AB 7 making October 25 in California Larry Itliong day.  Who is Larry Itliong?  He was one of the key Filipino contributors, along with Phillip Vera Cruz (shown on the … Continue reading

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Diego Luna Celebrates Premiere of ‘Cesar Chavez’ Biopic While Filipinos Disappointed

EDITORS NOTE: A similar article was first published at Examiner.com. This version has been published at 8Asians.com with permission. –Joz By Peter Gonzaga It was a night that Cesar Chavez supporters have been waiting for, the biopic “Cesar Chavez” directed … Continue reading

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Asian American Farm Workers and Cesar Chavez

When I was a boy, my father took my family and some other family friends to  Half Moon Bay on the California Coast.  We drove through farms to reach the coastal cliffs, where we rappelled down to gather a certain … Continue reading

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