LaborFest Events: July 17th & July 18th
One Generation’s Time, Film & Panel Discussion
July 17, 2015 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
ILWU Local 34 Union Hall @ 801 – 2nd Street, San Francisco (next to AT&T Ball Park)
View the documentary film on the assassinations of Silme Domingo & Gene Viernes, ILWU union officials, who were gunned down in their Seattle union hall in 1981. Join speakers, sister Cindy Domingo & widow Terri Mast, current National Secretary-Treasurer of the ILWU IBU, present how their families & the Filipino community uncovered the evidence to prove that the assassinations were ordered & paid for by the Philippine Marcos dictatorship: The Marcos estate & Mrs. Imelda subsequently paid $15.1 million dollars for their role in the Domingo-Viernes assassinations.
FILM & PANEL DISCUSSION TO BE REPEATED:
July 18, 2015 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
I-Hotel Manilatown Center @ 868 Kearny Street, San Francisco
Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Historic 1965 Grape Strikes
July 18, 2015 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA
50 years ago the historic 1965 Grape Strike was launched in the Delano Filipino Community Hall by the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC) led by Larry Itliong & Philip Vera Cruz. The strike was expanded when the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) led by Chavez & Huerta joined in later merging to form the United Farmworkers, AFL-CIO. Yet, the pivotal role that Filipinos played in this historic event was soon overshadowed by the Chavez faction. Learn the real truth about the purging of the Filipino leadership and the exodus of Filipino workers from the UFW. Understand the real reasons for Chavez’s visit to Manila to embrace Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos and the impact his visit had upon the UFW.
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