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"Journey for Justice" honors Filipino farmworker & organizer Larry Itliong

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Illustration by Andre Sibayan
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An illustration from "Journey for Justice"

 

On this edition of Your Call, Gayle Romasanta joins us to discuss Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong, an illustrated nonfiction children’s book about the Filipino-American cofounder of the United Farm Workers.

It’s the first book of its kind about Filipino American history. It’s also the first book ever about Larry Itliong, a pioneer in the farmworkers’ movement. Filipino Americans are the second largest Asian American population in the nation, but rarely appear in history books. What’s the legacy of Filipino Americans?

Guest:

Gayle Romasanta, Filipino-American writer and editor and co-author of Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong

 

Web Resources:

Newsy: How Filipinos Shaped An American Labor Movement In The '60s

The Bakersfield Californian: Tour for book celebrating Larry Itliong kicks off in Delano this weekend

Northwest Asian Weekly: Bringing awareness to a forgotten Filipino leader

 

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.