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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 media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.