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MAR
19
Brown Bag: The UFW Grape Boycott in Urban America, 1965 to 1970 (Fillipino Americans)
Date:
Monday, 19 Mar 2018
Time:
12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
MSU Museum Auditorium
Department:
Asian Studies Center
Event Details:

A talk by Jose Moreno and Dionicio Valdes.

On September 8, 1965, Filipino American grape workers, members of the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee, walked out on strike against Delano-area table and wine grape growers protesting years of poor pay and conditions. The Filipinos asked Cesar Chavez, who led a mostly Latino farm workers union, the National Farm Workers Association, to join their strike.