San José Public Library, Filipino American City Employees of San Jose, Vice Mayor Rose Herrera, and Councilmember Ash Kalra invite you to a series of film screenings of the critically-acclaimed documentary about how the Filipinos co-founded the United Farm Workers Union . The Delano Manongs, a new documentary, tells the little known story of a group of Filipino farmworkers who in their twilight years started the Great Strike of 1965, and joined forces with other ethnic workers to form the legendary farm United Farm Workers Union. The film, which will be screened on PBS in spring 2015, details the life and work of Larry Itliong, a farm labor organizer who led a group of more than one thousand Filipinos to strike for better wages and working conditions. These Filipino immigrants had been working the crop rotation since the 1930s and were not allowed to marry or own property for most of their lives.
Film producer, Marissa Aroy, will be available for discussion at the end of the 30-minute film. The series are held at the following times and locations:
Saturday, April 11 @ 12:00pm -- Seven Trees Branch Library
Saturday, April 11 @ 4:00pm -- Berryessa Branch Library
Monday, April 13 @ 12:00pm -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library (Room 255)
Monday, April 13 @ 4:00pm -- Evergreen Branch Library Library
Tuesday, April 14 @ 4:00pm -- Educational Park Branch Library
Tuesday, April 14 @ 6:30pm -- Tully Community Branch Library