10/9/14 Delano Manongs and My Heroes Have Always Killed Colonizers

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Larry Itliong, arriving at AWOC meeting in Central Valley ©1976 George Ballis/Take Stock / The Image Works Larry Itliong, arriving at AWOC meeting in Central Valley ©1976 George Ballis/Take Stock / The Image Works


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In honor of Filipino American History Month, we bring back an interview with Marissa Aroy, director of Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers. This short documentary celebrates the unsung Filipino American field workers who laid the foundation to the founding of the United Farm Workers union. For a donation to KPFA, YOU can have a copy of this documentary that reminds us of the unsung heroes of  1965the Delano Grape Strike.

franzMari from the Center for Political Education joins us to talk about the much-anticipated event, My Heroes Have Always Killed Colonizers. Back by popular demand for a third time, this annual event held on Indigenous People’s Day uses storytelling, spoken word and performance to celebrate global warriors who defend the land, people and indigenous ways. This year’s featured hero is…

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