This is your invitation to a (at Cal Poly Pomona University Library Building 15, Grand Reading Room 3rd floor on Thursday, September 21 from 1 – 2:30 PM) on the significance of the unity that took place between Filipino grape workers belonging to the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee and the National Farmworkers Association (September 1965) that eventually led to the formation of the United Farmworkers Union and the winning of numerous contracts. At the same time, as part of the 50-year anniversary of Agbayani Village, the panel will discuss the the historic conditions that developed the Paulo Agbayani Filipino Retirement Village in the early 1970s, and the lessons applicable for contemporary social movements. The panelists include: Marissa Pulido, co-founder of the Agbayani Village Pilgrimage Organizing Committee; Kent Wong, Director of the UCLA Labor Center; and Jose Calderon, Emeritus Professor at Pitzer College and organizer of an annual class visit by students with the UFW and to Agbayani Village in Delano.
“Ethnic Solidarity in the Fields: 50th Anniversary of Filipino and Mexican Immigrant Farm Worker Unity for the Agbayani Village” at Library (hybrid)
Álvaro Huerta (Ph.D., UC Berkeley) Religion and Public Life Organizing Fellow, Harvard Divinity School Associate Professor, Cal Poly Pomona | Diss. | Article | TEDx Talk | CV+ Book--Jardineros: Cultivating Los Angeles’ Green Landscapes with Brown Hands, Migrant Networks and Technology (Forthcoming, The MIT Press) Western Regional Representative, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) (effective 10.20.23) Scholars for Social Justice | URBAN Research Network | Ford Foundation Fellow