There will be a weekend of events welcoming Gayle Romasanta, author of Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong September 13-15, 2019!
Come to a rare book talk about a Filipino American farm worker
Filipino-American Larry Itliong
Author Gayle Romasanta is on a crusade to recover the farm worker’s story
On September 7, 1965, Larry Itliong convinced 2,000 Filipino farmworkers to walk away from the California vineyards and began the famous Delano Grape Strike.
Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/why-it-is-important-know-story-filipino-american-larry-itliong-180972696/#BhHxyRragZUUlqj7.99
Special thanks to Alden Sajor Marte-Wood for bringing this historic book to his class!
The class will conclude with a tour in the Houston Asian American Archives in the Woodson Research Center in the Fondren Library, hosted by Amanda Focke
Meet the Author of Journey for Justice – Gayle Romasanta
This book, written by historian Dawn Bohulano Mabalon with writer Gayle Romasanta, richly illustrated by Andre Sibayan, tells the story of Larry Itliong’s lifelong fight for a farmworkers union, and the birth of one of the most significant American social movements of all time, the farmworker’s struggle, and its most enduring union, the United Farm Workers.
Creatives Get Real Chat with Author Gayle Romasanta – Filipinx Studio Tours – Mural Photo op
We will visit Sabine Street Studios and conclude the Silos at Sawyer Yards to tour the spaces where artists in our commmunity create. We will then engage in a “Creatives Get Real” discussion with Gayle Romasanta and other FilipinX local artists about the Journey for Justice Book: The Life of Larry Itliong, its historical significance, and the importance to continue to create artifacts in our community that tell our collective stories.
We will then conclude with a photo opp in front of the mural by Royal Sumikat. See https://365thingsinhouston.com/2018/10/19/future-tribez-mural-washington-avenue-arts-district-houston/
(All sites very near each other)
Sabine Street Studios, host Anthony Pabillano
1907 Sabine St
Houston, TX 77007
The Silos at Sawyer Yards, host Rachel Gonzales
1502 Sawyer Street
Houston, TX 77007
3rd stop: Future Tribez mural by Royal Sumikat