National Book Tour Stops in Houston Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong

BookCover - Larry Itliong

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


When:  Friday, September 13, 2pm
Where: Rice University 6100 Main St., James Baker Hall, Room 102, Houston, TX 77005

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.
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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

BookCover - Larry Itliong

When:  Saturday , September 14, 10am
Where:  PCCI Community Center Houston, 9101 West Bellfort St, Houston, Texas 77031

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

When:  Sunday, September 15, 2pm
Where:  Sabine Street Studios, The Silos at Sawyer Yards

We will visit Sabine Street Studios and conclude the Silos at Sawyer Yards to tour the spaces where artists in our community 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

(All sites very near each other)

1st stop:
Sabine Street Studios, host Anthony Pabillano
1907 Sabine St
Houston, TX 77007

2nd stop:
The Silos at Sawyer Yards, host Rachel Gonzales
1502 Sawyer Street
Studio 301
Houston, TX 77007

3rd stop: Future Tribez mural by Royal Sumikat


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The purpose of the Filipino American National Historical Society are to: conduct research and studies; gather, promote, and disseminate published works on Filipino American history; provide a repository for research and gathered materials; create exhibits; promote and hold forums and public programs; and sponsor fundraising events to accomplish these purposes. FANHS-HTX is here to promote understanding, education, enlightenment, appreciation and enrichment through the identification, gathering, preservation and dissemination of the history and culture of Filipino Americans in the United States. FANHS-HTX represents the 32nd chapter of a national organization.

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