Calling ALL Artists!! Calling ALL Artists!!
- Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 17:50:04 -0800 (PST)
From: Angelica Cabande <awake3eye@...>
Subject: Calling ALL Artists!! Calling ALL Artists!!
The Asian Resource Gallery in Oakland Chinatown is looking for artwork and
archival materials related to Philip Vera Cruz, UFW's VP and Cesar Chavez'
comrade in the struggle for farmworkers' rights aqui in CA. If you have any
work that was dedicated to him and would like to submit, please do so!!
Contact: Angelica at 415.348.1945 awake3eye@... or
Deadline date: Sunday, December 5th
We want to celebrate Vera Cruz's struggle for justice and dignity, workers'
rights -- and would love to tell HIStory as well as commemorate his life!!
(Reception date for the exhibit will be in January 2005. Date: TBA). Gallery
will run from December - January.
The Asian Resource Gallery is at 310 Harrison, between 8th and 9th in
Oakland Chinatown - the bottom floor, in a building where all sorts of folks
roll through like FAA folks, youth, elders, working folks, non-profit folks,
you name it.
Please spread the word.
Filipino farmworkers sat down in the grape fields of Delano, California, in
1965 and began the strike that brought about a dramatic turn in the long
history of farm labor struggles in California. Their efforts led to the
creation of the United Farm Workers union under Cesar Chavez, with Philip
Vera Cruz as its vice-president and highest-ranking Filipino officer.
Philip Vera Cruz (1904-1994) embodied the experiences of the manong
generation, an enormous wave of Filipino immigrants who came to the United
States between 1910 and 1930. Instead of better opportunities, they found
racial discrimination, deplorable living conditions, and oppressive labor
practices. In his deeply reflective and thought-provoking oral memoir, Vera
Cruz explores the toll these conditions took on both families and