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Asian American History 101

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Sep 6, 2021

Welcome to Episode 47 of the Asian American History 101 podcast! For U.S. and Canadian listeners, Happy Labor or Labour Day! To honor Labor Day, we’re going to talk about Larry Itliong, a prominent Filipino American who was a leader in the farm workers movement. His influence and vision helped lead to the Delano Grape Strike as well as the formation of the United Farmworkers Organizing Committee along with Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta. We begin with our reflections on the Joy Ruckus Club 4 Festival experience and end with a shout out of the Little Manila Rising organizing. Along with Filipino American National Historical Society, Little Manila Rising seeks to honor and remember Filipino Americans and their impact across the country. To learn more, please visit our site at or for social media. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, email us at


  • 0:28 Reflecting on the Joy Ruckus Club 4 Festival Asian American Stage
  • 03:14 History of Labor Day
  • 05:02 Larry Itliong and the Filipino Farm Workers Movement 
  • 18:57 Little Manila Rising