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  1. trees
    trees March 26, 2014 at 11:17 am |
  2. Annaleigh
    Annaleigh March 27, 2014 at 2:16 am |

    I know this is a Huffington Post article so I apologize for any groaning in advance, but I wanted to share this piece by Bino A. Realuyo on the erasure of Filipino farm workers from the popular history of the United Farm Workers and the Delano Grape Strike.

    This is one of the big controversies locally (I am from Delano, still live here, and my grandfather/grand-uncle both were members of the union starting in late 1965 although not very active) about the new film Cesar Chavez and an ongoing frustration for our local Filipino community which not only contributed so much but basically started the strike (the Mexican community joined it later). I did a blog post back in ’12 on the erasure but I would rather share a link of someone from the Filipino community talking about it. Bino A. Realuyo is not from Delano, not from California or our way of life actually, but he talks about what the Manongs’ stories mean to him, and about the importance of the diverse peoples who came together to form the UFW and do the activism. It’s good stuff.

    1. Annaleigh
      Annaleigh March 27, 2014 at 2:21 am |

      Also, I should clarify myself by saying that by “not…from our way of life actually,” I mean the author is not from the Central Valley of California and wasn’t raised in the local farm culture.

  3. Aaron
    Aaron March 27, 2014 at 11:24 am |

    Friends,
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  4. Kristin
    Kristin March 29, 2014 at 12:42 pm |

    Reviewing the Other – an article by author and reviewer Nisi Shawl how reviewers can be thoughtful about reviewing diverse genre literature. The front of this article has links to Samuel R. Delany’s “Escaping Ethnocentricity?” and a round-table discussion by critics, editors and writers responding to and developing some of the points in this article.

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