The Latinx Identity Project
The Shared History of Filipino and Mexican Farm Workers Featuring Mike Padernal
March 07, 2021
Elsa Iris Reyes/Mike Padernal
Hola, bienvenidos, and welcome to a podcast where we tell stories for us and by us.
Today’s guest is Mike Padernal - who is a long time friend of mine and an all around lovely person. We have the pleasure of hearing Mike’s story and learn about one of the most prominent and unfortunately lesser known figures during the famous Delano Grape Strike in the US - Larry Itliong.
To learn more about Larry Itliong and the farmworkers movement for fair wages and humane conditions, check out the following:
- Documentary by PBS: Delano Manongs. Watch it here
- Book titled: Larry Itliong Leads the Way for Farmworkers' Rights (Taking a Stand), by Rose Zilka
- Article by Ashley Wong of the Sacramento Bee, "How California's history was shaped by Larry Itliong and other Filipino Americans". Read it here
Follow Mike on Instagram here @coolhairmike
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Music and artwork by Emmanuel Reyes. Follow them on Instagram @riesgomalo