Screening of The Delano Mangongs
While it is Cesar Chavez who's bestknown for helping form the United Farm Workers Union, the movement itself closely tied to Chicano movement of the 1960s, Filipino farm workers also played a pivotal roll holding the torch for worker's rights.
The Delano Manongs is a short documentary that tells the story of the Delano grape strike of 1965, when the largely Filipino work force walked off the job in demand of equal pay, to be eventually joined by Chavez's then called National Farmworkers Association. The film will be followed by a discussion with the director and a community panel.
Screening of 'The Delano Manongs,' Thu, Nov 13, 6pm, UW Ethnic Cultural Theater, 3931 Brooklyn Ave NE, Free
Thankful: Group Art Show Benefiting the Greenwood Food Bank
Push/Pull art gallery hosts a handful of local artists to raise funds for the Volunteers of America Greenwood Food Bank, a valuable resource for those in need in the Greenwood neighborhood.
Support the VOA food bank by donating food, bringing toys for the forthcoming gift drive, or buying art for that blank living room wall you’ve been meaning spruce up.
Thankful: Group Art Show Benefiting the Greenwood Food Bank, Fri, Nov 14, 6pm, Push/Pull, 8537 Greenwood Ave N
Advance Notice for November 18
Why Farmers and Environmentalists Need Each Other
It would seem from the outside-looking-in that people who want to protect the environment and people who rely on the environment for their livelihood should be able to get along.
You know the stereotype: environmentalists are big city liberals obsessed with government regulation, and farmers are stubborn rural conservatives. The conflicts between the two parties are more nuanced than that, but it would seem from the outside-looking-in that people who want to protect the environment and people who rely on the environment for their livelihood should be able to get along.
Don Stuart, author of Barnyards and Birkenstocks: Why Farmers and Environmentalists Need Each Other, has a lot to say on the matter.
As the former American Farmland Trust Northwest Regional Director, his opinion is an educated one. Hear him talk about a worst case scenario: What will happen if the two sides never learn to work together?
Why Farmers and Environmentalists Need Each Other, Tues, Nov 18, 6:30pm, Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, $5