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Pilipinx Essential Workers: Colonization, Delano, and Beyond

August 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

Eastwind Books and the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) present an online panel conversation with authors Enrique de la Cruz, Patty Enrado, Tony Robles, and Juanita Tamayo Lott moderated by MT Vallarta

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Dr. Enrique de la Cruz received his Ph.D. in Philosophy (Mathematical Logic) from UCLA. His most recent publication is the Forbidden Book: The Philippine American War in Political Cartoons, which is a collection of political cartoons from 1898-1907, the period of the Philippine-American War, and which he co-authored with Abe Ignacio, Jorge Emmanuel, and Helen Toribio.

Patty Enrado’s debut novel, A Village in the Fields, was shortlisted for the Seventh William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, Fiction, in 2016. The historical novel about Filipinos and the American farm labor movement was published by Eastwind Books of Berkeley.

Tony Robles, “The People’s Poet” was born in San Francisco and is the nephew of Filipino-American poet, historian and social justice activist Al Robles. He was a shortlist nominee for poet laureate of San Francisco in 2017 and the recipient of the San Francisco Art Commission individual literary artist grant in 2018.

A child of the Manong/Manang Generation, Juanita Tamayo Lott is a trailblazer in Asian American Studies and Ethnic Studies. Her latest book is Golden Children: Legacy of Ethnic Studies, SF State. A Memoir.

Moderator: MT Vallarta is a poet and Ph.D. candidate in Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Riverside.

Eastwind Books Multicultural Services (EBMS) is a 501(3)c non-profit dedicated to the promotion and accessibility of Asian American and Ethnic Multicultural Literature. Our events are for educational purposes and we appreciate your tax deductible donations. EBMS is the community education arm of Eastwind Books of Berkeley which is comprised of a dedicated staff of booksellers, artists, poets and community workers.


August 12, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
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