Itliong and Vera Cruz Mural - Union City, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 35.634 W 122° 04.468
10S E 581706 N 4161161
Quick Description: A mural at Itliong and Vera Cruz Middle School in Union City, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/25/2020 10:05:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM12GTN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 1

Long Description:
The mural is in the blacktop area of the school. It's painted green and yellow. In the middle is Itliong and Vera Cruz. On either side of the figures are protester holding signs.

About Larry Itliong and Philip Vera Cruz.

"Philip Vera Cruz (December 25, 1904 – June 12, 1994) was a Filipino American labor leader, farmworker, and leader in the Asian American movement. He was a co-founder of the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee, which later merged with the National Farm Workers Association to become the United Farm Workers. As the union's long-time vice president, he worked to improve the working conditions for migrant workers." (visit link)

"Larry Dulay Itliong (25 October 1913 – 8 February 1977), also known as "Seven Fingers", was a Filipino-American labor organizer. He organized West Coast agricultural workers starting in the 1930s, and rose to national prominence in 1965, when he, Philip Vera Cruz, Benjamin Gines and Pete Velasco, walked off the farms of area table-grape growers, demanding wages equal to the federal minimum wage, that became known as the Delano grape strike. He has been described as "one of the fathers of the West Coast labor movement." He is regarded as a key figure of the Asian American Movement." (visit link)
City: Union City

Location Name: Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School

Artist: Unknown

Date: 2020

Media: paint on cement

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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