Presentation on theme: "The 1970’s – 80’s Life of a Katipunan ng mga Demokratikong Pilipino - KDP (Union of Democratic Filipinos) Activist."— Presentation transcript:
1 The 1970’s – 80’sLife of a Katipunan ng mga Demokratikong Pilipino - KDP(Union of Democratic Filipinos) Activist
2 1969 My Graduation from Banning High School My 1st Car – VW Bug – with 8 track tapes!Played Keyboards in Rock & Roll / Soul & Horn BandsAttended CSUDH – Joined the 1st Asian American Students OrganizationVietnam Anti-War MovementSearch to Involve Pilipino Americans-SIPA
3 My hippie wanna be daysFresh out of Banning High School to… Honors StudentAnti-War Demonstrator at CSUDH to…..Associated Student Body - Community Director for Peace & Justice (Draft Counselor)Met other API Activists
4 Meanwhile at San Francisco State College (now SFSU) STUDENTS STRIKE from Fall 1968 to March1969 Black Students Union and the Third World Liberation Front (a coalition of the Black Students Union, the Latin American Students Organization, the Filipino-American Students Organization, and El Renacimiento, a Mexican-American student organization) strike and present their set of 15 "non-negotiable" demands, which include the expansion of the College's new Black Studies Department (the nation's first), the creation of a School of Ethnic Studies, and increased recruiting and admissions of minority studentsS.I. Hayakawa was named S.F. State President
5 1970’s1971 – First Filipino People’s Far West Convention (FWC) – Seattle,WA*Worked at UCLA Asian Am Studies Ctr. *Co-founder UCLA Samahang Pilipino1972 – Martial Law Declared in Philippines *Marcos Black List
6 Anti-Martial Law Movement 1973 –KDP Formation in California / FWC in San Jose – Met Rose Estepa from San Diego (SDSU)1974 – Co-founded UCI / FWC at UCLA – 600 Delegates (largest FWC)1975 – Completed the Agbayani Village for UFW – Manongs(Filipino pioneers started the Grape Strike that formed the United Farm Workers) – FWC at UCB
7 1977 – FWC at UCSD International Hotel / V. A. Hospital vs 1977 – FWC at UCSD International Hotel / V.A. Hospital vs. Narciso-Perez Case
8 KDP / ILWU Local 13 - Activists Murdered by Marcos Gene Viernes August 16, June 1, 1981Silme Domingo January 25, June 2, 1981
9 Far West Conventions Continued until 1985 – last FWC held at CSULA Took up the Bakke Reverse Discrimination Case (UCD)Dr. Alona Case – Oxnard, CA U.S. Navy DoctorElderly & Senior Low Cost HousingYouth & FamilyLaborMilitary OrganizingWomen’s RightsArt & CulturePolitical & Affirmative Action
10 Part of the Broader Movement Bakke Decision – Affirmative ActionImmigrant RightsSupport for El SalvadorAnti-Nuclear Movt. – Star Wars – ReaganDevelop Classes & PublicationsSocial Services vs. Grass Roots Community OrganizingJesse Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition3rd World Coalitions – Students & Communities
11 1980’s Decline of the Movement Glenn Omatsu – “The Four Prisons and the Movements of Liberation”The Winter of Civil RightsReaganomicsAsian American Neo-ConservativesThe “Me First” GenerationActivists have Families & Careers too!
12 Today’s Opportunities Students are still activists – Passing on Lessons to the new generationsCommunity Non-profit organizations (staff & boards)Social Services / Civil Rights LawTeaching Asian American Studies & Progressive StudiesArchiving – Collections – MLIS in Information StudiesHistory Research – MA in Asian American Studies – PhD in History
13 Same Struggle – Many Fronts Makibaka! Huwag Matakot!Dare to Struggle! Dare to Win!