9780295991900

Remembering Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes: The Legacy of Filipino American Labor Activism

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  • ISBN13:

    9780295991900

  • ISBN10:

    0295991909

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/23/2012
  • Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr

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Summary

Remembering Silme Domingo and Gene Viernesexamines the lives of two slain cannery union reformers during the tumultuous Civil Rights Era of the 1970s. Author Ron Chew was a close friend of Gene and Silme, and his poignant prologue sets the stage for the story of their political awakening, the events that led to their tragic deaths, and the movement they nurtured. Through memories of family and friends, we learn about the men as second-generation Filipino Americans, as leaders, and as part of a generation striving to make America live up to its democratic ideals. The book includes a history of Asian labor in the Alaska salmon canneries written by Gene Viernes. He intended to publish this work to illuminate the contributions of cannery workers and the noble fight to create a union. Remembering Silme Domingo and Gene Viernesprovides rich insight into the roots of Asian American labor organizing and offers inspiration and wisdom for a new wave of activists. Ron Chewis a writer and community organizer who has fought for social justice and more inclusive historical understanding. He is former editor of the International Examinerand former executive director of the Wing Luke Museum. He now works as director of the International Community Health Services Foundation. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Author Biography

Ron Chew is a writer and community organizer who has fought for social justice and more inclusive historical understanding. He is former editor of the International Examiner and former executive director of the Wing Luke Museum. He now works as director of the International Community Health Services Foundation. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
The Era
One Generations Time: Thirty Years after the Domingo-Viernes Murdersp. 2
Settlement of the Class Action Discrimination Lawsuitsp. 18
The Murder Trials and the Search for Truthp. 36
Reflections
Interviews with Family, Friends, and Colleagues of Domingo and Viernes
Abraham "Rami"Arditip. 56
Emma Cataguep. 58
David Deliap. 60
Kalayaan Domingop. 63
Ligaya Domingop. 65
Lynn Domingop. 67
Angel Doniegop. 69
Dick Farinasp. 71
John Fozp. 74
Rich Gurtizap. 77
John Hattenp. 80
Julia Laranangp. 83
Terri Mastp. 86
Chris Mensalvas, Jr.p. 89
Bruce Occenap. 92
Andy Pascuap. 95
Alonzo Susonp. 99
Emily Van Bronkhorstp. 101
VelmaVeloria ?p. 104
Conan Viernesp. 106
Stan Viernesp. 107
Steve Viernesp. 110
Michael Woop. 112
The Past
Afterwordp. 119
Alaskeros Historyp. 120
Referencesp. 146
Special Creditsp. 150
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