Spotlight on Asian Pacific Americans: Larry ItliongVIEW EVENT DETAILS
A Biography Series for Children and Families
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May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! To celebrate the contributions of Asian Americans, The Center for Global Education has launched a new series called, Spotlight on Asian Pacific Americans. The series will feature inspiring Asian Americans and explore their specific contributions to life in America. These mini-lessons are perfect for children ages 5-12 and will aim to spark the curiosity of young learners by helping them to build a more inclusive understanding of American history.
"I feel we are just as good as any of them. I feel we have the same rights as any of them. Because in that Constitution, it said that everybody has equal rights and justice."
The third installment of Spotlight on Asian Pacific Americans will feature Larry Itliong, a Filipino-American labor leader who organized west coast agricultural workers. Itliong was the co-founder of the United Farm Workers and was involved in a lifelong fight for the farmworkers union. His journey gave rise to one of the most significant American social movements of all time, justice for farmworkers.
This session will explore how Larry Itliong embodied global citizenry by investigating the world, recognizing perspectives, communicating ideas, and above all, taking action on issues that were important to him. Click here to download and print the corresponding activity sheet to be used during the session.