May 6, 2021 — This edition of 'Spotlight on Asian Pacific Americans' features 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. (30 min., 23 sec.)
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Center for Global Education launched a new series called Spotlight on Asian Pacific Americans. The series features inspiring Asian Americans and explores 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.