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- DescriptionRemembering Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes examines 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 lead to their tragic deaths, and the movement they nurtured. Through memories of family and friends, we learn about the men as second-generation Filipi 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 labour in the Alaska salmon canneries written by Gene Viernes. He intended to publish this work to illuminate the contributions of cannery workers and the ble fight to create a union. Remembering Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes provides rich insight into the roots of Asian American labour organizing and offers inspiration and wisdom for a new wave of activists. Ron Chew is the former editor of the International Examiner and former executive director of the Wing Luke Museum. He is director of the International Community Health Services Foundation and lives in Seattle.
- Author BiographyRon 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.
- Author(s)Ron Chew
- PublisherUniversity of Washington Press
- Date of Publication25/03/2012
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Place of PublicationWashington
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Washington Press
- Content Noteblack & white halftones, colour illustrations
- Weight454 g
- Width175 mm
- Height251 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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