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The calendar is a Filipino American history collective of first-hand experiences told by long standing families of the Pajaro Valley. The calendar also includes vintage photos, local history and moving poetry.
The calendar chronicles the rich and often forgotten history of the contributions, struggles and vitality of the early Filipino American heritage on the Central Coast of California. The early Filipino pioneers known as the "Manong generation" came to the US to supply cheap labor to the growing California agricultural business in the 10920's and 1030's. They were subjected to prejudice, discrimination, labor exploitation, anti-miscegenation laws, anti- Asian land ownership laws and race riots. Previously, The United States has colonized the Philippines after the Spanish American War and its citizens were declared nationals of American imperialism.
Proceeds generated from the calendar sale will help find and support the upcoming exhibit at the Watsonville Public Library from February 1 through March 31, 2022. Funds will also support an oral history archive.
For purchase of a 2023 calendar you can do so by visiting toberaproject at Venmo.
Or, if you would rather send a check please email email@example.com for mailing details.
Each calendar sells for $20 each which includes mailing costs.