Little Manila; Filipinos in California's Heartland

Event Date: 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 6:00pm

Event Location: 

  • MCC Theater
Filled with chop suey houses, gambling dens, and dance halls, Little Manila in Stockton was notoriously called, "Skid Row," but it was also the closest thing Filipinos had to a hometown and the largest population of Filipinos outside of the Philippines in the 1930s. Stockton residents recruited to work in the asparagus fields faced backbreaking work, low wages, and at times extreme racism to fulfill their dreams.
Discussion with the director Marissa Aroy following the screening. Co-sponsored by Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Asian American Cultural Resource Center and Kapatirang Pilipino. Aroy, 26 min., English, 2008, USA.