“A Village in the Fields,” a debut novel by Enrado that looks at the Delano grape strike in Central California a half century ago, will be officially launched at a reception at 3 p.m. Sept. 13 at the store of publisher Eastwind Books, 2066 University Ave. in Berkeley. This month marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the Delano grape strike, which began on Sept. 8, 1965. The prolonged strike lasted until 1970 and gave rise to the United Farm Workers, led by Cesar Chavez. Little remembered, however, is the role played by Filipino-American farm workers, who initiated the strike under the leadership of labor leader Larry Itliong.
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