The Assassination of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes
In the late 80’s, the Ferdinand Marcos regime was convicted of a wrongful death action that revealed the involvement of planning, execution and cover-up of the assassinations of two Seattle labor leaders, Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes. Find out how these Seattle sons posed a threat to the Marcos government.
Carlos Bulosan and Filipino American Activism
We have a very rich history of labor union activity in the Pacific Northwest. We highlight Carlos Bulosan and the immigrant Filipino and Filipino American labor organizing community.
News Director, Sonya Green interviews the following guests at the KBCS studios:
- Conor Casey – University of Washington Libraries Special Collections Labor Archivist
- Joaquin Uy – Community Organizer and Campaigns Coordinator with BAYAN Pacific Northwest (also former KBCS News Director)
An exhibit on Carlos Bulosan, “Author, Poet and Worker: The World of Carlos Bulosan” is currently running at the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. It ends on March 13th.
Other links mentioned:
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
University of Washington Special Collections all digitized materials relating to Carlos Bulosan
Law Archives of Washingtonspecial topical section on Cannery Workers Unionism
Details on the Carlos Bulosan exhibit at the University of Washington