AABANY Co-Sponsors Justice Denied: Wards Cove Packing Co. v. Antonio - FAHNS Conference 2016
Thursday, June 23, 2016
John Jay College
524 W 59th Street, New York, NY 10019
Justice Denied: Wards Cove Packing Co. v. Atonio - A Trial Reenactment at FAHNS Conference 2016
Thursday, June 23, 2016 / John Jay College / 524 W 59th Street, New York, NY 10019
FALA New York is excited to present a trial reenactment of Wards Cove Packing Co. v. Atonio at the Filipino American National Historical Society's 2016 Conference, where this year’s theme is “A Pinay/Pinoy State of Mind: Building with Our Roots.” FANHS- Metro New York chose this theme to focus on our history while building our future legacies. More information on the FANHS Conference, including registration information, can be found here: http://www.fanhs2016.com/
FALA New York's presentation will take place on Thursday, June 23, during Session 1 (10:40am- 12:10pm) of the Conference. For those who are not able to attend the whole day (or entire Conference), we were able to secure a single-session rate of $35to attend just the Wards Cove reenactment! Register here!
Wards Cove Packing Co. v. Atonio: In this reenactment of a landmark employment discrimination case, we examine the proceedings that led to the Supreme Court's decision in Wards Cove Packing Co. v. Atonio. Asian Pacific Americans have been a part of the salmon canning industry in Alaska since the late 1800s. Starting in the 1920s, Filipinos became a main work force in the Alaskan canneries where they were relegated to fish house jobs, working long hours in poor conditions for low pay. In the 1970s, led by Filipino activists, the workers organized and filed three class actions, including Wards Cove. After a lengthy trial and multiple proceedings before the Ninth Circuit, the case reached the United States Supreme Court in 1989.
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