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Alvarado Middle School was renamed in 2015 to honor the activism, labor, and lives of Larry Itliong and Philip Vera Cruz. Larry Itliong and Philip Vera Cruz are important figures in Filipino and American history. They are the rarely celebrated, much often forgotten leaders in the battle for farm workers rights and the movement for civil liberties.
Philip Vera Cruz was a labor leader. In the 1960s, he was an organizer with the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC), which later merged with Cesar Chavez’s National Farm Workers Association (NFWA to form the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC)- giving respect to both unions. Vera Cruz went on to serve as a vice president with the United Farm Workers (UFW) union.
Larry Itliong, founded the Farm Laborer’s Union (FLU) in Stockton, and became the President of AWOC before the heralded strike and boycott of 1965. He was a self-taught labor leader who organized protests in California and Alaska. Along with Vera Cruz, he convinced Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta’s predominantly Mexican/Latino NFWA to join the Grape Strike and Boycott of 1965 demanding better pay and benefits. Together, as UFWOC, Filipinos and Mexicans, along with many workers of other ethnic backgrounds, dug in for a long, hard fought battle. Itliong served as assistant director during his tenure with UFWOC.
Eventually, the efforts of UFWOC brought an end to several unfair labor practices, and they also organized and participated in a 300 mile pilgrimage from Delano to Sacramento. After coming out victorious, the leadership of UFWOC changed its name to what it is now recognized as, the United Farm Workers (UFW) union.
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The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people so that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, including sexual orientation and gender identity, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
Any student who believes that he/she has been subjected to exclusion from participation, denied access to New Haven programing, or subjected to discrimination or harassment based on sex, including sexual orientation and gender identity, is strongly encouraged to report the incident to his/her teacher, the principal, or any other available school employee. Within one school day of receiving such a report, the school employee shall forward the report to the District Title IX Coordinator, Kameelah Green.
In addition, any school employee who observes an incident of exclusion from participation in or denied access to New Haven programing, or subjected to discrimination or harassment based on sex, including sexual orientation and gender identity, involving a student shall, within one school day, report his/her observation to the principal or District’s Title IX Coordinator. The employee shall take these actions, whether or not the alleged victim files a complaint.
When a report of sexual harassment is submitted, the Title IX Coordinator shall inform the student or parent/guardian of the right to file a formal written complaint in accordance with the district’s Uniform Complaint Procedures.
Questions or concerns related to bullying complaints should be forwarded to:
Kameelah Green, Coordinator, Personnel Services
Title IX Coordinator
34200 Alvarado-Niles Road
Union City CA 94587