Beyond the archipelago, Filipinos in the U.S. have manifested an entire organizing culture of their own, one which pays homage to and centers on a single, unifying phrase from one particular movement of the past: Isang Bagsak!”


Translating to “One Down,” it was Filipino farmworker and militant labor activist Larry Itliong who introduced the Tagalog saying to fellow activist and organizer, César Chávez, during the era of the 1960s U.S. Civil Rights Movement. Itliong and Chávez utilized the phrase to create the “unity clap,” a practice that would join both Filipino and Latino migrant workers together after a long day in the fields — communicating across language barriers — to further their cross-cultural fight for farmworker’s rights. (Medium)


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This design & the "Who We Are, What We Say" Collection is designed by AA BATTERIES.

Isang Bagsak | Filipinos Together