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October 21, 2017

Come join OFALA, the Council of Filipino American Association (CFAA), and Filipino American National Historic Society (FANHS) in celebrating the Filipino American Journey!

The special performance by OFALA will take place at 12:45 to 2:15. OFALA will be reenacting the historic United State Supreme Court case, Wards Cove Packing Co. v. Atonio.

Justice Denied:: Wards Cove Packing Co.. v.. Atonio is a reenactment of the Filipino and Alaskan salmon cannery workers'' workplace discrimination class action case that was argued before the U..SS.. Supreme Court in 1989 and led to amendments in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. Taken from transcripts of the proceedings, the dramatization will be performed by attorneys, law students, and other community leaders.

Distinguished members of the judiciary will also star, including: Hon.. Janelle Factora Wipper, Chief Civil Judge of the Washington County Circuit Court and the first Filipino/a American judge in Oregon; and Hon.. Steven R.. Powers, Judge of the Oregon Court of Appeals and the first and only Filipino/a American appellate judge in Oregon.

Also in attendance will be Nemesio Domingo, Jr., the brother of Silme Domingo, a plaintiff in one of the class action cases. Mr. Domingo will give remarks after the re-enactment..

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