Northwest Labor Activism: Honoring the legacy of Gene Viernes and Silme Domingo

The International Examiner July 21, 2016 0

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On July 6, 2016, the International Examiner published several stories highlighting Northwest Labor Activism and the legacy of Gene Viernes and Silme Domingo.

The Rite of Passage

Conditions in the fish house were cold, wet, and dangerous. • Photo by Gene Viernes, IBU Region 37 collection

Conditions in the fish house were cold, wet, and dangerous. • Photo by Gene Viernes, IBU Region 37 collection

Memories of Gene Viernes and Silme Domingo: Good friends and community activists fighting for reforms

Silme Domingo (left) and Gene Viernes (right). • Courtesy Photos

Silme Domingo (left) and Gene Viernes (right). • Courtesy Photos

We can all honor Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes by continuing to work at the service of the people

Gene Viernes’ brother, Stan, touching Gene’s name on the Wall of Martyrs in Quezon City.  • Photo by Sharon Maeda

Gene Viernes’ brother, Stan, touching Gene’s name on the Wall of Martyrs in Quezon City. • Photo by Sharon Maeda

Filipino Revolutionaries: In honor of Gene Viernes and Silme Domingo

Gene Viernes and Silme Domingo’s names are inscribed on the Wall of Martyrs in Quezon City to remember those who were killed protesting Martial Law and the Marcos Regime. •  Photo by Jill Mangaliman

Gene Viernes and Silme Domingo’s names are inscribed on the Wall of Martyrs in Quezon City to remember those who were killed protesting Martial Law and the Marcos Regime. • Photo by Jill Mangaliman

Domingo and Viernes scholarship memorializes social justice legacy

Stephanie Velasco, back left, on a recent volunteering trip to Nicaragua. • Courtesy Photo

Stephanie Velasco, back left, on a recent volunteering trip to Nicaragua. • Courtesy Photo

Viernes family memories of life in Alaska and Yakima Valley

Gene Viernes • File Photo

Gene Viernes • File Photo

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