The Welga Project was originally founded to promote Filipino American labor history, specifically the history of Filipino American involvement with the UFW movement and the Delano Grape Strikes. After conducting oral history interviews and collecting archival collections, we realized that labor history greatly intertwined with activism history. As such, we are broadening the scope of content of the WPDAR to include collections focusing on Filipino American political and social activism.
Since our launch in 2014, we created a digital archive, conducted oral history interviews, planned commemoration events, and assist in the creation of a Filipino American K-12 curriculum.
Minimum Costs for Running the Welga Digital Archive
Currently, Welga Project members pay out-of-pocket to hosts the digital archive online. The following hosting costs (not including labor) are as follows:
- Google Drive Storage (For Access and Backup Storage): $120/year
- Microsoft OneDrive (Master Storage): $120/year
- Omeka Plus Account: $75/Year
Help us preserve and promote Filipino American history by donating to the Welga Project. We are in the process of creating a online donation portal, but in the meantime you can mail donations to:
Department of Asian American Studies
3102 Hart Hall
University of California Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
c/o The Welga Project. Make checks out to UC Regents. In the memo section note, "ASA Welga Project"
To further assist the Welga Project, please consider attending the Welga Project 1st Annual Benefit Dinner on September 29, 2018 (6-9pm) at UC Davis. To register for the event, please click this link:
All proceeds to go directly toward supporting the Welga Project's on-going activities and towards the establishment of a Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies.