Chris Mensalvas

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Chris Mensalvas was a Seattle labor activist who died in 1978. He was an associate member of the Union of Democratic Filipinos when he passed on. [1]

Passing it on

Terri Mast recalled that she and Silme Domingo learned much of what they knew about the union’s history and politics by spending time with Chris Mensalvas, a retiree who had been both a Communist Party USA veteran and the former union president. : “I really got politicized by being around Chris. He and his friends. How incredible it was to go hang out with them on a weekend and they’d be drinking wine and telling stories...and talking politics, talking about the daily events and things that were going on” (Terri Mast, Interview by Kieran Walsh Taylor for University of North Carolina dissertation, 17 December 2003).


  1. [Ang Katipunan, may 15 1978]