July 26: (H)API Hour for Manilatown Heritage Foundation, Remembering 30th Anniversary of I-Hotel Evictions

Thursday, July 26, 2007
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The International Hotel Manilatown Center
868 Kearny Street, San Francisco
Donations Requested: $10-$20 sliding scale


Co-presented by the Young Filipino Professional Association (yfpa.org), Asian American Journalists Association San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (aajasf.org), APA|5 (apafive.org), Chinese for Affirmative Action (caasf.org), NAAAP-SF (naaapsf.org), HYPHEN Magazine (hyphenmagazine.com) and manja.org. Co-hosts include Keith Kamisugi, Glenn Fajardo and Dexter Ligot-Gordon.

Featuring Supervisor Tom Ammiano and comedians Sam Chanse and Kevin Camia.

On August 4, 1977, more than 50 elderly Asian immigrants, most from the Philippines, were evicted from the 10×10-foot rooms in the International Hotel located on the edge of downtown San Francisco in Manilatown. The evictions were carried out to make way for an office tower, but instead they gave birth to a defiant grassroots movement for affordable housing.

100 percent of all donations will go to Manilatown Heritage Foundation, which promotes social and economic justice for Filipinos in America by preserving our history, advocating for equal access, and advancing our arts and culture.

The (H)API Hour (hapihour.org) brings together supporters of Asian American Pacific Islander communities through happy hours that raise funds for, and awareness of, nonprofit organizations serving AAPIs in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles.

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