San Francisco's International Hotel: Mobilizing the Filipino American Community in the Anti-Eviction Movement


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The struggle to save the International Hotel, in the San Francisco neighborhood known as Manilatown, culminated in 1977 with the eviction of elderly tenant activists. Many of them were Filipino bachelors who had emigrated to the U.S. in the 1920s and 1930s for menial labor. Each evicted tenant was accompanied by at least one young activist who had come to find their roots in the lives of the "manongs" (respected elders). San Francisco's International Hotel is part history and part memoir. In telling this compelling story, ...