With the widening income gap in San Francisco that has many low-income, elderly and immigrant tenants in danger of eviction and displacement due to gentrification, the International Hotel (I-Hotel) remains a powerful symbol of solidarity and empowerment for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. The historic struggle of the I-Hotel reverberates for a city whose immigrant, ethnic communities are quickly vanishing along with affordable neighborhoods.
We invite you to our Brown Bag Lunch:
Struggle for the I-Hotel: Then and Now
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
55 Columbus Ave., San Francisco
Presented by Emil De Guzman, long-time activist and former SF Human Rights Commissioner and President of the Manilatown Heritage Foundation. The event is open to the public. Please bring your lunch. For more information and to RSVP, please contact email@example.com
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