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

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Temple University Press, Jun 28, 2007 - FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS - 227 pages
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The struggle to save the International Hotel and prevent the eviction of its elderly residents became a focal point in the creation of the contemporary Asian American movement, especially among Filipinos.† Like other minorities who were looking for positive models in their past to build an identity movement, Filipino youth found their "roots" in the stories and lives of the "manongs" (respected elders), and the anti-eviction movement became a key site for the formation of a distinct Filipino American consciousness. Estella Habal, a student activist during the anti-eviction protests, relates this history† within the context of the broader left politics of the era, the urban housing movement, and San Francisco city politics.† Ultimately, the hotel was razed, but a new one now occupies the site and commemorates the residents and activists who fought for low-income housing for the elderly and their right to remain in their own community.

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Looks like an interesting historical work. One small fact is wrong. Walter Shorenstein didn't marry Milton Meyer's daughter. I'm Milton Meyer's grandson and my mom married a dentist. Milton's other daughter married a physician.
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went to the new i hotel site on a field trip. accessible inspiring book Read full review


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Estella Habal is Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies, Department of Social Science, San Jose State University, and a member of the Board of Directors, Manilatown Heritage Foundation.

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