40th Anniversary I-Hotel Eviction Commemoration

"And Still We Rise" 
- Bill Sorro, I-Hotel Tenant Activist

Commemoration Program

  • Opening Remarks: Tony Robles, Manilatown Heritage Foundation Board of Directors President

  • Unveiling of Chewang chi Biyeg Tapestry: Kalinga Master Weaver Jenny Bawer Young and Kalingafornia Laga

Original Defenders Panel
Moderated by Emil Guillermo, Journalist


Guest Panelists:


  • Emil DeGuzman, I-Hotel Tenants Association President

  • Estella Habal, Author "San Francisco's International Hotel: Mobilizing the Filipino American Community in the Anti-Eviction Movement"

  • Pam Tau-Lee, Co-Founder Chinese Progressive Association

  • Juanita Tamayo-Lott, Community Activist

Screening of “The Fall of the I-Hotel” with Director Curtis Choy

Current Housing Rights Activists Panel
Moderated by Joy Ng, Veterans Equity Center

Guest Panelists:

  • Angelica Cabande, Organizational Director of South of Market Community Action Network

  • Theresa Imperial, Veterans Equity Center Housing Case Manager

  • Tony Robles, Senior & Disability Action Housing Organizer

Candlelight Vigil led by Emil DeGuzman

  • Also featuring Tony Remington's art exhibition Launching Point: Portraits of the Manilatown Manong

40th Anniversary I-Hotel Eviction Commemoration
Friday, August 4th at 6pm
International Hotel Manilatown Center
868 Kearny Street, San Francisco CA