APEX Express

APEX Express – After the I-Hotel

Tony Robles at the 40th anniversary of the I-Hotel eviction

Tonight, we reflect back on lessons from the Fall of the International Hotel and organizing against gentrification and displacement today.

  • First we hear from Tony Robles, writer, activist, and president of the board of directors of the Manilatown Heritage Foundation. This segment was produced by Ikino Kubo and Sarah Lee.
  • We also hear from Angelica Cabande who continues the fight for working people in South of Market where many of the Filipino I-Hotel residents moved to
  • And we talk with Raquel Redondiez, project manager of the new SOMA Pilipinas Cultural District. And Gina Rosales will talk about the new night market launching this month in the neighborhood.
SOMCAN worked with Trinity Plaza Tenants Association to preserve 366 units of rent controlled housing.

Tonight we have a guest host, co-owner of Arkipelago Books, former KPFA apprentice, and music superstar, Golda Supanova! And we have a special call to action by Yuri Kochiyama Fellow Danny Thongsy.

Community Calendar

Friday at 8:30 a.m. people will pack the court to show support for Ny Nourn.

Granny Cart Gangstas show opened tonight and runs Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at Bindlestiff Studio with a matinee at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

The 24th Annual Pistahan Parade and Festival is this weekend at Yerba Buena Gardens.

New Filipino Cinema 2017, a showcase of independent films from the Philippines opens on August 17 at YBCA.

The Undiscovered Creative Night Market launches on August 18!

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