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Approaching the 40th Anniversary of the I-Hotel eviction, South of Market Activist/Organizer Ray Castillo speaks on the importance of remembering the I-Hotel Struggle

Click the link below to hear Ray Castillo, organizer with South of Market Community Action Network (SOMCAN) speak on the importance of remembering the I-Hotel. https://clyp.it/q5feymgd   Approaching the 40th Anniversary of the I-Hotel eviction, South of Market Activist/Organizer Ray…

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Manilatown Board President Tony Robles Speaks to students at Ateneo de Manila University about the I-Hotel and Manilatown Legacy–Asks, “What are the Manongs saying?”

Manilatown Heritage Foundation Board President Tony Robles visited the Philippines for the first time in March.  It was a long awaited journey with Tony uniting with friend and fellow poet Oscar Penaranda.  Oscar established the “Al Robles Express” shortly following…

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Artist Tony Remington’s Thoughts on the I-Hotel and Manilatown as we approach the 40th anniversary of the eviction

(Manilatown Manong on the left, Poet Al Robles on right) By Tony Remington “Al Robles’s post-Manilatown Senior Center which survived many years after the eviction and demolition saw several transitions, from it’s location from Mabuhay Gardens, to a couple of…

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Club Mandalay Celebrates Asian American Heritage Month

Club Mandalay: Sunday, May 22nd at 2pm Featuring the I-Hotel House Band The Autonomous Region and Resident Poet Tony Robles In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Club Mandalay is back with more great music, food, art and conversation! As the…

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Club Mandalay celebrates National Poetry Month on April 24th!

Club Mandalay is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of National Poetry Month with more great music, POETRY, art and conversation! Club Mandalay: Sunday, April 24th at 2pm Featuring the I-Hotel House Band The Autonomous Region, Musical Guests Calle Ocho and in honor…

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Ifugao Cultural Immersion on April 3rd!

Let us celebrate the many projects honoring our indigenous roots and bridging our lives today! NEW BEGINNINGS: Resurrecting Ifugao Beleh & Celebrating Our Indigenous Roots with Lagitan Mamerto Tindogan & Natividad Delson Sunday, April 3rd at 1pm WATCH newly released videos…

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MHF Resident Poet Tony Robles to read at SF Main Library March 30th

Manilatown Heritage Foundation’s own Resident Poet and Boad of Directors President, Tony Robles will be reading from and talking about his new book, Cool Don’t Live Here No More: A Letter to San Francisco on Wednesday, March 30th from 6:15pm –…

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Join us on March 20th for Ballroom Dancing & Jazz Meryenda

Join us on Sunday, March 20th at 12Noon for beginning Ballroom Dancing with Benito Santiago. And then at 2pm enjoy exciting live performances by bossa nova duo Evelyn & Miguel Juteau, poet Avotcja, poet Pablo Rosales and blues men Carlos Zialcita & Ron…

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The Day of Al Robles’ Birthday 2016

For your appreciation on this 16th day of February, please listen to Jack Hirschman’s audio presentation commemorating the birthday of Manilatown’s own Al Robles.  Beloved Poet Activist and Defender of the International Hotel, Manong Al was born on February 16, 1930….

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The Day Before Al Robles’ Birthday 2016

For your appreciation on this 15th day of February, please listen to Jack Hirschman’s audio presentation commemorating the birthday of Manilatown’s own Al Robles.  Beloved Poet Activist and Defender of the International Hotel, Manong Al was born on February 16,…

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