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Title
The International Hotel
Creator
Garrett, Laurie
Date Created and/or Issued
1979-03
Publication Information
Pacifica Radio Archives
Contributing Institution
Pacifica Radio Archives
Collection
California Revealed from Pacifica Radio Archives
Rights Information
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Description
For over fifteen years tenants of the International Hotel, primarily elderly Filipinos, struggled to defend themselves against eviction from their home. The issue reached dramatic proportions in San Francisco, with Sheriff Richard Hongisto going to jail for initially refusing to carry out the eviction and Mayor George Moscone risking an entire political career on the issue. KPFA had a transmitter inside the hotel and broadcast the eviction live. This tape presents a history of the struggle and highlights of the eviction, including an interview with Felix Ayson, I-Hotel resident and anti-eviction activist who died shortly after being forcefully evicted from his apartment. Contains sensitive language. Live coverage of the evictions was provided by the Third World News Bureau in Oakland, California.
Type
sound
Format
Master
Sound
Stereo
1/4 inch audio tape
Extent
0:46:00
1 Tape of 1
Identifier
http://archive.org/details/canhpra_00005
AZ0279
Language
English
Subject
Garrett, Laurie
Eviction
Filipino Americans--California--San Francisco
Housing--California--San Francisco
Tenant rights
Ayson, Felix
Moscone, George, -1978
Provenance
Pacifica Radio Archives
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