Resources from our October 23 Lecture Series program

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Here are some helpful links related to our program,“Intersections of Racism, Gender, and Historic Preservation in San Francisco’s Asian American Communities.” Please support these wonderful organizations if you are able! The program recording is now available on Youtube, so please share with those you know who missed it!

Participant’s at APIAHiP’s 2020 National Historic Preservation Forum, which took place in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Asian Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation (APIAHiP) was founded in 2007 to protect historic places and cultural resources significant to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans through historic preservation and heritage conservation. More

Many of you had questions about API historic preservation; visit APIAHiP’s Resources and Partners page for more information, and reach out to them with your questions! More


Exterior of the Angel Island Immigration Station

(Top) Exterior of the U.S. Immigration Station of Angel Island

From 1910 to 1940, Angel Island was the site of an U.S. Immigration Station that functioned as the West Coast equivalent of Ellis Island, although the Angel Island facility also enforced policies designed to exclude many Pacific Coast immigrants coming from eighty countries. The Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF) continues preservation and educational efforts for the site, and increases awareness of the contributions Pacific Coast immigrants make. Check out AIISF’s virtual exhibit portal, which includes a recent exhibit celebrating immigrant cultures through food (Tastes of Home). More

In addition, visit the following link to stay updated on the opening of the brand new Angel Island Immigration Museum (AIIM), set to open in 2021 in the former Public Service Hospital on Angel Island. More


The exterior of Gum Moon Women's Residence, at 940 Washington St. in San Francisco's Chinatown.

The exterior of Gum Moon Women’s Residence, at 940 Washington St. in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

Logo: Celebrating 43 Years of Chinatown ResilienceThe Chinatown Community Development Center is a place-based community development organization serving primarily the Chinatown neighborhood. As a community development organization they serve many roles – as neighborhood advocates, organizers and planners, and as developers and managers of affordable housing. Founded in 1977, this year marks their 43rd anniversary. More

Here are the links to places in Chinatown that Erika mentioned in her presentation:

Exterior of the Japanese YWCA building in San Francisco’s Japantown, at 1830 Sutter Street. Designed by famed architect Julia Morgan, the building is now the home of community nonprofit Nihonmachi Little Friends.

Established in 1975, Nihonmachi Little Friends (NLF) is a bilingual, multicultural childcare organization located in San Francisco’s Japantown. In 2002, NLF launched the Issei Women’s Legacy Project – a $2.2 million Capital Campaign to fund the purchase and renovation of the historic 1830 Sutter Street building. Completed in 1932, it was designed by master architect Julia Morgan and was originally built as the Japanese Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA).

On October 21, 2020, the San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Commission voted to initiate landmark designation for this significant building. More

Book cover of "The Lucky Ones" by Mae Ngai

Find Mae Ngai’s “The Lucky Ones” at your local independent bookstore!

To learn more about the Tape family and their road to the 1885 civil rights case for public schooling in the Chinese community, read Mae Ngai’s “The Lucky Ones,” which Grant recommended during his talk. Find the New York Times review of the book here. More

Read a short history of Spring Valley Elementary School here. More

SOMA Pilipinas pole banner featuring Olympic diver Victoria Manalo Draves.

Street pole banner for SOMA Pilipinas featuring Olympic diver Victoria Manalo Draves.

A San Francisco Cultural District, SOMA Pilipinas‘ mission is to increase the visibility and celebrate the contributions of the Filipino community in SOMA, San Francisco, California and the Diaspora, sustain the community’s legacy cultural institutions and events, and to develop cultural arts, assets, and, place-making. Their social justice work helps develop initiatives for the Filipino community to thrive, and to support the community’s struggle for dignity, equity and rightful recognition. More

This Sunday, October 25, help celebrate Filipino History Month at UNSCVRD Sundays, an outdoor market in SOMA featuring Filipino makers and vendors. More


Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, the Hobart Preservation Foundation, our Series Sponsor, CAW Architects, and Programming Partner, 640 Heritage Preservation Foundation

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