Image Description: "Human Chain" Anti-Eviction Defenders of the International Hotel link arms in front of Kearny Street Workshop, 1977. Photo: Chris Fujimoto courtesy of the Manilatown Heritage Foundation.

The Paths We've Blazed

The APA Heritage Foundation and APICC invite you to “The Paths We’ve Blazed - How the I-Hotel Ignited the APA Arts Scene."

The Ethnic Studies Movement and the eviction of seniors from the I-Hotel gave rise to a generation of Asian American artists who responded to the challenges of protecting their community, and in doing so birthed Asian American arts in the Bay Area and beyond. This exhibit will be looking back at the story of the I-Hotel and three critical organizations that are celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2022: Kearny Street Workshop (50), Asian Improv aRts (35) and API Cultural Center (25) who were propelled and shaped by these historic events. We will be premiering a new video featuring Nancy Hom, Francis Wong and Pamela Wu-Kochiyama, telling their stories of how the I-Hotel shaped their leadership, artistry, and activism.

On view through June 30, 2022

Wednesday-Sunday from 1-6pm


View the Path's We've Blazed Video featuring Nancy Hom, Francis Wong, and Pamela Wu Kochiyama.


The extended interviews:


Nancy Hom:


Francis Wong


Pamela Wu Kochiyama

May 20, 2022 at 6:00pm - June 30, 2022
International Hotel Manilatown Center
868 Kearny St
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States
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