KQED: Heritage District Would Honor Filipino-Americans in S.F.’s South of Market

By Ericka Cruz Guevarra

After years of growing concern and anxiety about displacement in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood, a plan being unveiled at noon today will establish an official Filipino social and cultural district to preserve what is left of the Filipino-American community there.

On the steps of San Francisco’s City Hall, Supervisor Jane Kim and Filipino community leaders will announce legislation to establish SoMa Pilipinas, a district that would highlight more than 25 historic buildings, sites and objects to honor SoMa as a center for Filipino-American culture in San Francisco.

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