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Intro


How do you truly save Stockton's Little Manila?

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Intro


How do you truly save Stockton's Little Manila?

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History


Little Manila was home to the largest population of Filipinos in the world outside of the Philippines from the 1920’s to the 1960’s. It is a remnant of the early Filipino American story, a story of community, struggle, sacrifice, survival, and hope.

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History


Little Manila was home to the largest population of Filipinos in the world outside of the Philippines from the 1920’s to the 1960’s. It is a remnant of the early Filipino American story, a story of community, struggle, sacrifice, survival, and hope.

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Freeway


Like many other communities of color in America, decision makers built a freeway through it in the late 1960’s.

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Freeway


Like many other communities of color in America, decision makers built a freeway through it in the late 1960’s.

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Nomura


In 1999, at the beginning of wide-spread sprawl development in Stockton, officials destroyed one of the last remaining blocks of Little Manila to build a McDonald’s and a gas station.

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Nomura


In 1999, at the beginning of wide-spread sprawl development in Stockton, officials destroyed one of the last remaining blocks of Little Manila to build a McDonald’s and a gas station.

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Podesto


Amidst the city’s designation of the Little Manila Historic Site, city leaders secretly worked with a developer to destroy what remained of the Little Manila neighborhood. Homeowners and businesses were threatened with eminent domain. Affordable housing was illegally destroyed.

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Podesto


Amidst the city’s designation of the Little Manila Historic Site, city leaders secretly worked with a developer to destroy what remained of the Little Manila neighborhood. Homeowners and businesses were threatened with eminent domain. Affordable housing was illegally destroyed.

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Bankruptcy


 

A moral bankruptcy which led to a fiscal bankruptcy.

 

Prior to Detroit, Stockton was the largest municipality to go bankrupt in America.

 

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Bankruptcy


 

A moral bankruptcy which led to a fiscal bankruptcy.

 

Prior to Detroit, Stockton was the largest municipality to go bankrupt in America.

 

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Social Injustice


The Little Manila Foundation was founded in response to social injustice.

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Social Injustice


The Little Manila Foundation was founded in response to social injustice.

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Neglect


Today, Little Manila still stands as a symbol of municipal neglect, disenfranchisement, injustice, inequity and…

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Neglect


Today, Little Manila still stands as a symbol of municipal neglect, disenfranchisement, injustice, inequity and…

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Hope


...hope.

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Hope


...hope.

How do you truly save Stockton's
Little Manila?

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