Study Reveals Strength of Filipino Community Ties in San Francisco

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

SF STATE NEWS -- Filipino immigrants have come to San Francisco in multiple waves, settling near Chinatown as early as 1910, according to Associate Professor of History Dawn Mabalon. The 1930s saw immigrants moving to the Western Addition/Fillmore area, and through the next two decades they began settling in the South of Market neighborhood (now designated as a Filipino Heritage District called SOMA Pilipinas).

This study is part of a research symposium involving three other SF State professors: Professor of Political Science Ron Hayduk, Assistant Professor of Sociology Marla Ramirez and Assistant Professor of Political Science Marcela García-Castañon.