In celebration of Filipinx American History Month (FAHM) the SF Public Defender’s Office spent their Sunday learning about the roots and history of SOMA Pilipinas, the neighborhood where our office is located. With the help of non-profit community organizers like SOMCAN and SOMA Pilipinas the goal is to keep housing affordable for the indigent clients we represent in this neighborhood and to also preserve the tradition and culture of the Filipino community in SOMA. Thank you to SOMCAN’s Gene Alejo for being an amazing tour guide. And to our community partners Asian American Criminal Trial Lawyers Association (AACTLA) and USF Pilipino American Law Society (USF PALS) for teaming up with us as we celebrate FAHM!
Coming up we will be hosting Filpinx American History Month Lunchtime Celebration:
Wednesday, October 17th Noon-1:30 PM