On Saturday, it was learned that long-time community activist, poet and educator Al Robles has passed away.
Along with Bill Sorro, Robles was a key figure in the eviction protest and the rebuilding of the I-Hotel in San Francisco through the Manilatown Heritage Association.
Also with Sorro, Robles brought his Education InAction students from City College of San Francisco to the Manzanar Pilgrimage and Manzanar After Dark (now known as Manzanar At Dusk) programs for several years. That continued until a few years ago, before Sorro passed away in August 2007.
Robles has been missed at the Manzanar Pilgrimage. Now he will be missed by everyone whose lives he has touched.
Watch video of a tribute to Robles in San Francisco’s Manilatown on May 3:
Here’s another video tribute to Robles
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