Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Bill Sorro Presente! Longtime San Francisco Movement Leader Leaves Tremendous Legacy of Struggle

Longtime Bernal Heights community activist Bill Sorro, a leader in the International Hotel Struggle 30 years ago, passed away early Monday morning, according to his family.
Bill was a mentor to many of us in the Chinese Progressive Association, the labor movement, anti-displacement movements, and affordable housing struggles. He leaves an incredible legacy [see the current exhibit at the Manilatown Center in the I-Hotel site] of struggle and radicalism in the Asian American and progressive communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Strength to Bill's partner Huli, and his children Desu, Daphne, Django, Giulio and Joachin and the family that Bill and Huli built. We will make sure your legacy and spirit live on - Long Live the International Hotel and the Fighting Spirit of Bill Sorro!


david said...

may the spirit and love of "uncle bill" live on!

david ho

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Anonymous said...

Bill your smile was always so warm even though we did't see each other for a long time you made me feel good, that was what made you so special the spirit of love for life and always pushing forward to make it better for all of us. Muchas gracias por tu dulsura de tu corazon por la lucha que continuara para siempre Oscar Rios

Rona Fernandez said...

Thanks for this blog, Eric and teambloggers, and for this post in particular. Bill was such an amazing, inspiring person. It's hard to believe he won't be at the next I-Hotel event or Filipino rally. I've posted some reflections on my experiences of Bill on my blog as well, here. Thanks again Rona Fernandez