Should SF’s Chinatown Muni Station Be Named After Rose Pak?

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Rose Pak at the San Francisco Chinese New Year Flower Market Fair in 2014. (Mark/Flickr)

The legacy of Rose Pak returns to San Francisco. A proposal to name a future Muni rail station after the late Chinatown activist provoked a protest at City Hall this week, and debates over how to recognize her achievements for Chinatown. Although she never held elected office, Pak was a major player in city politics and projects. Her rough, unapologetic style rubbed some people the wrong way, while others say she did whatever she needed to for her community.

Guests: Joe Eskenazi, Mission Local Managing Editor

Malcom Yeung, Deputy Director of Programs at the Chinatown Community Development Center, Member of San Francisco Airport Commission

Cindy Wu, Deputy Director at the Chinatown Community Development Center

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