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A DAY TO CELEBRATE IMMIGRANTS: Angel Island on 8/15/10

Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)

Sunday, August 15, 2010 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 AM (PDT)

A DAY TO CELEBRATE IMMIGRANTS: Angel Island on 8/15/10

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Tickets cost $22 per person. Ticket price includes a guided tour of the immigration station (normally $7), box lunch and beverage, immigration talk by Bill Hing, student presentations, and interactive activities. Tickets do not include ferry transportation to or from Angel Island.
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On August 15, 2010, E4FC invites friends and supporters to join us at beautiful Angel Island for "A Day to Celebrate Immigrants.” This is a rare opportunity to visit the newly reopened Immigration Station (now commemorating its 100th anniversary), listen to first-hand accounts from immigrants formerly detained on the island, hear about contemporary immigration issues from renowned immigration expert Bill Ong Hing, and find out about E4FC's work with talented immigrant students.  

ABOUT ANGEL ISLAND

While most Americans know of Ellis Island, where immigrants who crossed the Atlantic Ocean were processed, few know of Angel Island, its West Coast counterpart. Often called the "Guardian of the Western Gate," Angel Island served to enforce the Asian exclusion laws. Many immigrants had to stay several days, weeks, months, or even years to undergo questioning to verify their legal status. Open from 1910 to 1940, the Immigration Station processed over one million immigrants from over 80 countries.

Especially during a time when immigration policy is a national issue, Angel Island provides a historical perspective on a time when specific racial and ethnic groups – immigrants from China and later all of Asia – were excluded from the same immigration opportunities that immigrants from Europe enjoyed. Non-Asian immigrants generally passed quickly through immigration procedures on Angel Island, while Asian immigrants could be detained indefinitely and were often deported.

ABOUT E4FC

Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) helps immigrant students realize the American dream of college and citizenship. We support immigrant students who have grown up in the United States but face challenges due to financial need and immigration status. Since 2006, we have offered financial support, advisory services, leadership development, original educational materials, an active student network, and extensive outreach activities to immigrant students throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information about E4FC, visit us online.


ABOUT BILL ONG HING

Photo of Bill Ong HingBill Ong Hing is a Professor of Law at University of San Francisco. Throughout his career, Professor Hing has pursued social justice through a combination of community work, litigation, and scholarship. He is the author of numerous academic and practice-oriented publications on immigration policy and race relations. He has also written about his parents who were both held at Angel Island – his father in 1917 and his mother in 1924. At USF, Professor Hing teaches Evidence, Negotiation, Immigration Law, and Rebellious Lawyering. He is the founder of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco and continues to volunteer as general counsel for this organization. He also serves on the National Advisory Council of the Asian American Justice Center in Washington, D.C.

SCHEDULE

10:30   Welcome & Check-in at Immigration Station
11:00   Tour of Immigration Station / Student Presentations & Interactive Activities
12:00   Lunch and Talk by Bill Ong Hing (Professor of Law, Immigration Expert)
1:00     Tour of Immigration Station / Student Presentations & Interactive Activities


TICKETS

Tickets cost $22 per person. Ticket price includes a guided tour of the immigration station (normally $7), box lunch and beverage, immigration talk by Bill Ong Hing, student presentations, and interactive activities. Tickets do not include ferry transportation to or from Angel Island.


Space is limited. Tickets must be purchased by August 5, 2010 to guarantee a tour.


We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, August 15th!

Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)

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This event is sponsored by the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation.

Have questions about A DAY TO CELEBRATE IMMIGRANTS: Angel Island on 8/15/10? Contact Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)

When & Where


United States Immigration Station
Angel Island


Sunday, August 15, 2010 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 AM (PDT)


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Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)

E4FC helps immigrant students realize the American dream of college and citizenship. We support immigrant students who have grown up in the United States but face challenges due to financial need and immigration status. Since 2006, we have offered financial support, advisory services, leadership development, original educational materials, an active student network, and extensive outreach activities to immigrant students throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

For more information about E4FC, visit us online at www.e4fc.org.

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