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Angel Island Immigration Station Wall Dedication event

BERKELEY PEACE CORPS CLUB

Saturday, July 23, 2011 from 9:15 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

Angel Island Immigration Station Wall Dedication event

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Volunteer @ Angel Island Immigration Station Wall Dedication event

Event website: http://aiisf.org

Tasks: event setup, last-minute housekeeping duties (sweeping, etc), directional help, monitoring of main stairs/pathways, event tear-down, assistance with performers

Saturday 7/23/11 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PT)

Location: Volunteers will need to take the 9:15am ferry from San Francisco to Angel Island, Pier 41 Blue and Gold Fleet. Shift starts at 10am to 3pm with one hour lunch from noon to 1pm. Please bring your own lunch. Ferry tickets will be provided by AIISF on the volunteer date.

MUNI line F & 8X go nearby Fisherman's Wharf.

Perk: Free boat ride round-trip to Angel Island, event festival and museum tour

Wall Dedication Ceremony at Angel Island State Park

For generations to come, this wall will serve as a reminder of the perseverance of our immigrant ancestors and the contributions they made to building a better America. Please download this flyer to share with friends and family.


Here are some key points to help you plan your trip to the dedication ceremony.

WHAT: Dedication the Immigrant Heritage Wall at Angel Island Immigration Station

WHERE: Angel Island State Park

WHEN: Saturday, July 23,2011. Main Program: 11.am. to 12:00 p.m. Cultural performances and free self-guided tours of the Immigration Museum will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WHO: Key speakers on the program include the following:

Rep. Lynn Woolsey, Assembly member Paul Fong, California State Parks Director Ruth Coleman, and Buck Gee, President of the AIISF Board of Directors

Cultural performers include the following: Charlie Chin, singer and story teller; Francis Wong, musician and composer; Sinag-tala, a Filipino folk dance group; Tai Chi/Qi Gong demonstration; Art exhibit showcasing artworks from Cynthia Tom and Flo Oy Wong and more.

The Interfaith Coalition on Immigrant Rights will present two discussion workshops linking Angel Island's history with contemporary immigration issues.

The seating will be festival style on grass, so please bring portable chairs and blankets. Please pick up your trash.

WHY: The Immigrant Heritage Wall was created through the donations of over 600 individuals, and over 350 immigrants are honored on the plaques. Many of the Chinese and Asian immigrants were among thousands detained at the Angel Island Immigration Station between 1910 and 1940 during the era of racially discriminatory immigration laws.

 

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When & Where


Blue and Gold Fleet
Pier 41 at Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco, CA

Saturday, July 23, 2011 from 9:15 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)


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BERKELEY PEACE CORPS CLUB

MISSION STATEMENT - Established 2008

To create a sustainable self-reliant community, we train the next generation to prepare for the challenging academic environment and community leadership. Easy access to affordable education for all is our priority. Neighborhood revitalization, environmental sustainability, food for hunger program, charity fundraiser, cultural/festival/sports/educational events and civic engagement are key components of our volunteerism. We promote multicultural activities/events and foster cultural learning/understanding among diverse ethnic groups and racial backgrounds. In addition, we prepare an environment for the public to have a chance to network, build a connection in the community, be informed of international affairs, and learn foreign cultures/languages.

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Contact: ken@cal.berkeley.edu | Learn more: http://berkeleypeacecorps.eventbrite.com

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