Mark your calendar for AIISF's second annual Immigrant Heritage Awards on Saturday, October 1 at the Intercontinental San Francisco Hotel.
Confirmed honorees this year will be California Supreme Court Justice Joyce Kennard, who is an immigrant from Indonesia and Holland; small business owners and philanthropists May and Sinclair Louie; Andrew Ly, who has built Sugar Bowl Bakery into an award winning small business employing over 300 people; and Jewish Family and Children's Services, which has been helping Jewish immigrants to the Bay Area for over 150 years.
AIISF's famous live auction will once again feature a behind the scenes tour at Hearst Castle, vacations and other great prizes, and we will also have a fabulous raffle again this year.
Our friends and colleagues at the National Trust for Historic Preservation have alerted us to the designation of China Alley in Hanford, California on the list of endangered sites. As you know there are very few rural Chinatowns left in the U.S. Located in the central valley of California, China Alley currently has a restored Taoist Temple, which is the locus on community celebrations such as the Moon Festival. Restoring other buildings in China Alley will help our nation remember the valuable contributions of Chinese laborers who built this community and made lasting contributions to the area.
Here is the full transcript of the NTHP's press release on all the endangered sites.
In May, over 200 students, parents and teachers had the opportunity to enjoy a ferry ride and tour of the U.S. Immigration Station at Angel Island State Park. Through a grant to AIISF from AT&T, students from 4th grade classes at Hillcrest Elementary School in the Bayview district and Spring Valley Science School in Chinatown/North Beach were able to learn about an important chapter in U.S. history and enjoy the wonders of Angel Island.
Thank you for all the donations that made the Immigrant Heritage Wall a reality. 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.
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