Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation

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Videos

-Reopening of US Immigration Station, Angel Island Speeches

-Reopening of US Immigration Station, Angel Island

-Angel Island: Voices of Old and New poetry reading

-Highlights of the 100th anniversary program at Herbst Theater, January 21, 2010

-Poetry in Motion, May 8, 2010

-Reflections and Renewal: A Tribute to Angel Island Immigrants, July 31, 2010

-Virtual Tour of Angel Island Immigration Station

-Angel Island Interrogation Drama and Panel Discussion - April 30, 2011

-Immigrant Heritage Wall Dedication Ceremony, July 23, 2011

-January 21, 2012 - Voices in the Wooden House

-June 30, 2012 - Angel Island Book Release

-September 8, 2012 Dedication of the Immigrant Heritage Wall, Phase II. Video by Manny Velazquez


Reopening of US Immigration Station, Angel Island Speeches

We are proud to present these video segments of the Grand Reopening Ceremony speakers: Consul General Gao Zhengshen, Golden Gate National National Recreation Area Superintendent Brian O'Neill, American President's Line Advisor Ming Hsu, Ellis Island Superintendent Cynthia Garrett, District Director for Senator Dianne Feinstein, Russell Lowe, Angel Island State Park Superintendent David Matthews.

Angel Island Reopening Day - AIISF President Kathy Lim Ko
Angel Island Reopening Day - Ellis Island Superintendent Cynthia Garrett
Angel Island Reopening Day - Consul General Gao Zhengshen
Angel Island Reopening Day - Angel Island State Park Superintendent David Matthews
Angel Island Reopening Day - American President's Line Advisor Ming Hsu
Angel Island Reopening Day - Golden Gate National National Recreation Area Superintendent Brian O'Neill
Angel island Reopening Day - District Director for Senator Dianne Feinstein, Russell Lowe

Reopening of US Immigration Station, Angel Island

We are proud to present a short video by filmmaker Jordan Fong recapping the highlights of the Grand Reopening of the Immigration Station on February 15, 2009.  Once again, we thank all of you for coming out in such rough weather and we thank all the speakers, performers, and volunteers who made it such a s special day.  The video is about 15 minutes long so we broke it into Part I and Part II.

Angel Island Reopening Day - Part I
Angel Island Reopening Day - Part II

Angel Island: Voices of Old and New poetry reading

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage month, the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation and the Angel Island State Park held a poetry reading at the historic U.S. Immigration Station, Angel Island on Sunday, May 17, 2009. Poems were read by Danita Rodriguez, Maria Sakovich, Greg Marutani, William Poy Lee, Charles Egan and Dr. Tom Peters.

Angel Island: Voices of Old and New - Part 1 (Eddie Wong Introduction)
Angel Island: Voices of Old and New - Part 2 (Supervisors)
Angel Island: Voices of Old and New - Part 3: Community Scholars
Angel Island: Voices of Old and New - Part 4 (Kearny Street Workshop)
Angel Island: Voices of Old and New - Part 5 (Genny Lim)
Angel Island: Voices of Old and New - Part 5 (Genny Lim - Part 2)

Highlights of the 100th anniversary program at Herbst Theater January 21, 2010

Welcome by Buck Gee, President of the AIISF Board of Directors
Reading of President Barack Obama’s Statement on the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Immigration Station, Angel Island by Larry Crider, Acting District Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
Reading of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Resolution on “Angel Island Immigration Station Day” by Supervisor Eric Mar
California State Parks Remarks by Ruth Coleman, Director of the California State Parks
Reading of Chinese, Japanese and Russian poems by San Francisco Poet Laureates Diane Di Prima, Janice Mirikitani, and Nellie Wong
San Francisco Poet Laureates Part 1
San Francisco Poet Laureates Part 2
Closing Remarks by Buck Gee, President of the AIISF Board of Directors


Poetry In Motion, May 8, 2010

Part 1 - Welcome and Remarks (Felicia Lowe & Roy McNamee)
Part 2 - Performance from Kiku (Elaine Fong & Bruce Mui Ghent)
Part 3 - Daryl Chinn Poetry Reading
Part 4 - San Rafael High School Students Poetry Reading
Part 5 - Albert DeSilver Poetry Reading
Part 6 - Nellie Wong Poetry Reading
Part 7 - Maxine Hong Kingston Remarks and Reading (Part 1)
Part 8 - Maxine Hong Kingston Remarks and Reading (Part 2)
Part 9 - Performance from the San Francisco Girls Chorus (Part 1)
Part 10 - Performance from the San Francisco Girls Chorus (Part 2)
Part 11 – Closing Remarks (Eddie Wong)


Reflections/Renewal: A Tribute to Angel Island Immigrants, July 31, 2010

SUMMARY
Highlights

INTRODUCTION
Part 1 - Welcome Speech - Welcome by the MC Katherine Toy, AIISF Board member
Part 2 - Coastal Miwok blessing - “Wee’a”, a blessing by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria language group
Part 3 - Danita Rodriguez, Superintendent of the Marin parks district
Part 4 - Reverend Harry Chuck of Cameron House
Part 5 - Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero
Part 6 - California Assembly member Mike Eng
Part 7 - Charles McGlashan (reads excerpts of Marin County  Board resolution)
Part 8 - Michael Kay
Part 9 - Eugenia Bailey
Part 10 - Buck Gee, President of Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation
Part 11 - Masayuki Koga performs “Distant Cry of Deer,” a traditional shakuhachi piece.
Part 12 - Conclusion - Closing by MC Katherine Toy

INTERROGATION DRAMA
Interrogation Reenactment – Part 1
Interrogation Reenactment – Part 2
Interrogation Reenactment – Part 3
Interrogation Reenactment – Part 4
Interrogation Reenactment – Part 5

EVENTS
Part 1 - Lenora Lee, Performance of an excerpt from Passages
Part 2 - The Grace Quan, Chinese Shrimp Junk
Part 3 - Songs of a Chinese Family’s Journey to America performed by Kathy Gong-Greene with William Greene and Jenny Yin.
Part 4 - Reading of Paper Son by author Frances Lee Hall

Filmed & Edited by Jeffrey Gee Chin
Supplementary Footage by Gary Lee


Immigrant Heritage Wall Dedication Ceremony, July 23, 2011
Thousands attend AIISF's Immigrant Heritage Wall dedication Ceremony on July 23rd.
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The National Archives at San Francisco, Breakthrough and the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation Present: AN ANGEL ISLAND INTERROGATION DRAMA and ANGEL ISLAND AND ITS RELEVANCE TO CURRENT IMMIGRATION ISSUES.

Two short, true-life stories: Jung Joong and the "Amazing Memory Maze" (1911) and Leung Shee and the "Shadow of Suspicion" (1913). Witness dramatic readings of excerpts from actual interrogation transcripts and other historical US Immigration Service documents about Chinese immigrants investigated at Angel Island Immigration Station during the Chinese era.

Discussion on Angel Island and Its Relevance to Current Immigration Issues. Panelists: Bill Ong Hing, Judy Yung, and UC Berkeley students Catherine and Jirayut.



January 21, 2012 - Voices in the Wooden House

June 30, 2012 - Angel Island Book launch
Speakers Judy Yung, Erika Lee, Ted Schulze, Janice Muto, Jeffrey Gee Chin, Gail Whang, Nora Steiner, and Charles Egan
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