Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation 2017 Calendar
February 23 and 26 – AIISF is co-presenter of Shanghai Angel, a one-woman musical by Heather Klein about her grandmother’s experience fleeing Nazi-occupied Austria, life in China, and immigration to the U.S. through Angel Island.
April 6 – Annual Immigrant Heritage Awards at AIISF’s annual gala, Immigrant Dreams, Hero Voices, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel from 6 to 9 p.m. Honorees will be the India Cultural Center, Norman Mineta, I.M. Pei (in absentia), Jerry Yang, and Dr. Herbert Yee. Details to follow soon.
May 7 - In conjunction with San Francisco State University Asian American Studies: Immigrant Voices at the San Francisco Main Library as part of Asian American Heritage Month. Students at SF State Asian American Studies’ Children’s Literature class are preparing line drawings and summary biographies of people profiled in AIISF’s Immigrant Voices so second graders can learn their stories and color on the drawings. The library will be displaying these mini-biographies.
July 15 - In conjunction with the Asian Art Museum. Premiere of Across Generations stories, prepared by youth at Donaldina Cameron House, Japanese Community Youth Council, and J-SEI. Details to follow.
September: Lenora Lee Dance will premiere The Eye of Compassion, a dance performance in the barracks at the Angel Island Immigration Station. Details to follow.
October 7 - Nikkei Pilgrimage to Angel Island, presented by the Nichi Bei Times in conjunction with AIISF and the National Japanese American Historical Society.
Date to be arranged: Celebration of the Immigrant Heritage Benches at the Immigration Station and possible open house of the under construction Angel Island State Park Pacific Coast Immigration Center.