Past Event

Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America

Tue, Sep 7 2010 - 6:00pm

Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America

Erika Lee, Associate Professor of History and Asian American Studies, University of Minnesota; Co-author, Angel Island
Judy Yung, Professor Emerita of American Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz; Co-author, Angel Island

Based on extensive new research, Lee and Yung examine the diversity of immigration through Angel Island: Chinese "paper sons," Japanese picture brides, Korean refugee students, South Asian political activists, Russian and Jewish refugees, Mexican families, Filipino workers, and immigrants from more than 70 other countries. Unlike Ellis Island, Angel Island was also designed to detain and exclude immigrants from Asia. Lee and Yung will discuss their findings and the complicated history of immigration to America.

MLF: Asia-Pacific Affairs
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
$8 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Buy the book: Purchase Erika Lee & Judy Yung's Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America from The Commonwealth Club's online bookstore. If you order the book fewer than 5 days before the event, it will be available for pickup at the Commonwealth Club on the day of the event. If you purchase it more than 5 days before the event, the book will be sent to your address.
Program Organizer: Cynthia Miyashita
Also know: Photo by Flickr user jpeepz