Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation 2017 Calendar


July 15, 2 p.m. For the second year, AIISF presents the Across Generations video project (formerly "3 People Project"). This presentation is a culmination of a four month-long weekend program during which youth at Donaldina Cameron House, the Japanese Community Youth Council, and J-Sei learned, interviewed and created videos about the immigration stories of seniors in their communities. Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco.


September 9, 10, 16, 17 - Lenora Lee Dance presents "Within These Walls," an immersive dance performance at the Angel Island Immigration Station. Details to follow.


October 7 - Fourth Nikkei Pilgrimage to Angel Island, co-sponsored by the Nichi Bei Foundation and National Japanese American Historical Society. Details to follow.


November 16-19 - AIISF presents at the annual conference of the National Council for Social Studies annual conference in San Francisco. 



Past events

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.


May 16, 6:30 p.m. AIISF community resources director Grant Din to speak about Angel Island history and will present a pop-up exhibit from Immigrant Voices at the Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame.


May 17, 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. AIISF President Katherine Toy and Stanford Law School Professor Lucas Guttentag present a panel discussion on Chinese Exclusion. Hosted by the Asian Pacific Islander Law Students Association at Stanford. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information, advance RSVP required.


May 25, 7 p.m. Enjoy the "Finding Cleveland Experience." AIISF is a community partner for this event featuring national recording artists Baldwin Chiu ("Only Won") and Larissa Lam. Their film, "Finding Cleveland," is about Baldwin's search for his family's roots in Mississippi. His ancestors immigrated through Angel Island and settled in Cleveland, MS. For more information and tickets, visit their Facebook page. Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 Ninth Street, Oakland. 


June 24 - Dedication of Immigrant Heritage Benches on Angel Island and "Sneak Preview Tour" of the historic hospital building that is being restored. The hospital building is due to open in 2018 as the new Pacific Coast Immigration Center. Details to follow.