Beneath The Surface
Oct
6
to Oct 14

Beneath The Surface

  • YMCA - Chinatown Branch (map)
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Multimedia Experience

AIISF is proud to sponsor Lenora Lee Dance’s world premiere of “Beneath The Surface”, an underwater, multimedia experience. It is a meditation on forgiveness, reconciliation, and redemption, speaking to the power of individuals to transcend.

Three of Lenora Lee's grandparents were detained and processed at the Angel Island Immigration Station. Lenora is deeply grateful to have learned about their journeys and history, in knowing it is part of the rich history of the Chinese and their contributions in this country. Lenora's pivotal immersive performance piece "Within These Walls" (2017) made its debut at the Immigration Station in September 2017. She is planning for its re-staging, along with a sequel, for May 2019.

Go here for ticket information. There will be six performances of this piece.

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Wild Geese Sorrow
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Wild Geese Sorrow

  • San Francisco Public Library - Sunset Branch (map)
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Book Talk & Reading

Jeffrey Thomas Leong has written the first new translation of the Angel Island wall inscriptions in 40 years. His work takes readers through the deep anger, sorrow, and loneliness felt by Chinese immigrants detained at the Angel Island Immigration Station between 1910-1940.

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Wild Geese Sorrow
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

Wild Geese Sorrow

  • San Francisco Public Library - Main Branch (map)
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Book Talk & Reading

Jeffrey Thomas Leong has written the first new translation of the Angel Island wall inscriptions in 40 years. His work takes readers through the deep anger, sorrow, and loneliness felt by Chinese immigrants detained at the Angel Island Immigration Station between 1910-1940.

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Immigration Station Tour with APIAHiP
Nov
10
9:45 AM09:45

Immigration Station Tour with APIAHiP

This year the Asian & Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation (APIAHiP) annual forum is in San Francisco. The theme is “Connect. Inspire. Preserve.” As a part of the experience, APIAHiP is offering a tour of Angel Island Immigration Station, focused on the preservation work that was done to restore the structures on site.

For more information and to buy tickets, go to APIAHiP’s website.

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Tour & Field Study
Nov
13
8:30 AM08:30

Tour & Field Study

The National Trust for Historic Preservation will host its annual conference, Past Forward, in San Francisco in 2018. As a part of the conference, AIISF is co-leading in a full-day tour and field study of San Francisco's Chinatown and Angel Island Immigration Station, including dim sum lunch at the Chinese Historical Society of America. More details here.

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Survival and Loss: A Joint Discussion of Los Angeles and San Francisco Chinatowns
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Survival and Loss: A Joint Discussion of Los Angeles and San Francisco Chinatowns

California Historical Society is hosting this panel discussion, inspired by historic photographs of Los Angeles and San Francisco Chinatowns. These images envision, describe, and share a particular idea of what Los Angeles and San Francisco Chinatowns were. The panelists will address questions such as: How did these neighborhoods arise? What challenges have they faced and how have they survived? Moderated by U. C. Berkeley Professor Harvey Dong and featuring former AIISF Executive Director Eddie Wong as a panelist.

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Wild Geese Sorrow
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Wild Geese Sorrow

  • San Francisco Public Library - Richmond Branch (map)
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Book Talk & Reading

Jeffrey Thomas Leong has written the first new translation of the Angel Island wall inscriptions in 40 years. His work takes readers through the deep anger, sorrow, and loneliness felt by Chinese immigrants detained at the Angel Island Immigration Station between 1910-1940.

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