AIISF in the News
The Berkeley Rep Theatre's weekly podcast featured three descendants of immigrants who were detained at Angel Island Immigration Station. Felicia Lowe, Judy Yung and Katherine Toy reflect on reclaiming the buried history of Chinese Exclusion. This podcast was done to explore themes in the concurrently running play, "Angels in America." You can listen to the free podcast here.
Professor Erika Lee, co-author of the seminal book on Angel Island Immigration Station, spoke to the NY Times about our nation's immigration history, in light of the "Zero Tolerance" family separation policy.
On Saturday, June 16, 2018, the Russian Museum of Culture in San Francisco held an event commemorating the arrival of the US Army Transport Merritt at Angel Island on July 1, 1923, carrying 526 Russian refugees who had fled from Vladivostok as the Bolsheviks closed in. Historian Maria Sakovich and Eugenia Baily, whose parents Paul and Mary Nikonenko were married on their journey on the Merritt, were both speakers at the event. Read more stories from our Immigrant Voices archives about the Russian refugees who arrived at Angel Island during that tumultuous summer of 1923.