Korean Immigrant History in San Francisco

As we observe the centennial of the March 1, 1919 Movement (aka “Mansei Movement” or “Sam Il Undong” in Korean) this year, it is a timely opportunity to study the critical role that San Francisco played in the early Korean immigrant community and its independence movement in the mainland U.S.

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Russell Nauman
Fun Day for Families at the Immigration Station

The Immigration Station recently came alive with interactive activities and some very special entertainment for families who participated in AIISF’s Family Day.  This multi-generational gathering included guests who are descents of Angel Island detainees, who shared the unique ways in which they are honoring their immigration heritage. Soprano Heather Klein, genealogist Grant Din, and choreographer Lenora Lee led very special activities at the event.

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NewsAndrea Forker
AIISF Receives Leadership Award

Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation was proud to be honored at the Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) 2018 Gala. Our Board Members accepted the Gordon N. Chan Leadership Award on behalf of the organization.

In his remarks at the event, Board President Buck Gee said, “The mission of the Foundation is simple – to remind this nation that the unifying thread in our immigration past, both legal and illegal, is that decent, hard-working men and women – the wealthy and poor, the educated and less educated, the skilled and unskilled, Christian and non-Christian, white and non-white – come to this country to seek a better life for themselves and their children.  And the lesson here is that this is the greatness of America.”

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NewsAndrea Forker