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Discussion on History of Angel Island with Grant Din '79
   
Come learn about the fascinating history of immigrants from over 80 countries who passed through the U.S. Immigration Station (a National Historic Landmark) on the island from 1910 to 1940.

Angel Island in San Francisco Bay is a jewel of historic and natural importance. Come learn about the fascinating history of immigrants from over 80 countries who passed through the U.S. Immigration Station (a National Historic Landmark) on the island from 1910 to 1940 from Grant Din '79 of the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation.  

Perhaps best known for the Chinese poetry on its walls, the immigration station has been preserved and renovated so visitors can experience what it was like for close to a million immigrants – Chinese, Japanese, Russians, Jews escaping the Holocaust, Koreans, South Asians, Filipinos, Mexicans, and many others – who were processed by the station. Restrictive laws including the Chinese Exclusion Act, the only U.S. legislation to exclude a specific nationality or ethnic group, made it difficult for many of the immigrants to come to America, and the Angel Island story is important to place current immigration discussions in perspective.

Date: Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
Time: 6:00-7:30 pm, possible dinner afterward (we’ll contact RSVPers to determine interest).
Location: Gibson Dunn, 555 Mission Street, Suite 3000, San Francisco.
Admission free, but RSVP using the form on the right so our hosts can prepare the meeting room.

Questions? Please email Grant Din at gdin@aiisf.org.  Visit www.aiisf.org for more information on Angel Island.

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