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Immigration and Labor – Angel Island Events

When:
Sunday, July 14, 2024, 12:00 PM until 3:30 PM
Where:
The meeting location on the Angel Island: The new museum at the old hospital at immigration Station.
CA  
Additional Info:
Category:
Labor History
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Angel Island Immigration Station has an important history in California of immigration and labor. Many immigrants from around the world were held at the station and screened with many discriminatory rules particularly against Chinese and Asians. It also was the location of the deportation trial of ILWU leader Harry Bridges. This history will be part of this LaborFest event.

12:00 Noon: The Harry Bridges Trials; A Talk By Harvey Schwartz, ILWU historian, about the 1939 Bridges deportation hearing on Angel Island. ILWU International historian Harvey Schwarz will present on the history of the 1939 Harry Bridges deportation trial at Angel Island. He will discuss the ramification of that trial and what was driving it.

1:00 PM: Labor & California As A Slave State; by Jean Pfealzer, Professor Emeritus: Jean Pfealzer, author of California: A Slave State and Driven Out The Forgotten War against Chinese Americans will discuss the history of slavery in California including the role of Angel Island in the importation of Chinese women and other workers who were forced into slave labor. She will also talk about the Chinese railroad workers which lead the first strike in California.

2:00 PM: History of discrimination against Chinese and the growing xenophobia; SFSU Professor Russell Jeung, SFSU Asian American Studies and is co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate will speak about the history of discrimination against Chinese and the growing xenophobia and attacks on Asians in the United States.

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