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|Laborfest:The Trial of Harry Bridges & Chinese Immigration at Angel Island|
|Date||Sunday July 01|
|Time||11:30 AM - 2:30 PM|
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Angel Island Immigration Post - North East side of the island
Meet in front yard of the Immigration Post building.
(Presentation at Mess Hall)
Shuttle is available from ferry to the immigration post. The fare is $5.00 for both ways.
You can also walk, and it may takes 30 min. or more, so please wear comfortable shoes.
Ferry from San Francisco by Blue & Gold $17.00 (round trip)
Tiburon Ferry $13.50 (round trip)
Departure Schedule to Angel Island
From Pier 41 - 9:45 AM
From Tiburon - 10:00 AM
Departure Schedule from Angel Island
To San Francisco - 4:10 PM
To Tiburon - 3:30 PM
Info on Angel Island - call: 415-328-4403
Talks by Harvey Schwartz and Mike Daly, spoken word by Nellie Wong.
Harry Bridges, the Australian-born ILWU leader, was hounded by government investigations and trials from 1934 to 1955. In 1939, the U.S. government conducted a hearing on Angel Island to see if it could deport him. ILWU historian Harvey Schwartz will explore and deliver the truth about these events. Angel Island was also the primary immigration station on the West Coast. Mike Daly, Ironworker and Nellie Wong, UPTE-CWA member will tell stories from the experiences of the people who passed through or were interned on Angel Island, including the stories from famous California historian Iris Chang. Nellie will also deliver her well known poem Where Is My Country.