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.
See also http://www.ilwu19.com/history/biography.htm http://www.angel-island.com/history.html http://www.apiculturalcenter.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=78:nellie-wong&catid=47:authors&Itemid=58 http://www.laborfest.net/2012/2012schedule.htm