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Angel Island Pilgrimage

June 27, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Participants may attend the forums without participating in the pilgrimage to Angel Island or the Island trip without attending the forums. Please join in as you are able.

Sunday, June 16
11-noon Forum: What does the Bible have to say about Immigrants?
Leader: Rev. Linda Lane-Bortell

Thursday, June 27
Pilgrimage to U.S. Immigration Station on Angel Island
Guide: Marshall Grimes
Cost $30 (parking, ferry, tram ride and museum payable to Marshall Grimes check or cash)
Bring a Snack or Lunch
Sign up by calling or emailing the church office and please indicate if you are able to drive.

8:30 a.m. Carpool from CPC to Tiburon Ferry
9:45 Meet at Ferry Dock
10:00 Board Ferry, on Island we will shuttle over to the station
11-12 Sack Snack/Lunch in Immigration Station Classroom
12:15 Detention Station Tour
3:20 pm. Ferry back to Tiburon (There might be a possibility to chat a 2:20 p.m. Ferry – TBA)

From 1910 to 1940, nearly one million immigrants from more than 80 countries were allowed entry thru San Francisco. Of these, nearly 500,000 were detained at the Angel Island Immigration Station. Once steamships from Asia docked in the city, the first-class passengers, deemed healthy and self-sufficient, faced only onboard inspections and were welcomed into San Francisco, while those traveling in “steerage” were brought to the Angel Island Immigration Station for questioning.

This questioning process was a result of the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, passed to control the flow of Chinese immigrants, and required detention for complex questioning that took anywhere from a few weeks up to many months. Many detainees expressed their anxiety and despair by writing and carving on the wooden barracks walls. Most of the Chinese immigrants able to appeal a “No” decision, were finally admitted after many months.

Sunday, June 30
11-noon Forum: How does our pilgrimage to the U.S. Immigration Station inform or challenge our biblical viewpoint on immigration?
Leader: Rev. Linda Lane-Bortell


June 27, 2019
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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