Words That Made America 3 and the Alameda County Office of Education
Meet the Scholars
A SERIES OF CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN U.S. HISTORY TEACHERS AND EMINENT HISTORIANS
“Remembering 1882 and Angel Island”
In 1882, at the height of the anti-Chinese movement, Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act –the first immigration law in U.S. history to exclude immigrants on the basis of race and national origin. It signaled a major transformation in American immigration policy and would have repercussions on immigration from Asia and Southeastern Europe. Dr. Yung’s slide talk will focus on why the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed, how it was enforced on Angel Island, and with what consequences on the lives of Chinese immigrants and on America itself.
Judy Yung, Professor Emerita of American Studies at UC Santa Cruz, is the daughter of Chinese immigrants detained on Angel Island. She headed branch libraries in SF and Oakland and worked as a journalist for East West newspaper before teaching Asian American history, women’s studies, oral history, and mixed race at UCSC. The most recent of her many publications is Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America. Dr. Yung has won book awards from the Before Columbus Foundation, the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS), and the Western History Association, as well as the AAAS Lifetime Achievement Award and UC Santa Cruz’s Excellence through Diversity Award and Excellence in Teaching Award.
Friday, January 25th
6:00 – 7:30 PM
OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA
1000 Oak Street, Oakland
Refreshments will be served
Sign up on the attached form for individual sessions or for the whole series.
TAKE PART IN THE PRE-SESSION BOOK CLUB (JANUARY 8) FOR ADDITIONAL BENEFITS!
REGISTRATION FOR THE BOOK CLUB IS LIMITED TO 30 PARTICIPANTS, SO REGISTER NOW!
Priority goes to teachers in partnering districts (Hayward, San Leandro and San Lorenzo),
but all teachers in Alameda County may apply.
BOOK CLUB REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JANUARY 4!!
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Avi Black, ACOE History-Social Science Coordinator
PH: 510-670-4239 FAX: 510-670-3239 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org