BYC will host an outreach dinner with Pegasus Project on Saturday November 8, 2014 and will offer affordable buffet style dinner (pay at the door) starting at 7pm. This is a great opportunity to learn about BYC’s partnership with Pegasus to provide youth and community service. Please bring family and friends! Pegasus will be available for tour at BYC guest dock as of 3.30 pm.
Berkeley Vice Mayor Linda Maio (who represents the marina district) will attend and will make awards to Pegasus donors, crew and volunteers at 7.45.
UC Santa Cruz professor Judy Yung, will speak from 8-8.30 on the history of Angel Island Immigration Station. Learn about the Angel Island Immigration Station that many sailors sail past without knowing it was the Ellis Island of the West;
*** Judy Yung: author of Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America (winner of the Caughey Western History Association Prize). In this landmark book, historians Erika Lee and Judy Yung (both descendants of immigrants detained on the island) provide the first comprehensive history of the Angel Island Immigration Station. Drawing on extensive new research, including immigration records, oral histories, and inscriptions on the barrack walls, the authors produce a sweeping yet intensely personal history of Chinese "paper sons," Japanese picture brides, Korean students, South Asian political activists, Russian and Jewish refugees, Mexican families, Filipino repatriates, and many others from around the world. Their experiences on Angel Island reveal how America's discriminatory immigration policies changed the lives of immigrants and transformed the nation. A place of heartrending history and breathtaking beauty, the Angel Island Immigration Station is a National Historic Landmark, and like Ellis Island, it is recognized as one of the most important sites where America's immigration history was made. This fascinating history is ultimately about America itself and its complicated relationship to immigration, a story that continues today.