In Search of Roots
and Angel Island Field Trip
Attended by CCC members, families and friends,
the interns of the 1996 In Search of Roots
culminated their year long genealogy research
program in a presentation in the auditorium of
the CCC. The interns created an exhibition about
their research and findings which was shown in
the community gallery during Chinese New Year and
remained on view through March 30. Many were the
praises and encouraging comments from the general
public who saw this exhibit. Our thanks go to Pam
Tse (Roots '93) and Robert Tse (Roots '96) for
volunteering to help us with designing the
The 1997 group of "Roots" interns
have been selected. They will be involved in the
year long program in search of their heritage and
family history, and going back to their ancestral
villages in China this summer. The new interns
- Julia Fong, Intern Teacher, The Hamlin School
Alvina Lee, Sophomore, Stanford University
Evan Leong, Senior, Lowell High School
Audrey Low, Freshman, University of California, Berkeley
Karl Ma, Senior, San Francisco State University
Ramford Ng, Junior, University of California, Berkeley
Rita Ng, Freshman, Stanford University
Michael Ong, Graduate Student, University of California, Berkeley
Allan Yu, City College of San Francisco
The lecture series are open to the public.
They are free of charge to members of the Chinese
Culture Center and Chinese
Historical Society of America; $50 for non
members to attend. Please call Manni Liu at the
Center (415) 986-1822 if you would like to
participate in the lecture series.
In addition, on Saturday, May 10, 1997,
the interns, their friends and relatives will
visit Angel Island and its Immigration Station.
On that day, Judy Yung and Him Mark Lai, both
renowned scholars in Chinese American history,
will give us a background history of the station
which served as a detention center for many
Chinese immigrants, and we will be provided with
a docent guided tour of the Immigration Station
Museum. We invite all CCC members to partake in
this meaningful field trip.
- When: Saturday, May 10, 1997
Where: Gather at Pier 43 ½ (Angel Island Ferry)
Time: Gather at 9:30 a.m.
Cost: $10 per person, includes Ferry ticket
Pack your own lunch and wear comfortable
shoes. For those who prefer not to walk, there is
a tram service at Angel Island for a fee. If you
would like to participate, please call the Center
at (415) 986 1822 before April 25, 1997, to
reserve your space.
The applications for the 1997 ROOTS program
have been sent out to
CCC members. If you need additional application
brochures, please call or write to the Center.
You can also get information and print a copy of
application from this web site.