If you haven’t yet made plans for Sunday, November 3 and you have an interest in researching immigrants who came through Angel Island, sign up for a free webinar sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society and hosted by Roy Chan.
Roy Chan is a civic innovator who uses digital storytelling to affirm cultural heritage, family history, and promote community engagement. On behalf of the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, Roy developed an interactive web repository for its Immigrant Voices storytelling project. Currently, he is building community/university partnerships and interviewing dozens of former Angel Island detainees and other pacific coast immigrants for the project. He is also the director of the Oakland Chinatown Oral History Project in which he has created a number of interactive environments for local residents to both share and read neighborhood stories in a growing digital archive. In 2010 when he was Co-Director of the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Roy worked with other family researchers to host the first ever Chinese American Family History Conference in the area.
Sounds fun! I’m signing up.