Pilgrimage to Angel Island

Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 9 am – 5 pm

“Pilgrimage is about reconnection with each other, with our ancestors, with mystery and the depth of life. We remember in order to heal, to recover collective memory, to decolonize ourselves, to restore our deeper souls.” (Dr. Joanne Doi, MM.)

Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity invites you to a spiritual and educational pilgrimage to Angel Island, a national landmark that bears witness to the experiences of immigrant detainees. The Immigration Station on Angel Island (1910-1940) served to control mostly Chinese migration into the United States through a brutal and dehumanizing processes. On this interfaith pilgrimage, together we will explore:

  • The institutionalized othering and  incarceration of people of color both in prison and detention systems, past and present
  • Discern the role of faith responses to the immigrant struggle
  • Honor the resilience of immigrant communities who assert their humanity and dignity


Starting Location: Ferries leave from Tiburon or Pier 41, San Francisco between 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Check back in mid-August for an update about exact departure times.

Registration Fee covers a round-trip ferry ride, programming and tour.

General: $35

Children 12 & under: $28

Deadline to Register: September 1, 2018

Program details coming shortly

Convened by: Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity,                  

Asian Prisoner Support Committee, &

Buena Vista United Methodist Church