Pilgrimage to Angel Island 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 9 am – 5:30  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: Arrive at the ferry terminal 30 minutes before the departure time so that you can pick up your tickets.

Ferries leaves from Tiburon and San Francisco to Angel Island at the following departure times:

Tiburon – 10:00 AM

Pier 41, San Francisco – 9:45 AM

For those practicing shabbat or for others who may need to leave at a later time, see program details for late arrival ferry options.

Return from Angel Island: At the end of the day, participants will return from Angel Island to Tiburon or Pier 41 between 5-5:30 PM.

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

Adults & Teens: $35

Children 12 & under: $28

Small Children (3-5 years old): $5

Toddlers (2 & under): Free

Deadline to Register: September 1, 2018

Food: Bring your own lunch, water, and snacks

Accessibility: Unfortunately at this time, the tour at the Angel Island immigration station is not wheelchair accessible. The rest of the program is wheelchair accessible. For any questions on accessibility contact Sarah at

Click Here for Program Details & Logistics


Convened by: Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity,

Asian Prisoner Support Committee, &

Buena Vista United Methodist Church

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