Santa Cruz Chinatown Tour

When is it?
Tues, May 8th
Thurs, May 17th
(same tour, two dates)

Where to meet?
1PM. Behind Mobo Sushi on Front Street (which is between Trader Joe’s and Riverfront Cinema downtown). At this time, transportation will not be provided.

What? SC Chinatown?
The chinatown of Santa Cruz is no more. It was once where Downtown Santa Cruz is today. It was first developed in the mid-1860s, but after many years of struggles, a disasterous flood in 1955 persuaded the small population of remaining residents to disperse. The tour will be lead by George Ow, one of the last remaining survivors of Santa Cruz Chinatown. He will take you where buildings once were and share his life experiences.

How much?
This event is free!

Angel Island Tour [Postponed]

After some deliberation, the Angel Island Tour will be postponed. The “Immigration Station” is being remodeled until January 2008. Access to the park and perimeter of the buildings is still availible, but access inside the buildings themselves will not. We feel that only being able to walk inside the buildings and seeing sights like the wall carvings by immigrants would allow for the FULLEST experience possible at Angel Island. We will hopefully revive this event next year.

On the brighter side, our film night that was going to accompany this event is still on schedule. We are hoping to show the film “Carved in Silence” which is a documentary about Angel Island that features scenes recreated in the barracks and interviews with detainees.

Check back for more information soon!

Angel Island Tour

During the upcoming weekends, a small scaled trip to Angel Island State Park may happen. Angel Island, deemed as the “Ellis Island of the West”, is the largest island located in the San Francisco Bay once used as an “Immigration Station” for Asian immigrants during the early 1900s. Due to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, the Chinese populations were affected the most.

The tour will consist of a walk and talk to see the immigration station with a park ranger. Since parts of the island are underconstruction, the tour may be more limited than a typical trip. Transportation to the island and the tour cost are estimated to be around $20-25. We will either head back to SC after the trip or we may possibly find a place to hang out afterwards.

If you are simply interested and/or if you are open to driving (with gas accomodations), please contact us ( Email us your name and if you can drive, how many people you can transport by April 30th. This trip will be limited to 20-30 people.

More details are to come soon!

For more information about Angel Island State Park, please visit their site.

CSA General Meeting!!!

Chinese Student Association General Meeting

Date: Monday, April 16, 2007
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: UCSC Cervantes and Velasquez Conference Room
(formally known as Conference Room D) on the 3rd floor of
the Baytree building

Come give us your input/ideas, learn about the organization, get a sneak peek at upcoming events we have planned for Spring quarter, mingle with new friends, and enjoy a good time together!
Here’s your chance to meet the friendly CSA Core members!

Those who are interested are definetely welcomed to stay for an official CSA core meeting afterwards from 9-10 pm to get your glimpse of how the organization works.

Questions? Feel free to e-mail us!