Diversity and Inclusion Event

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Did you know that in 1992 Congress passed a law designating the month of May as Asian Pacific American Month? This particular month was chosen because it commemorates both the first wave of Japanese immigrants that came to the United States and the completion of the transcontinental railroad, which is significant due to the fact that many of the workers who laid tracks were Chinese immigrants.


In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Golden Gate Diversity and Inclusion Committee invites you to join us for a special presentation.


*The session will be the same on both dates, please RSVP to only one.

Contradictions of a Conservationist: William Kent and the Anti-Oriental Movement

Tuesday, May 17th, 9-10:30am

Fort Mason Center Landmark Building C, Room 205

William Kent, the philanthropist, conservationist and politician, has been an iconic figure in Marin County for more than a century. He and his wife Elizabeth are recognized for their gift of land to the federal government so that it would be preserved as Muir Woods National Monument. While William Kent may be admired for his contributions to our understanding and enjoyment of our natural world, his racist and exclusionary views toward people of Chinese and Japanese descent reveal a very different side of the man.

Please join author and former editor of ACLU News Elaine Elinson for a presentation on William Kent and the anti-Oriental movement. The presentation will be a part of a facilitated discussion on how we and other institutions across the county are grappling with contradictory and challenging views of those historical figures we have long celebrated.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Contradictions of a Conservationist: William Kent and the Anti-Oriental Movement

Thursday, May 19th, 2:30-4pm

1050 Fort Cronkhite

Sausalito, CA

William Kent, the philanthropist, conservationist and politician, has been an iconic figure in Marin County for more than a century. He and his wife Elizabeth are recognized for their gift of land to the federal government so that it would be preserved as Muir Woods National Monument. While William Kent may be admired for his contributions to our understanding and enjoyment of our natural world, his racist and exclusionary views toward people of Chinese and Japanese descent reveal a very different side of the man.

Please join author and former editor of ACLU News Elaine Elinson for a presentation on William Kent and the anti-Oriental movement. The presentation will be a part of a facilitated discussion on how we and other institutions across the county are grappling with contradictory and challenging views of those historical figures we have long celebrated.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Presented by the Golden Gate Diversity and Inclusion committee

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