Youth Citizenship Celebration Ceremony with Dave Eggers on August 17


For Immediate Release
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Media Contacts:

Michelle Jeffers, San Francisco Public Library
(415) 557-4282;
Twitter: @SFPublicLibrary

Veda Banerjee, Parks Conservancy
(415) 561-3082;
Twitter: @parks4all

What: On Friday, August 17, 2018, a group of young people will be honored as U.S. citizens and the next generation of national park stewards and public library users in a special citizenship celebration ceremony at Crissy Field. The ceremony for 30 children, ages four through 12, and their parents will be hosted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) San Francisco District and Field Offices in collaboration with the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Parks Conservancy, The Presidio Trust, and the San Francisco Public Library.


Who:   Dave Eggers, author and Shawn Harris, illustrator, Her Right Foot

Laura Joss, General Superintendent, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Greg Moore, President & CEO, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Michael Lambert, Acting City Librarian, San Francisco Public Library


Where: Crissy Field, West Bluff Amphitheater, 938 Marine Dr., San Francisco, CA 94129.


When: Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Program begins at 10:30 a.m.


Why: These young people will be the next generation to love, protect, nurture, and strengthen our beloved community institutions of national parks and public libraries that belong to all Americans. As part of the ceremony, the children will view a StoryWalk of the book, Her Right Foot, which is on display at the nearby Crissy Field Promenade. This is a story about the Statue of Liberty—a symbol of immigration and welcome in America. The a cappella singing group, Tosca, will perform patriotic music and the national anthem. In addition, children’s librarians from branches throughout the city will be in attendance and ready to sign up people for new library cards.


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