Town Hall to Commemorate Vincent Chin - 23 Jun 2012 - 14:00
23 Jun 2012 - 02:00 PM
Across the Nation
Asian Pacific Americans for Progress presents
Vincent Chin 30: Standing Up Then and Now
A nationwide Google Hangout* with leading civil rights leaders from around the country featuring Congressmember Judy Chu (CA-32), CAIR-SF Executive Director Zahra Billoo OCA Executive Director Tom Hayashi, Asian American Justice Center Executive Director Mee Moua and more.
Guest Moderator Phil Yu of Angry Asian Man
National co-sponsors (in formation): Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), Asian American Justice Center, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU), Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), Midwestern Asian American Student Union (MAASU), National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP), National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF), National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD), National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC), OCA, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), Southeast Asian Resource Action Center (SEARAC), Students Advocating for Asian Pacific Islander Americans (SAAPIA)
Media Sponsors: 8Asians.com, Angry Asian Man, blacklava, KoreAm Journal, widelantern.com
Saturday, June 23, 2012
1:30pm ET/10:30 am PT/7:30 am - doors open
2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT/8:00 am HT - program begins
In 1982, Vincent Chin was the victim of a hate crime murder in Detroit. Thirty years later, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders continue to face discrimination and bullying. In light of recent tragedies like the extreme hazing and subsequent death of Pvt. Danny Chen and the continuing effects of 9/11, what can Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders do to stand up against racism and discrimination?
Please join us for a one-hour panel discussion with leading voices from the nonprofit, legal and judicial communities as we address these timely issues. Viewing parties have been organized in more than 20 cities and individuals can tweet in questions at #VC30.
For locations where NAPAWF is co-hosting and co-sponsoring:
Vincent Chin 30: Standing Up Then and Now (VC30) – June 23
When: Saturday, June 23, 12:30pm-3pm
Where: Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607
In 1982, Vincent Chin was the victim of a hate crime murder in Detroit. Thirty years later, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders continue to face discrimination and bullying. In light of recent tragedies like the suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen and the continuing effects of 9/11, what can we do to stand up against racism and discrimination?
Please join us for this commemorative event on the 30th anniversary of Chin’s death. We will view and be part of a national video panel discussion (via Google Hangout) with leading voices from the nonprofit and legal communities, and we will discuss how we can address these timely issues locally within our own communities.
More info on Eventbrite - Link Here.
Host: Asian Pacific American Legal Advocacy Network (APLAN)
Co-Sponsors: Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago (AABA), Chinese American Bar Association of Chicago (CABA),Chinese American Service League (CASL), Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community (CBCAC), Fighting Youth Shouting Out for Humanity (FYSH), Korean American Resource and Cultural Center (KRCC), Japanese American Civic League - Midwest Region (JACL), National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum - Chicago Chapter (NAPAWF) (list in formation)
For more information about the event, please e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org
For Washington, D.C.:
DC Watch Party of Vincent Chin 30: Standing Up Then and Now: June 23, 2:00 pm
NAPAWF-DC is co-sponsoring the Asian Pacific Americans for Progress' live online townhall to discuss hate crimes and bullying on the 30th anniversary ofVincent Chin's death. Leading APIA civil rights leaders will be participating in the national discussion including Congressmember Judy Chu, OCA Executive Director Tom Hayashi, and more. Viewing will take place at the Center for American Progress, 1333 H Street NW. Doors open at 1:30; program begins at 2:00.
For New York City:
On June 23 from 2-4 pm, NAPAWF-NYC is co-sponsoring a Vincent Chin commemoration/town hall event with APAP-NY (Asian Pacific Americans for Progress).
This will be a two-part commemoration on the 30th anniversary of Vincent Chin’s murder. Please join our chapter in this significant nation-wide event.
- Part 1 is a national town hall. From 2-3pm, we will join 30+ cities in viewing a nationwide panel via Google Hangout on hate crimes and bullying. The panel will feature: Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32), CAIR-SF Executive Director Zahra Billoo, OCA Executive Director Tom Hayashi, Asian American Justice Center Executive Director Mee Moua, and The Sikh Coalition’s National Director of Programs, Amardeep Singh. Guest-moderated by Phil Yu of Angry Asian Man.
- Following the panel, from 3-4 pm, we will continue with our local event by engaging in discussion and interactive art-making to document the lasting impact of Vincent Chin’s case on the AAPI community. With the help of talented AAPI artists, we will use various artistic media—painting, writing, and film—to create our own unique response to this day and produce lasting cultural artifacts that will continue to breathe life into our activism, bring us together, and move us forward. You do NOT need any artistic experience to participate! Featuring: Ed Lin, author; ManSee Kong, filmmaker; Kimberly Sarabia, activist
- More info here - https://www.facebook.com/