Tuesday, June 19, 2018

June 19, 2018...36 years ago now

June 19, 2018...36 years ago now...

We're all in this together. A Vincent Chin Reader I put together for NBC Asian America last year

Who Is Vincent Chin? The History and Relevance of a 1982 Killing

"Racists are not very smart. Don’t count on them being able to tell any of us apart (not that that would make it ok). Don’t assume that you or your children or your elders are safe because you are not from that other group."

An interview I did with Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles re Vincent Chin case last year that resonates painfully today

Q&A with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang | Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Monday, June 19, 2017

Q and A with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang | Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

"Racists are not very smart. Don’t count on them being able to tell any of us apart (not that that would make it ok). Don’t assume that you or your children or your elders are safe because you are not from that other group."

An interview I did with Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles re Vincent Chin case last year that resonates painfully today

Q&A with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang | Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Who Is Vincent Chin? The History and Relevance of a 1982 Killing - NBC News

A Vincent Chin Syllabus of sorts--a collection of films and articles to learn more, at NBC Asian America:
“People forget. It’s been a long time ago. A whole generation has passed. It’s ancient history to them," Zia said.

“The Vincent Chin case forced Asian Americans into the civil rights discourse,” Roland Hwang co-founder and former president of American Citizens for Justice told NBC News. “The Vincent Chin case transformed a biracial discussion on race relations to be a multiracial one. So the Vincent Chin case, along with other cases, each serve as a wakeup call to address anti-Asian bias and racial intolerance.”
Who Is Vincent Chin? The History and Relevance of a 1982 Killing - NBC News

Monday, June 5, 2017

35th Anniversary Commemoration



We remember Vincent Chin, the 27-year old Asian American who was beaten to death in 1982, and whose death led to civil rights trials, and the beginning of an Asian American civil rights and victims rights movement right here in the Detroit area.

 On Saturday, June 24, 2017, Association of Chinese Americans and American Citizens for Justice/Asian American Center for Justice host Vincent Chin: A 35th Year Remembrance at the Chinese Community Center, 32585 Concord Drive, Madison Heights, MI 48071. The program starts at 9 am with the movie "Vincent Who?". The movie's director Curtis Chin will comment and have Q&A. A panel at 10 am includes Carolyn Chin Watson, Kendall Kosai of OCA National, Steve Spreitzer of Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion, and Agustin Arbulu, Director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, followed by remarks of Pastor Andrew Cheng, and lunch. A gravesite visit takes place at 1 pm, weather permitting.

The Vincent Chin Remembrance is supported by the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission, Council of Asian Pacific Americans, and Chinese Association of Greater Detroit. Please spread the word about this event among your contacts and networks. The event is free.

 For more information, and to RSVP, please call ACA at (313) 831-1790 or (248) 585-9343.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Speak & Speak Again released today

The Pact Press anthology that I'm in, Speak & Speak Again, a fundraiser for Southern Poverty Law Center, is out today!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Stumbling Blocks pop-up exhibits at UM

Stumbling Blocks pop-up exhibits draw attention to University's past | The Michigan Daily Cool public art at Umich for bicentennnial, curated by Martha Jones Stumbling Blocks pop-up exhibits draw attention to University's past | The Michigan Daily more 4/4/17 ‘Stumbling Blocks’ exhibit looks at U-M history | Detroit News