save the date: 30th anniversary of vincent chin's murder, june 23

Save the date, people. Saturday, June 23rd marks the 30th anniversary of the death of Vincent Chin.

Asian Pacific Americans for Progress is planning on holding a series of events to commemorate the day and analyze the continuing relevance of racial profiling, hate crimes, bullying, media, civil rights, and pan-Asian American and multiracial coalition building.

APAP will be organizing a series of projects with other local and national AAPI organizations to not only reflect on the case, but to discuss the current issues affecting our community, especially as we head into elections in the fall.

Here are some ways you can get involved with APAP's efforts:
1.) Nationwide Townhall (Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 3 pm EST/12 pm PST) - APAP will livestream a top-notch panel featuring prominent speakers from cities all across the country. You can organize a local viewing party to watch the panel, then engage in some local organizing and networking. Just find a space that can comfortably suit the number of guests you expect and to have access to the internet and a monitor. Through tweets and texts, we aim to make this a national conversation.

2.) Join our arts committee as we work on an artistic response to the day

3.) Help reach out to elected officials to get your city to proclaim it as "Vincent Chin remembrance day."

4.) V. Chin shirt project - take a snapshot of you and your friends wearing your iconic Blacklava "V. Chin" t-shirt. We'll post a series of these images on our website.
For further information, and for updates on Vincent Chin commemorations happening around the country, go to the Asian Pacific Americans for Progress website here. Also check the schedule for upcoming screenings of the documentary Vincent Who? And get your V. Chin t-shirt from Blacklava here.

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