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6.12.2017

Vincent Chin: Dead or Alive? A Panel Discussion

Monday, June 19 at Chatham Square Library



Next week marks the 35th anniversary of Vincent Chin's brutal, racist murder at the hands of two white autoworkers in Detroit -- a case that set off a pan-Asian, nation-wide movement for justice. Thirty-five years later, what is the legacy of Vincent Chin? The New York Public Library will be hosting a panel discussion, Vincent Chin: Dead or Alive?, examining the case, what has and has not changed since Chin's murder, as well as the current state of civic participation and advocacy in API communities.

It's happening Monday, June 19 in the Community Room at Chatham Square Library. Some more details:

Vincent Chin: Dead or Alive? A Panel Discussion

Monday, June 19
6:00PM

Chatham Square Library
33 E Broadway (between Catherine and Market Streets)
3rd floor Community Room

On June 19, 1982, a Chinese-American named Vincent Chin was bludgeoned with a baseball bat in Detroit by two white autoworkers who were said to have blamed him for the declining auto industry. Vincent died from his injuries four days later.

35 years (to the date) after the horrific hate crime against Vincent Chin, we continue the discussions that this event triggered, and honor Vincent Chin's life and legacy with a panel discussion entitled Vincent Chin: Dead or Alive? Four panelists will discuss what has and has not changed since Vincent’s murder, as well as the current state of civic participation and advocacy in API communities.

Panelists: Cathy Dang, Executive Director of CAAAV; Naved Husain, NOP Lead Organizer for CAAAV; Elizabeth R. OuYang, civil rights attorney and activist; Jason Wu, Political Chair for GAPIMNY.
Moderator: Shirley L. Ng, multimedia journalist, contributor to Asian American News, and television host for MTTN-TV in NJ

This event is free, and seating is first come, first served. For further information about the panel, including bios of the participants, refer to the New York Public Library website as well as Facebook.