Vincent Chin 30: Standing Up Then and Now
A nationwide Google Hangout* townhall with leading civil rights leaders from around the country
Saturday, June 23, 2012
2 pm EST/11 am PST/8 am HST
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
VC30, presented by APAs for Progress:
In 1982, Vincent Chin was the victim of a hate crime murder in Detroit (check out a previous BCB post for more info on a documentary about this story). Thirty years later, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders continue to face discrimination and bullying. In fact, more than half of Asian Americans report being bullied in the high school class room, the highest of any racial group. In light of recent tragedies like the suicide 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 APAs for Progress for a one-hour panel discussion with leading voices from the nonprofit, legal and judicial communities to address these timely issues. Viewing parties have been organized in more than 20 cities and individuals can tweet in questions at #VC30. To host a party, all you need is an internet connection, a screen and comfortable seating. Contact APAs for Progress to see how you can be involved.
Viewing parties and cities include: Albany • Atlanta • Austin • Binghamton, NY • Boston • Chicago • Cleveland • Corvallis, OR • Denver • Detroit • Grand Rapids, MI • Hartford, CT • Houston • Ithaca • Los Angeles • Lowell, MA • Minneapolis • Morgantown, WV • New York • Philadelphia • Phoenix • Raleigh • Sacramento • San Francisco • Seattle • Washington D.C. • Wichita, and more. To join a viewing party, go here.
And get your special limited edition 30th anniversary V. Chin t-shirts available for a limited time, from Blacklava here.
* For more information on Google Hangout, please check out these links:
http://support.google.com/plus/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2561374 (hangouts on Air Manual)