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June 19, 2012 > Vincent Chin 30: Standing up Then and Now

Vincent Chin 30: Standing up Then and Now

Submitted By Sue Chan

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?

Asian Pacific Americans for Progress presents "Vincent Chin 30: Standing Up Then and Now," a nationwide town hall with a screening of the film "Vincent Who?" and a panel discussion with leading civil rights leaders from around the country via Google Hangout. The event will feature 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. Phil Yu of Angry Asian Man will serve as Guest Moderator.

Gatherings will be held in over 30 cities and individuals can tweet in questions at #VC30.

Please join Sue Chan and co-hosts FSUD Superintendent Jim Morris, MSJHS Principal Sandra Prairie, Human Relations Commissioner Phong La, Citizens for Better Community (CBC), Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA), and the Afghan Coalition on Saturday, June 23 as we participate in this national discussion.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. For more information, visit, or e-mail

Vincent Chin 30: Standing up Then and Now
Saturday, June 23
10 a.m.: Screening
11 a.m.: National Google+ Hangout
Mission San Jose High School, Theater C120
41717 Palm Ave., Fremont
Free admission

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