Editor’s Note: 8Asians.com is a media sponsor of Vincent Chin 30: Standing Up Then and Now.
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?
On Saturday, June 23, 2012, Asian Pacific Americans for Progress (APAP), the national network of progressive Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and allies, presents “Vincent Chin 30: Standing Up Then and Now,” a nationwide Google Hangout with leading civil rights leaders from around the country to discuss hate crimes and bullying in the community.
The one-hour panel discussion, to be moderated by Phil Yu of AngryAsianMan.com, will feature Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32), chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC); Zahra Billoo, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations San Francisco Bay Area chapter; Tom Hayashi, executive director of OCA, and Mee Moua, president and executive director of Asian American Justice Center; and more.
The Google Hangout will be held from 11 a.m. to noon (Pacific Time) on June 23. Viewing parties have been organized in more 30 cities. In Los Angeles, the viewing party will be held at The National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, at 111 N. Central Ave. in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles.
Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Following the hangout, there will be a half-hour conversation with Stewart Kwoh, Executive Director, Asian Pacific American Legal Center and L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. The event ends at 2:00 p.m.
Asian Pacific Americans for Progress presents
Vincent Chin 30: Standing Up Then and Now
A nationwide Google Hangout* with leading civil rights leaders from around the country
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
Special limited edition 30th anniversary V. Chin t-shirts available for a limited time.
National co-sponsors (in formation): Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), Asian American Justice Center, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU), Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), Midwestern Asian American Student Union (MAASU), National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP), National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD), National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC), OCA, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), Southeast Asian Resource Action Center (SEARAC), Students Advocating for Asian Pacific Islander Americans (SAAPIA)
Media Sponsors: 8Asians.com, Angry Asian Man, blacklava, KoreAm Journal, widelantern.com
Saturday, June 23, 2012
1:30pm ET/10:30 am PT/7:30 am – doors open
2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT/8:00 am HT – program begins
For more information: http://www.apaforprogress.org/vc30