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Standing Up Then & Now: V. Chin 30

Vincent Chin 30 Minneapolis St. Paul Minnesota

Join PAVE-MN for a local community event honoring Vincent Chin.

Thirty years ago, Vincent Chin was murdered in Detroit, the victim of an anti-Asian hate crime that triggered an outcry for justice and forged a diverse coalition  around the country. Today, tragedies such as the suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen and the continuing effects of 9/11 remind us that the Asian American and Pacific Islander community needs to remain vigilant.

This event is  being held in conjunction with Asian Pacific Americans for Progress’ (APAP) Washington, D.C, panel discussion with leading civil rights leaders, live-streamed around the  country via Google Hangout.

Here’s what you won’t want to miss!

  • Learn about the significance of Vincent Chin to the Asian American social justice movement
  • Learn about similar cases that have happened in locally in Minnesota & Wisconsin
  • Performance by artist Sun Mee Chomet
  • Discussion with local Pan-Asian community members
  • Hear Mee Moua, Judy Chu, and more speak during the APAP livestream from D.C.

Be a part of a Pan-Asian movement and learn what we can do locally together.

WHEN: Sat, June 23, 2012
TIME: 12:00 – 3:00 pm  (livestream will start at 1:00 pm)
LOC: Hmong American Partnership – 1075 Arcade Street Saint Paul, MN 55106

RSVP via our Facebook event page or by emailing by Wed, June 20.


2 comments on “Standing Up Then & Now: V. Chin 30

  1. Pingback: Asian Pacific Americans for Progress « Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans

  2. Rod Tatsuno
    June 19, 2012

    I still carry the latent feelings of personal loss that I experienced when I was beaten, called racial epithets and spit on by other kids when I attended grammar school in San Francisco after my family returned there from the Topaz concentration camp in Utah. Dad’s 8mm film of us were included in Ken Burns’ PBS presentation, THE WAR. Whenever I drove up through; the Blaine border crossing near Vancouver, B.C. I was welcomed into Canada but had to undergo a racial profiling “test” to return into the “saying something” for the border agents, to see if I spoke English with no accent. When I passed through the Fort Lewis Army post entry, the guards saluted, because my blue bumper sticker indicated that I was an officer.

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