Hunter College, CUNY
Asian American Studies Program

Presents

Time: 2PM to 4PM

Place: Hunter College, CUNY
695 Park Avenue, Manhattan
Hunter West Building - Room 507

Free Admission
 

 

Screening of Vincent Who? (Running Time: 40 Minutes), followed by discussion with producer/co-director Curtis Chin.

 

 

In 1982, Vincent Chin was murdered in Detroit by two white autoworkers at the height of anti-Japanese sentiments. For the first time, Asian Americans around the country galvanized to form a real community and movement. This documentary, inspired by a series of town halls organized by Asian Pacific Americans for Progress on the 25th anniversary of the case, features interviews with the key players at the time, as well as a whole new generation of activists. "Vincent Who?" asks how far Asian Americans have come since then and how far we have yet to go.

 

Featured interviews include: Helen Zia (lead activist during the Chin trial), Renee Tajima Pena (director, "Who Killed Vincent Chin?"), Stewart Kwoh (Executive Director, Asian Pacific American Legal Center), Lisa Ling (journalist), Sumi Pendakur (Univ. of Southern California), Dale Minami (civic rights attorney), Doua Thor (Executive Director, Southeast Asian Resource Action Center), and a group of five diverse young APA activists whose lives were impacted by Vincent Chin.

 


Producer and co-director Curtis Chin (featured in the documentary) is an award-winning writer and producer who has worked for ABC, NBC, Disney Channel and more. As a community activist, he co-founded the Asian American Writers Workshop and Asian Pacific Americans for Progress.

Sponsored by
Asian American / Asian Research Institute - CUNY (AAARI-CUNY)
Hunter College Asian American Studies Program

 

 

 


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