Friday, May 29, 2009

CNN segment on Vincent Chin case today

Check out this Richard Lui piece on the Vincent Chin case today on CNN, with our Roland Hwang, former mayor Dennis Archer, APACC's Denise Yee, and APAP's Vincent Who?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Introducing ACJ to CNN's Richard Lui

Roland Hwang and Frances Wang were interviewed today by Richard Lui of CNN at the Detroit Historical Museum about the Vincent Chin case. We visited the exact spot where Vincent Chin was beaten to death with a baseball bat in 1982. I wish this wasn't necessary.

Meanwhile, check out the new case about Luis Ramirez in Pennsylvania--the drunken white teenagers who beat this 25-year-old Latino immigrant father of three to death were acquitted of all serious charges, including ethnic intimidation and third-degree murder. The parallels to the Vincent Chin case are chilling.

No Justice for Vincent Then, No Justice for Luis Now--New America Media

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

"Community Gathering: MI Asian & Arab American Vote 2008" on Monday, May 18 at 5:30pm.

Event: Community Gathering: MI Asian & Arab American Vote 2008
"APIAVote-MI, ACCESS, AALDEF, release of exit poll 2008, Glenn Magpantay"
What: Informational Meeting
Host: APIAVote-Michigan
Start Time: Monday, May 18 at 5:30pm
End Time: Monday, May 18 at 7:30pm
Where: Canton Township Office - Freedom Room
During the 2008 Presidential Elections, over 1,600 Asian & Arab American voters in Michigan participated in AALDEF’s multilingual exit poll. The exit poll was the largest nonpartisan survey of its kind in the nation and was conducted in twelve Asian languages and English across 11 states.

The exit poll reveals vital information about Asian & Arab American voting patterns that is often overlooked in mainstream voter surveys. At this special presentation, comparative information will be given about the Asian & Arab American vote in the Presidential and congressional elections, concerns about key issues, first‐time voters, and profiles by ethnicity, party enrollment, age, and
English proficiency.

Lead hosts: Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund, Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote - Michigan, and Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services

Cosponsors: American Citizens for Justice, American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, Asian Pacific Americans for Progress - Michigan, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance - Michigan, Association of Chinese Americans, Bangladeshi American Public Affairs Committee, Filipino American Community Council of Michigan, Michigan Election Coalition, Michigan Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Midwest Buddhist & Meditation Center, and Thai Association.