Friday, June 22, 2012

Vincent Chin 30: Standing Up Then and Now, A Bay Area Conversation

San Francisco event this Saturday with Mayor Ed Lee, Helen Zia, Norman Fong, Ling Woo Liu, Vincent Pan, Zahra Billoo, Angela Chan. Wow!

Join us on 6/23 for a lively discussion and Q&A with leaders of local civil rights organizations (Vincent Pan - CAA, Ling Woo Liu - Korematsu Institute, Zahra Billoo - CAIR SFBA, Angela Chan - Asian Law Caucus) moderated by R.J. Lozada from APEX Express!

Please RSVP here
Tickets: $10

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? #vc30

10:45am - DOORS OPEN
11:15am - BROADCAST of Vincent Chin 30, National Google Hangout with Zahra Billoo speaking on location:
12pm: OPENING REMARKS: Edwin Lee, Mayor of San Francisco
12:30pm - 1:10pm: FILM SCREENING: "Vincent Who?" Food and light refreshments available in the lobby.
1:30pm - 3:00pm: LIVE DISCUSSION and Q&A with Bay Area Civil Rights Leaders: Hate Crimes and Bullying

Moderated by R.J. Lozada, contributor to APEX Express

Vincent Pan (Chinese for Affirmative Action, Executive Director)
Ling Woo Liu (Korematsu Institute, Executive Director)
Zahra Billoo (Council on American-Islamic Relations - SFBA, Executive Director)
Angela Chan (Asian Law Caucus, Staff Attorney in Criminal Justice Reform Program)

Helen Zia (Asian American activist/author) and Norman Fong (Chinatown Community Development Center, Executive Director) will be sharing their experiences and reflections on Vincent Chin to kickoff the live discussion!

Presented by
Asian Pacific Americans for Progress (APAP-SFBA)
Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)

Co-sponsors (To be updated)
Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) • Asian Law Caucus (ALC) • Korematsu Institute • Council on American-Islamic Relations SFBA (CAIR SFBA) • Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC) • Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) • Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) • South Asian Bar Association of Northern California (SABA - NC) • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley (APABA-SV) • San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association (SFLRLA) • Richmond Area Multi-Services (RAMS) • Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA SF) • Chinese American Heroes

Media sponsors
APEX Express KPFA 94.1 on Thursdays from 7-8pm


Vincent Chin 30: Standing Up Then and Now, A Bay Area Conversation

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