June 23, 2012 will be the thirtieth anniversary of the baseball bat beating death of Vincent Chin. With the recession, the election, and all the recent China-bashing, I know this historic case has been on everybody’s mind. I also know that there are some incredible angry folks out there, including writers, activists, scholars, students, musicians, artists, and more, looking for something to do.
I am putting together a book, an anthology of essays, about what the Vincent Chin case means to us, and I would like to invite you to contribute. 1000 words or less. Any style. Any angle. Think personal and empowering.
Please consider questions like: When did you first hear about the Vincent Chin case? What does the Vincent Chin case mean to you? How has the Vincent Chin case inspired you to do what you do and/or get involved in APA activism? What was it like for you growing up and/or during the Vincent Chin case? Have you had a similar experience? Have you worked on something similar because of the Vincent Chin case? How has the Vincent Chin case changed how you see things? Why is the Vincent Chin case still meaningful? What is the legacy and the power of the Vincent Chin case for our communities? What would you like to tell folks like Pete Hoekstra who so don’t get it about us and the Vincent Chin case? And more. Be creative. Be empowering. Be the APA community leader of your dreams.
I’m still working on the technical aspects of submission and publication, virtual and interactive components, future booktour possibilities, and lack of budget, so things are still early, but I wanted to start getting the word out about the essays. Let me know your thoughts! Drop me a line if you’re interested! And let’s network our connections. I have some cool folks interested in being a part. This is going to be fun!
Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
rememberingvincentchin AT gmail DOT com