30th Year Remembrance
Saturday, June 23, 2012
10AM-2:30PM Panels and Nationwide Townhall, Chinese Community Center, Madison Heights, MI
3PM Visit to Gravesite, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Featuring Poet Emily P. Lawsin.
Organized by American Citizens for Justice and Association of Chinese Americans
Followed by a Tour of Asian American historical sites, lead by Detroit Asian Youth Project.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Legacy of Vincent Chin – Commemoration and Action in Detroit’s Historic Chinatown
3PM – 7PM BBQ, plant flowers, and help restore the mural on Peterboro Street and Cass, in Detroit
Sponsored by Detroit Asian Youth Project and Detroit Summer.
Click here for the Sunday event info on Facebook.
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To learn more about Vincent Chin, see Helen Zia’s book Asian American Dreams. In 2002, Amerasia Journal 23:3 published reports from Detroit’s 20th Year Remembrance, including a piece “Detroit and the Legacy of Vincent Chin”, by Scott Kurashige.
For films, see the Academy-Award-nominated documentary, “Who Killed Vincent Chin”, by Christine Choy and Renee Tajima-Peña:http://www.pbs.org/pov/whokilledvincentchin/
and the recent film “Vincent Who?” by Curtis Chin, http://vincentwhomovie.com/
Yesterday, The Detroit News published a pretty good article, “30 years later, Vincent Chin’s family awaits justice in fatal beating”, by Shawn D. Lewis: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120621/METRO/206210385#ixzz1yVGcYPNG.
For a roundup of recent articles and a list of Vincent Chin 30th Year Remembrance events nationwide, see: http://www.apaforprogress.org/vc30