Saturday, August 18, 2012

Documentary explores racism against Chinese Americans | Toledo Free Press

Speaking Tuesday, August 21, 2012, in Toledo on Vincent Chin case with Roland Hwang and Vincent Who? showing. Thanks to Errol Lam for invitation. Here's the article about the event in the Toledo Free Press:
Documentary explores racism against Chinese Americans
Written by Brigitta Burks | | BBurks@toledofreepress.com
A local film group will show “Vincent Who?” on Aug. 21 in remembrance of a Chinese-American man murdered in Detroit 30 years ago.
Vincent Chin was beaten to death by Ronald Ebens, a Chrysler plant supervisor, and his stepson, Michael Nitz, after layoffs in the auto industry attributed to Japan’s success. The two were put on probation and received a $3,000 fine with no jail time.
“This kind of stirred [Asian Americans] up and it started a movement that’s important to remember,” said Errol Lam, one of the organizers and a member of the Media Decompression Collective Toledo.
Click here for more: Frances Kai-Hwa Wang | Toledo Newspaper

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