Sunday, September 23, 2012

"The Vincent Chin case: Made in Michigan." Advancing Justice 2012 Conference Vincent Who? Screening

2012 Advancing Justice Conference Screening of "Vincent Who?" followed by discussion with Michigan AAPI leaders, moderated by Curtis Chin, Friday 11:30-1:00

Working lunch warm up to the afternoon’s plenary session. Get up to speed on the details of the Vincent Chin case from American Citizens for Justice and the folks who were there at the time. Why did the Vincent Chin case happen in Michigan? What legal changes have occurred because of the case? What are the lessons learned, especially regarding media and coalition building? What are the demographics and changing identity of the Michigan AAPI community, then and now? What are the unique challenges of being AAPI in Michigan today? What are Michigan AAPI leaders doing today? Focus on Michigan. Detroit. Local. Autos. Then. And Now.

Roland Hwang, Attorney and founding board member and current Vice President of American Citizens for Justice, member Governor’s Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission, board member of Association of Chinese Americans Detroit and Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion.

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, Writer and blogger for New America Media, Chicago is the World, blog and postcard project, and former Executive Director and current Online Communications Chair on Advisory Board Member of American Citizens for Justice.

Dr. H. Sook Wilkinson, Licensed clinical psychologist and Chair of the Governor’s Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission. Author of Birth is More than Once and After the Morning Calm.

Prasanna Vengadam, Communications Instructor at Wayne State University, Director of Council of Asian Pacific Americans Michigan (CAPA-MI), and President of American Citizens for Justice.

Curtis Chin, Award-winning writer and producer of “Vincent Who?” Co-founder of the Asian American Writers Workshop and Asian Pacific Americans for Progress, 2008 member of Barack Obama’s Asian American Leadership Council.

For more information, check out the Advancing Justice Conference website!

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