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Commemorating the Legacy of Vincent Chin

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Honoring Vincent Chin’s legacy with a discussion on exploring ways to tell Asian American stories in media with respect and authenticity.

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Join CAM for our annual commemoration of Vincent Chin, a Chinese American draftsman from Detroit brutally murdered in 1982 in an act of racism. His death sparked an outpouring of unity across the Asian American community and a call for justice nationwide as his murderers never received any jail time. Recently, during the COVID-19 pandemic and rise in anti-Asian hate, Chin’s story has resurged to the forefront.

This year’s panel discussion will pay tribute to Chin’s legacy in the Asian American Movement by igniting an important conversation about telling our stories with authenticity and reverence. In a year and a half filled with increased anti-Asian hate, the need to tell our stories has become more dire. The panelists will discuss more suitable ways to respectfully honor historic Asian American stories. 

The Chinese American Museum is honored to host “Commemorating the Legacy of Vincent Chin” by welcoming the following speakers:

Moderators:

  • Helen Zia, activist, author, and former journalist
  • Annie Tan, special education teacher, writer, activist, and cousin of Vincent Chin

Panelists:

  • Paula Madison, FCAM 1st Vice Chair, former NBC executive, CEO of Madison Media Management LLC
  • Lisa Ling, journalist, author, and TV/film producer
  • Renee Tajima-Peña, co-filmmaker of the film “Who Killed Vincent Chin?” and UCLA professor
  • Donald Young, TV/film producer and Director of Programs for the Center for Asian American Media
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