Events throughout the country marking the 25th anniversary of the brutal murder of Vincent Chin will include screenings of "Who Killed Vincent Chin?", panels on hate crimes and receptions.
On June 19, 1982, former autoworkers Ronald Ebens and Michael Nitz mortally beat Chin, then a 27-year-old Chinese American, out of hatred for the Japanese – who were blamed for the recession in the American auto industry. Ebens and Nitz, who thought Chin was of Japanese ancestry, both pleaded guilty for killing Chin and were sentenced to three years probation and a fine of $3,780.
Ebens and Nitz never served a jail sentence for killing a man who was nine days away from his wedding.
The race-based murder against Vincent Chin sparked the modern Asian American activist movement
Organized by Asian Pacific Americans for Progress (apaforprogress.org), events are scheduled throughout June and July in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington DC, Portland, Grand Rapids and other cities. Receptions in NYC, SF and LA are sponsored by Imaginasian TV. Asianweek is a media sponsor.
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SD Alliance for APIAs presents San Diego event, "Hate Crimes: 25 Years After Vincent Chin," as part of National Townhall on Hate Crimes, Asian Pacific Americans for Progress' nationwide series of meetings on the 25th yr after the killing of Vincent Chin
Screening of "Who Killed Vincent Chin?"
Lee Ann Kim (Channel 10 News anchor/reporter), moderator
CA State Senator Leland Yee, Chair, Select Committee on Asian Pacific Islander Affairs
David Kawamoto, Esq., Japanese American Citizens League
University of California, San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering Bldg, Room 1202
Official Website: http://www.sdalliance.org
Added by kamisugi on July 1, 2007