11/9/2017 Speaker, “Who Killed Vincent Chin?”, sponsored by New York University Silver School of Social Work’s Asian Pacific Islander/American Social Work Students for Change
11/16/2017 Speaker, “Culture of Health and Well-Being,” National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs Conference, sponsored by AARP Public Policy Institute, Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California
2/6/2017 Panelist, “Mobilizing Across Boundaries; Intersectional Organizing in Trump’s America”, New York University, Kimmel Center, Grand Hall, New York, New York
2/9/2017 Panelist, “Immigration Rights in the Trump Era: Legal Clinic and Information Session,” New York University, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor, New York, New York
2/21/2017 Panelist, post screening discussion of Felicia Lowe’s, “Chinese Couplets“, a documentary of four generations of women’s and the impact of the 1982 Chinese Exclusion Act on their family, Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre Street, Manhattan, Chinatown
3/21/2017 Guest Speaker, Screening of “Vincent Who”, New York University’s Asian Pacific American Coalition, Kimmel Center Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life
3/25/2017 Panelist, Crossroads Conference for Asian American High School Students, Asian American Alliance, Columbia University, Manhattan
4/28/2017 Guest Speaker, “Career Day,” P.S. 124, Manhattan Chinatown
4/29/2017 Panelist, “Boat People: Imperialist Refugee Cycles,” New York City Asian American Student Conference, New York University
5/3/2017 Keynote Speaker, Asian American Heritage Month Event, Queens Community College
5/25/2017 Guest Speaker, Asian American Heritage Month Event, Brearley High School, Manhattan
6/2/2017 Panelist, “Asian American Resistance to Legalized Discrimination-Then and Now”, Northeast People of Color & Conference of Asian Pacific Law Faculty Joint Conference, Brooklyn Law School
6/10/2017 Moderator, Immigration Forum, “What Immigrants Need to Know in this Time of Fear and Uncertainty”, sponsored by OCA-NY Asian Pacific American Advocates, Chinese Promise Baptist Church, Brooklyn, New York
6/19/2017 Panelist, “Vincent Chin: Dead or Alive?”, Chatham Library, Manhattan’s Chinatown.
On June 19, 1982, in Detroit, a young man named Vincent Chin was enjoying his bachelor party with friends when they were accosted by two white men, who blamed them for the success of Japan’s auto industry. “It’s because of you we’re out of work,” they were said to have shouted. The men bludgeoned Vincent, 27, with a baseball bat. He died from his injuries four days later. The assailants served no jail time. This case was the first hate crime against an Asian American that sparked nationwide advocacy for justice.
On the 35th anniversary of this horrific hate crime, we continue the discussions that this event triggered, and honor Vincent Chin’s life and legacy with a panel discussion entitled Vincent Chin: Dead or Alive? Four panelists will discuss what has and has not changed since Vincent’s murder, as well as the current state of civic participation and advocacy in API communities.
Download flyer here. 6-19-2017
6/21/2017 Guest speaker, Ronald H. Brown Prep Program, St. John’s University School of Law, Jamaica, New York
8/11/2017 Panelist, “A New Global Agenda for Women,” American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
10/17/2017 Speaker, Press Conference on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), sponsored by Columbia University students and FWD.us, Broadway Presbyterian Church
10/25/2017 Panelist, “API Community Leadership Panel”, Asian American Community Development Conference, sponsored by Asian Americans for Equality Conference, New York University Kimmel Center