Presented by the Asian Pacific American Coalition and Korean American Civic Empowerment. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.
The killing of Vincent Chin is often cited as a rallying point for Asian Americans, but how many people know who Chin was and what happened to him?
Vincent Who? explores the legacy of Vincent Chin’s 1982 murder, and the community organizing and mobilization that resulted, through interviews with the key players from the time, and the voices of a new generation of activists whose lives were impacted by Vincent Chin. The documentary places Chin’s murder within the context of other important historical developments in Asian American history: the Chinese Exclusion Act, Japanese American WWII incarceration, the 1992 L.A. Uprising, and post-9/11 racial profiling.
Following the screening, photographer and former A/P/A Institute Artist-in-Residence Corky Lee will participate in a conversation on anti-Asian violence in the US.