Chinatown Heroes: Book Launch and 1982 Strike Retrospective
- Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
- Venue: Online event
Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, LaborArts, and the NYU Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives.
This event honors the publication of Wai Wah Chan’s Chinatown Heroes and draws a historical bridge between the 1982 Garment Workers Strike and 1990s Chinatown. Winifred Chin, co-author of Paper Son: One Man’s Story, moderates a discussion with veterans of the strike. May Chen, retired ILGWU leader and translator of the book, leads a discussion about the resonance of the strike in the decades that followed. A film by Betty Yu will be screened. Katie Quan, Muzaffar Chisti, Edgar Romney, Silvia Chan, and Mei Lum will also be featured.
Accessibility note: This event will be hosted virtually on Zoom. A Zoom account, internet access, and a smartphone or computer is required. Live closed captioning will be provided. If you have any access needs, please contact NYU Libraries.