- Venue: NYU Silver School of Social Work
1 Washington Square North, First floor, Parlor
New York, NY 10003 United States
UPDATE: Please note the new location below.
Presented by the NYU Silver Asian Pacific Islander/ American Social Work Students for Change. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.
Join NYU Silver’s API/A Social Work Students for Change for a screening of Who Killed Vincent Chin? A discussion examining the history and relevance of Chin’s story with the film’s creator Christine Choy and civil rights lawyer Elizabeth OuYang will follow. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the film will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.
For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact Han Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests should be made at least one week in advance of the event.
Christine Choy was trained as an architect, receiving her Master of Science degree from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University. Soon thereafter, her life took a different direction-direction. Christine crossed the country to Los Angeles, studying at the American Film Institute where she earned a Directing Certificate. Christine has produced and directed about seventy works in various forms, receiving over sixty international awards. Among them are numerous fellowships such as the John Simon Guggenheim, the Rockefeller, and the Asian Cultural Council, as well as an Academy Award Nomination for the documentary film, “Who Killed Vincent Chen?”. Christine has an equally impressive history as an educator, teaching not only at NYU at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, this year once again as Chair of the former, but also at Yale, Cornell, and SUNY Buffalo. She was also a visiting scholar at Evergreen State College, as well as the Oslo and Volda Film Institute in Norway.
A civil rights attorney for three decades, Elizabeth R. OuYang’s areas of expertise include voting, immigration, race, sex, and disability discrimination at the workplace, media accountability, and combating hate crimes and police brutality. President Clinton appointed OuYang to serve as special assistant to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. OuYang has taught over 500 students at Columbia and New York University in the past fifteen years. As a consultant to The New York Community Trust, OuYang coordinated a funding collaborative to support organizations helping immigrants integrate into New York City. And, as former President and now member of OCA-NY Asian Pacific American Advocates, a non-profit, volunteer civil rights organization, she promotes and defends the rights of Asian Americans. OuYang also serves as a consultant to OCA-NY, the New York Immigrant Action Fund and APA VOICE (Voting and Organizing to Increase Civic Engagement).
NYU Silver Asian Pacific Islander/ American Social Work Students for Change is a student group working to support API/A students and communities and to advance racial social justice.