AASiA will be screening an Oscar-nominated documentary “Who Killed Vincent Chin?”, which looks at the history of Oriental immigrants, blue-collar aspirations, the American justice system, and more. Professor Scott Wong, from the History department, will be introducing the film and facilitating discussion.
When: Thursday, 7-9pm
Where: Hopkins basement, 1964 classroom
Feel free to stay for the whole event or part of it. We will be providing free pizza.
Vincent Chin was a Chinese American who was beaten to death in 1982 by two white men who mistook him for a Japanese. His murder happened when people in the American auto industry were laid off because of the rising Japanese auto industry. These men received a light sentence – no jail time, 3 yrs probation. They were later acquitted and cleared of all charges. Vincent Chin’s murder was one of the first major hate crimes toward Asians in the post-civil rights era, and placed Asian American rights on the national scene.