In 1982 at the height of anti-Japanese sentiments, Vincent Chin was murdered in Detroit by two white autoworkers who said, “It’s because of you mother** that we’re out of work.” When the judged punished the killers with a mere $3,000 fine and three years of probation, Asian Americans around the country galvanized for the first time to form a real community and movement. This documentary features interviews with the key players at the time as well as a whole new generation of activists. Vincent Who? asks how far Asian Americans have come since then and how far they have yet to go. The film has been screened at over 500 universities and non-government organizations in the U.S. and internationally. Learn more.
Screening and Q&A with filmmaker Curtis Chin (moderated by Prof. Seo-Hyun Park)
Sept. 29, 7:15-9 p.m.
Kirby Hall of Civil Rights 104 or watch via Zoom