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Distinguished Lecture Series - Curtis Chin

Event date: 3/25/2014 2:00 PM Export event

Curtis Chin is the writer and producer of Vincent Who? (2009), a documentary on the historic hate crime murder of Vincent Chin in Detroit and the current state of Asian American political empowerment. This March, Curtis Chin brings his film to Edgewood College and the greater Madison community.

 

When: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: DeRicci 313
1000 Edgewood College Drive, Edgewood College

Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Anderson Auditorium
1000 Edgewood College Drive, Edgewood College  

Admission: Free
 

 

Vincent Who? (2009, 40 minutes) 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 fined the killers a mere $3,000 and three years of probation, Asian Americans around the country galvanized for the first time to form a real community and movement. Featuring interviews with the key players at the time, as well as a whole new generation of activists, the documentary asks how far Asian Americans have come since then, and how far we have yet to go. 

The event is sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education and Ethnic Studies Program, School of Integrative Studies, and COR General Education Program, with additional support by an Educational Programming Board grant.

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