The 1982 murder of Vincent Chin, a 27-year-old Chinese American, marked the birth of the Asian American civil rights movement. When Chin’s killers, two white autoworkers, got off with a $3,000 fine and probation, Asian Americans throughout the United States were outraged. Their protests gave rise to a pan-Asian identity and solidarity that hadn’t existed before, as well as a broadening of federal civil rights protection.
In commemoration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Center for the Healing of Racism will screen the documentary “Vincent Who?” on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 7 to 9 PM. The film will be followed by a dialogue. Location: 3412 Crawford Street (at Holman), Houston, TX 77004. The event is free and open to the public (first 45 to RSVP). Donations are encouraged. Registration required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (713) 520-8226. Space is limited to the first 45 reservations. Free parking is available across the street at Houston Community College lot #9.