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Commemorating the Legacy of Vincent Chin

Join CAM on June 23, 2021 @ 5pm PDT for our annual commemoration of Vincent Chin, a Chinese American draftsman from Detroit brutally murdered in 1982 in an act of racism. His death sparked an outpouring of unity across the Asian American community and a call for justice nationwide as his murderers never received any jail time. Recently, during the COVID-19 pandemic and rise in anti-Asian hate, Chin’s story has resurged to the forefront.

This year’s panel discussion will pay tribute to Chin’s legacy in the Asian American Movement by igniting an important conversation about telling our stories with authenticity and reverence. In a year and a half filled with increased anti-Asian hate, the need to tell these stories has become more dire. The panelists will discuss more suitable ways to respectfully honor historic Asian American stories.

The Chinese American Museum is honored to host “Commemorating the Legacy of Vincent Chin” by welcoming the following speakers:


– Helen Zia, activist, author, and former journalist

– Annie Tan, special education teacher, writer, activist, and cousin of Vincent Chin


– Paula Madison, FCAM 1st Vice Chair, former NBC executive, CEO of Madison Media Management LLC

– Lisa Ling, journalist, author, and TV/film producer

– Renee Tajima-Peña, co-filmmaker of the film “Who Killed Vincent Chin?” and UCLA professor

– Donald Young, TV/film producer and Director of Programs for the Center for Asian American Media

Commemorating the Legacy of Vincent ChinPreceding the live panel discussion will be an opportunity for registrants to screen the documentary film “Who Killed Vincent Chin?” by Renee Tajima-Peña and Christine Choy. The film will be available to view on June 22 from 5pm – 8pm PDT only.  Film length is approximately 1.5 hours.

Registration is required to access the film.

Register now by following the link:


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