In 1982, at the height of anti-Japanese sentiments arising from massive layoffs in the auto industry, a Chinese-American named Vincent Chin was murdered in Detroit by two white autoworkers. Chin's killers, however, got off with a $3,000 fine and 3 years’ probation, but no jail time. Outraged by this injustice, Asian Americans around the country united for the first time across ethnic and socioeconomic lines to form a pan-Asian identity and civil rights movement. VINCENT WHO? explores this important legacy through interviews with the key players at the time as well as a whole new generation of activists whose lives were impacted by Vincent Chin.
Ultimately, VINCENT WHO? asks how far Asian Americans have come since the case and how far they have yet to go. Please join the Office of Student Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion for a campus film screening and dialogue with guest facilitators, Dr. Nicole Willms from Gonzaga University and Steven Bingo, former Whitworth adjunct in Asian American Film.
Please RSVP to Adam Fauth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-777-3583 by April 28th.