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From A Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement with Author Paula Yoo

  • 18 Oct 2021
  • 20:00
  • Zoom
  • 31

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WHAT: Author Paula Yoo will discuss "From A Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement," her recent novel. 

This story is a compelling account of the killing of Vincent Chin, the verdicts that took the Asian American community to the streets in protest, and the groundbreaking civil rights trial that followed. In this current climate of civil unrest and a country confronting a history of deeply rooted systemic racism, the story of Vincent Chin is as important now as ever. With Asian Americans being singled out and racist incidents on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic, the story of Vincent Chin’s killing and its aftermath is incredibly timely, presenting an important learning moment for teen readers and adult audiences alike. Asian American history is often overlooked and under-taught in schools, and Vincent Chin’s name remains relatively unknown despite making national and international headlines at the time. Now, almost 40 years later, it’s time to remember Vincent Chin and the significant role his case played in American history.

WHEN: Monday October 18th, 2021 @ 8:00 - 9:30 pm

WHO: Adults and teens - this is a great book for families to read and discuss together!

REGISTRATION OPENS: July 1

COST: Free to AIWCD members. Non-AIWCD members, please consider making a donation to the AIWCD Charity Fund. Link to our Charity Info pages here. Bank info given after registration.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR Paula Yoo is an award-winning book author, TV writer/producer and feature screenwriter with credits ranging from NBC’s The West Wing to The CW’s Supergirl.

LINKS:

To purchase the book in English from Amazon, click here.

To learn more about Paula Yoo, please visit her website at https://paulayoo.com/books/vincent/ 

To read about reactions to this publication, the publisher’s website is: https://wwnorton.com/books/9781324002871

Book Press Release: FAWTARC_Press Release.pdf

Praise for the book: Praise Sheet for FAWTARC.pdf

ZOOM: Link given after registration

HOST/S: Karen Van Antwerp, kvaaiwcd@gmail.com and Jane Joo Park, janejpark@gmail.com, +001151158860065.  Questions in advance - email by October 10th, 2021.


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