Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Standing Up Then and Now

Asian Pacific Americans for Progress presents

A nationwide Google Hangout* with leading civil rights leaders from around the country, featuring Congressmember Judy Chu (CA-32), CAIR-SF Executive Director Zahra Billoo, OCA Executive Director Tom Hayashi, Asian American Justice Center Executive Director Mee Moua, Sikh Coalition Executive Director Amardeep Singh, and more.

Moderated by Phil Yu of Angry Asian Man

FREE LUNCH - Supporting Sakura Matsuri
(first 30 attendees, guaranteed) courtesy of Rose of Sharon Assisted Living

On June 23, 1982, Vincent Chin died in Detroit, the victim of a hate crime murder. Thirty years later, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders continue to face discrimination and bullying. In light of recent tragedies like the extreme hazing of Pvt. Danny Chen and the continuing effects of 9/11, what can Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders do to stand up against racism and discrimination?

Location:
Sakura Square, Mezzanine Level | 1255 19th St
Entrance on Larimer between 19th & 20th; Under walkway

Schedule:

Saturday, June 23, 2012
10:30 am - doors open
11:00 am - Vincent Who? film screening
12:00 pm - Nationwide Town Hall
1:00 pm - Local discussion led by APAP-CO and the National AAPI Mental Health Association

National co-sponsors: Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU), Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), Midwestern Asian American Student Union (MAASU), National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP), National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF), National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD), National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC), OCA, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), Southeast Asian Resource Action Center (SEARAC), Students Advocating for Asian Pacific Islander Americans (SAAPIA)

Media Sponsors: 8Asians.com, AngryAsianMan.com, blacklava, widelantern.com

Viewing parties have been organized in more than 30 cities, and individuals can tweet in questions at #VC30.

Albany • Atlanta • Austin • Boston • Charlotte • Chicago • Cleveland • Dallas • Denver • Detroit • Gainesville • Grand Rapids • Hartford • Honolulu • Houston • Irvine, CA • Ithaca, NY • Los Angeles • Lowell, MA • Minneapolis • Morgantown, WV • New Orleans • New York • Philadelphia • Raleigh • Sacramento • San Francisco • San Jose • Seattle • St. Louis • Washington, DC • Wichita and more

For more info and to RSVP, go to: www.apaforprogress.org/VC30 or email Stephanie Tanny at Stephanie@apaforprogress.org

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