The Asian American Experience in Metro Detroit - Virtual Townhall
DateWed May 19 2021
Virtual Event - Zoom
In the aftermath of the Atlanta spa shootings in March, the nonprofit organization, @Stop AAPI Hate, released a report stating that there were almost 3,800 reported hate incidents from March 2020-Feb. 2021 nationwide. But for Asian Americans, discrimination in this country they call home is not a new issue. There’s much more to the story.
On May 19, at 7 p.m. ET, @Detroit Public Television in partnership with @APIAVote-Michigan is hosting a live, virtual town hall exploring the history of anti-Asian racism and how it continues to affect the lives of Asian Americans in Metro Detroit.
The murder of Vincent Chin in 1982 and the protests that followed galvanized the Asian American community. Now with the recent incidents of violence against Asian Americans that community is making its voice heard again.
The town hall will revisit the Vincent Chin case, the historical antecedents leading up to it, and its resonance today as the members of the community and their allies call for justice and equality.
We will share the history and personal stories of the people who make up our diverse Asian American communities through panels, questions from the audience and video vignettes, all moderated by One Detroit Senior Producer Bill Kubota.