I am honored to be invited to perform a poem at the gravesite of Vincent Chin, during the 30th Year Remembrance, this Saturday, June 23, 2012. See below for the Detroit-area commemorations happening this weekend. Hope to see you, and if not, I hope you are doing your own part to remember Vincent Chin; help stop hate crimes and anti-Asian violence. Rest in Peace, Vincent Chin (May 18, 1955 – June 23, 1982).
30th Year Remembrance
Saturday, June 23, 2012
10AM-2:30PM Panels and Nationwide Townhall, Chinese Community Center, Madison Heights, MI
3PM Visit to Gravesite, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Featuring Poet Emily P. Lawsin.
Followed by a Tour of Asian American historical sites, lead by Detroit Asian Youth Project.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
3PM – 7PM BBQ, plant flowers, and help restore the mural on Peterboro Street and Cass, in Detroit
For films, see the Academy-Award-nominated documentary, “Who Killed Vincent Chin”, by Christine Choy and Renee Tajima-Peña:http://www.pbs.org/pov/whokilledvincentchin/