June 23 - Live Online Townhall on APIA Hate Crimes & Bullying 2pm EST/11am PST on Google Hangout*
APAforProgress.com News Release
from Curtis Chin, APA for Progress Board President
On Saturday June 23, 2012 Asian Pacific Americans for Progress, a national network of progressive Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and allies (www.apaforprogress.org) is organizing a live online one hour nationwide townhall to discuss hate crimes and bullying.
Leading APIA civil rights leaders will be participating in the national online Townhall including Congressmember Judy Chu, OCA Executive Director Tom Hayashi and more.
Asian Pacific Americans for Progress is looking for cities to help host viewing parties to be a springboard for groups to also talk about local issues after the one-hour presentation is done.
Vincent Chin 30: Standing Up Then and Now
A nationwide Google Hangout* townhall with leading civil rights leaders from around the country
Saturday, June 23, 2012
2 pm EST/11 am PST/8 am HST
In 1982, Vincent Chin was the victim of a hate crime murder in Detroit. Thirty years later, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders continue to face discrimination and bullying. In fact, more than half of Asian Americans report being bullied in the high school class room, the highest of any racial group. In light of recent tragedies like the suicide 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?
Please join APAforProgress.org for a one-hour panel discussion with leading voices from the nonprofit, legal and judicial communities as we address these timely issues. Viewing parties have been organized in more than 20 cities and individuals can tweet in questions at #VC30. Contact Asian Pacific Americans for Progress, a national network of progressive Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and allies (www.apaforprogress.org) to see how you can be involved.
Townhall on APIA Hate Crimes & Bullying
Please join us for a one-hour panel discussion with leading voices from the nonprofit, legal and judicial communities as we address these timely issues. Viewing parties have been organized in more than 20 cities and individuals can tweet in questions at #VC30. Contact to see how you can be involved.
The Social Justice Center
33 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12210
Korean American Association of Greater Atlanta (KAAGA)
6930 Buford Highway
Atlanta, GA 30340
Asian American Center
109 Hemenway Street
Boston, MA 02115
Creative House Studios
1419 East 40th St.
Cleveland, OH 44103
Tivoli Student Union, Room 640
900 Auraria Parkway
Chinese Community Center
32585 Concord Drive
Madison Heights, MI 48071
National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
(Japanese American National Museum)
111 North Central
Los Angeles, CA 90012
University of Massachusetts-Lowell
61 Wilder Street
Lowell, MA 01854
The John E. Jones Health Sciences Conference Center, Room A
WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506
North Carolina Justice Center
Main Conference Room
224 S. Dawson Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Chinese for Affirmative Action Community Room
17 Walter U Lum Place
San Francisco Chinatown
Asian Counseling and Referral Services
3639 Martin Luther King Junior Way South
Seattle, WA 98108
ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS TBA
To host a party, all you need is an internet connection and comfortable seating.
Albany • Atlanta • Austin • Boston • Chicago • Cleveland • Denver • Detroit • Houston • Los Angeles • Lowell, MA • Minneapolis • Morgantown, WV • New York • Philadelphia • Raleigh • Sacramento • San Francisco • Seattle • Washington • Wichita and more
* For more information on Google Hangout, please check out these links: