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June 23 - Live Online Townhall on APIA Hate Crimes & Bullying 2pm EST/11am PST on Google Hangout*

Suzanne Kai

VINCENT-CHINAPAforProgress.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.

ALBANY
The Social Justice Center
33 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12210
contact: Juliet Shen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ATLANTA
Korean American Association of Greater Atlanta (KAAGA)
6930 Buford Highway
Atlanta, GA 30340
Gwinnett County

BOSTON 
Asian American Center 
Northeastern University 
109 Hemenway Street 
Boston, MA 02115
contact: Nicole D. Alonzo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CLEVELAND
Creative House Studios
1419 East 40th St.
Cleveland, OH 44103

DENVER
Tivoli Student Union, Room 640 
900 Auraria Parkway 
Downtown Denver

DETROIT
Chinese Community Center
32585 Concord Drive
Madison Heights, MI 48071
 
LOS ANGELES 
National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
(Japanese American National Museum) 
111 North Central 
Los Angeles, CA 90012
contact: Curtis Chin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

LOWELL, MA
University of Massachusetts-Lowell
O'Leary Library
61 Wilder Street
Lowell, MA 01854

MORGANTOWN, WV
The John E. Jones Health Sciences Conference Center, Room A
WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506

RALEIGH
North Carolina Justice Center 
Main Conference Room 
224 S. Dawson Street 
Raleigh, NC 27601

SAN FRANCISCO 
Chinese for Affirmative Action Community Room 
17 Walter U Lum Place 
San Francisco Chinatown

SEATTLE 
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:

http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1261833
http://support.google.com/plus/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2561374 (hangouts on Air Manual)