Film and Discussion: Vincent Who?

Monday, April 10

Time: 6 p.m. — 8 p.m.

Location: Office of Multicultural Affairs - Alumni Hall Room 101

In 1982, at the height of anti-Japanese
sentiments arising from massive layoffs in the auto industry, a Chinese-American named Vincent
Chin was murdered in Detroit by two white autoworkers. Chin's killers, however, got off with a
$3,000 fine and 3 years probation, but no jail time. Outraged by this injustice, Asian Americans
around the country united for the first time across ethnic and socioeconomic lines to form a panAsian
identity and civil rights movement. VINCENT WHO? explores this important legacy
through interviews with the key players at the time as well as a whole new generation of activists
whose lives were impacted by Vincent Chin. It also looks at the case in relation to the larger
narrative of Asian American history, in such events as Chinese Exclusion, Japanese American
Internment in WWII, the 1992 L.A. Riots, anti-Asian hate crimes, and post-9/11 racial profiling.
Join us for the film and discussion.

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the University Libraries

Contact Information:

Name:  Carlos Stewart
Phone:  937-229-3689
Email:  cstewart1@UDAYTON.EDU