BOSTON (November 27, 2012) – On Friday, December 7th, from 7-9 PM at the Castle Square Community Center, the documentary “Vincent Who?” will be screened, focusing on the 1982 hate crime murder of Vincent Chin and the Asian American experience in political activism. The film won the 2009 Media Award from the National Association for Multicultural Education.
The evening will include a panel discussion with special guests:
Michael Liu, Community Programs Coordinator and Research Associate at the Institute for Asian American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston and one of the co-founders of the Asian American Resource Workshop. He has been involved with various groups as a community activist since the 1970s and is the author of The Snake Dance of Asian American Activism: Community, Vision, and Power.
Laura Misumi, a law student at Northeastern University and Board Member of Asian American Resource Workshop. She attended college in Michigan, where she was active in community work close to Detroit where Vincent Chin lived, and she worked with professors who researched the Vincent Chin case.
Thomas Chen, a PhD candidate at Brown University studying the history of Boston’s Chinatown.
The evening schedule is as follows:
7:00-7:20 – appetizers & introductions
7:20-7:30 – film by David Thai, a youth participant at Castle Square Community Center
7:30-8:15 – “Vincent Who?”: film about Vincent Chin, murdered in 1982 hate crime
8:15-9:00 – panel discussion and Q&A with audience
The Castle Square Community Center is located at 464 Tremont St., behind 478 Tremont St. in the South End, on the #43 & #9 bus lines to Berkeley St. and close to the Tufts Medical Center Orange Line Station.
About Castle Square Tenants Organization
The Castle Square Tenants Organization, Inc. was founded in 1987. The mission of the Castle Square Tenants Organization (CSTO) is to preserve Castle Square Apartments as affordable housing for low and moderate income residents into perpetuity and provide comprehensive community and social supports for residents of Castle Square Apartments and the surrounding community.
Castle Square has recently undergone a groundbreaking renovation making it the nation’s largest Deep Energy Retrofit, with 192 of its 500 apartments undergoing the Deep Energy Retrofit. The project will slash energy usage by 72 percent.