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Paula Yoo and Brendan Kiely, From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry and The Other Talk - VIRTUAL EVENT

America in 1982: Japanese car companies are on the rise and believed to be putting U.S. autoworkers out of their jobs. Anti–Asian American sentiment simmers, especially in Detroit. A bar fight turns fatal, leaving a Chinese American man, Vincent Chin, beaten to death at the hands of two white men, autoworker Ronald Ebens and his stepson, Michael Nitz. Paula Yoo has crafted a searing examination of the killing and the trial and verdicts that followed. When Ebens and Nitz pled guilty to manslaughter and received only a $3,000 fine and three years’ probation, the lenient sentence sparked outrage. The protests that followed led to a federal civil rights trial—the first involving a crime against an Asian American—and galvanized what came to be known as the Asian American movement.

Starts: January 20, 2022

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Admission: $0 – $39.12

Location: Village Books on Zoom
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Produced By: Village Books

Phone: (360) 671-2626

Email: events@villagebooks.com

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