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  • Youth Empowerment

    JACL Pacific Southwest recognizes the importance of developing future leaders in the API community. All of our programs all focus on youth empowerment, education and passing on our legacy.

  • Community Advocacy

    JACL Pacific Southwest District advocates to build a vibrant community for all generations. We advocate on issues that help prevent the further marginalization of  our communities.

  • Coalition Building

    JACL Pacific Southwest District understands the importance of coalition building. We work actively alongside with other community based organizations in order to build stronger solidarity in achieving our common goals.

Vincent Chin 30: Standing Up Then and Now

A nationwide Google Hangout* townhall with leading civil rights leaders from around the country

featuring Congressmember Judy Chu, OCA Executive Director Tom Hayashi and more

Saturday, June 23, 2012
1:30pm ET/10:30 am PT/7:30 am - doors open
2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT/8:00 am HT - program begins

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 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 us to see how you can be involved.

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

ATLANTA, GA
Korean American Association of Greater Atlanta (KAAGA)
6930 Buford Highway
Atlanta, GA 30340
Gwinnett County
contact: Tricia Sung at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

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

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

DETROIT, MI
Chinese Community Center
32585 Concord Drive
Madison Heights, MI 48071

LOS ANGELES, CA
National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
(Japanese American National Museum)
111 North Central
Los Angeles, CA 90012

More information

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

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

SEATTLE, WA
Asian Counseling and Referral Services
3639 Martin Luther King Junior Way South
Seattle, WA 98108

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS TBA:
Austin, TX • Charlotte, NC • Chicago, IL • Dallas, TX • Gainesville, FL • Houston, TX • Ithaca, NY • Minneapolis, MN • New York, NY • Philadelphia, PA • Pomona, CA • Portland, OR • Sacramento, CA • Salt Lake City, UT • St. Louis, MO • San Jose, CA • Washington, DC • Wichita, KS and more

 

To host a party, all you need is an internet connection and comfortable seating. * 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)