SPCM ceremonial speech - I m sure we have all heard the...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
I’m sure we have all heard the likes of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi, both of whom have achieved great strides for their respective ethnic groups, but has anyone ever heard the story of Vincent Chin, a Chinese American man who left a lasting impact in Asian American history? We have come together today to commemorate a man whose death remains a milestone in the APA, or Asian-Pacific American, civil-rights movement. It was on the night of June 19, 1982 that Vincent Chin’s death shook the Asian American community so much that efforts were taken to mobilize a divided community. For the first time, according to APA advocates and academics, Asian Americans of different ancestries crossed ethnic and socioeconomic divisions to fight as a united group. Moved by this incident, their awareness of discrimination and racism directed toward the APA community grew and manifested in such a way that action was necessary. You may ask what exactly happened to Vincent Chin that brought on this awareness
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course SPCM 1100 taught by Professor Jamie during the Fall '07 term at University of Georgia Athens.

Page1 / 2

SPCM ceremonial speech - I m sure we have all heard the...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online