You may not recognize the name Vincent Chin, but mention it to a Yankee ex-pat who lived in Michigan during the 1980s and theyll likely remember Chin's tragic death at the hands of two auto workers during the early days of America's fall from its position as an industrial superpower. Vincent Who? examines the Chinese-American Mr. Chin's brutal baseball-bat slaying and the light-handed sentencing his killers received, not to mention the galvanizing effect his death had on Asian-Americans across the country. Presented by Kendra Warden, Vanderbilt's program coordinator for leadership development and intercultural affairs, an after-film discussion will focus on the pan Asian-American civil rights movement that traces its origins back to Chin's murder.
Wed., March 17, 7 p.m., 2010