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Asian American leaders will announce plans to mark the 40th anniversary of Vincent Chin’s death at a news conference on Monday. The leaders include Roland Hwang, James Shimoura and Helen Zia. They are founding members of American Citizens for Justice. The Detroit-based Asian American civil rights group was founded in reaction to the fatal beating of Chinese American Vincent Chin in 1982. Chin died after two white autoworkers who mistook him for being Japanese brutally beat him with a baseball bat. They were sentenced to three years’ probation, fined $3,000 and released. Chin’s name has resurfaced recently amid a spike in hate crimes against Asian Americans since the beginning of the pandemic. Monday’s event will take place at Detroit’s Historic Chinatown.
Other headlines for April 29, 2022:
- Detroit Library commissioners oppose resolution to change appointment authority
- The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department launches outreach campaign to raise awareness of assistance to pay water bills
- Detroit’s Parks & Recreation Department holding job fairs for summer positions
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