PBS Books Virtual Event: Author Talk with Paula Yoo

PBS Books Virtual Event: Author Talk with Paula Yoo

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Author Paula Yoo

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In anticipation of the encore presentation of Who Killed Vincent Chin, airing June 20 on WXXI-TV, author Paula Yoo discusses her new book about Vincent's killing and the trial.

Leading up to the special encore presentation of the Academy Award® nominated film, Who Killed Vincent Chin, PBS Books will host a virtual event, Author Talk with Paula Yoo, on Wednesday, June 8 at 8 p.m. on WXXI's Facebook page. Paula will discuss her recently published book, "From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial That Galvanized the Asian American Movement." 

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the racially motivated murder of Vincent Chin, a Chinese American, murdered by two white men, Ronald Ebens and Michael Nitz, in Detroit, Michigan on June 19, 1982. The documentary, which originally aired on POV in March 1987, details the incident from initial eye-witness accounts, the ensuing murder trials to the lenient sentences the assailants received, and the repercussions for the families and community involved. Who Killed Vincent Chin? also chronicles how the case brought the disparate Asian American communities of Detroit together for the first time, and how they transformed themselves from a grassroots advocacy group into a national movement.

Who Killed Vincent Chin airs Monday, June 20 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV. 

Details of the event from PBS BOOKS