As a recently published Maclean’s article on the influx of Asian students in Canadian universities highlights, racial tensions are still prevalent on campus, despite the image of Asian-Americans changing from perpetual foreigner to model minority. Join the Pan-Asia Student Society for the screening of Who Killed Vincent Chin?, a 1987 documentary film on the racially-motivated murder of Vincent Chin, an incident that is cited as the catalyst for political activity amongst Asian-Americans. His murder sparked the creation of the Asian-American consciousness, uniting disparate racial and cultural identities with the common experience of discrimination. After the screening, Professors Takashi Fujitani, Lisa Yoneyama, and Roland Coloma will chair a roundtable discussion on the movie, the incident itself, and its lasting influence on today’s perception of what it means to be Asian in North America.
The screening will begin promptly at 1:10 PM in 108N in the North House of the Munk School of Global Affairs, with the subsequent roundtable discussion starting around 3:00 PM. Refreshments will be provided. Please note the event is only open to UofT students and faculty.
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