Press Release (04/06/11): MOCA Presents "After Vincent Chin: A New Civil Rights Movement" A Talk by Frank H. Wu

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Monday, April 11 7pm - 8:30pm

Admission: $12/adult; $8/senior(65+); FREE for MOCA members, teachers & students (with valid ID) RSVP REQUIRED to

APRIL 6, 2011 NEW YORK, NY— On April 11, 2011, the MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA (MOCA) will host a dialogue with Frank H. Wu, Chancellor & Dean of University of California Hastings College of Law and author of Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White, on the future of civil rights and civic engagement in multiracial America. Chancellor Wu will be discussing the 1982 murder of Vincent Chin by two white autoworkers and the subsequent series of unjust court decisions which inspired a widespread civil rights movement among the Asian American community. The talk will be introduced and moderated by Judge Denny Chin.

Chancellor Wu began his service as Chancellor & Dean of University of California Hastings College of Law in July 2010. He was a member of the faculty at Howard University for a decade. He also served as Dean of Wayne State University Law School in his hometown of Detroit and has been a visiting professor at George Washington University, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, an adjunct professor at Columbia University, and a teaching fellow at Stanford University. Chancellor Wu is the author of Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White and co-author of Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment.

Denny Chin is a United States Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Judge Chin graduated from Princeton University magna cum laude and received his law degree from Fordham Law School. From September 13, 1994, through April 23, 2010, Judge Chin served as a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, where he presided over both civil and criminal cases involving Megan’s Law, the Million Youth March, Al Franken’s use of the phrase “Fair and Balanced” in the title of a book, the Naked Cowboy, the Google Books settlement, and the United Nations Oil for Food Program. He also presided over the trial of an Afghan warlord charged with conspiring to import heroin as well as the guilty plea and sentencing of financier Bernard L. Madoff. Judge Chin was the first Asian American to be appointed to the United States District Court outside of the Ninth Circuit. As of March 2011, he is also the only federal appellate judge of Asian American descent on active status in the country.

This event is co-sponsored by Asian American Bar Association of New York.
Outreach Partners: Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund and Asian Americans for Equality.

About Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)

The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is the leading national museum dedicated to preserving and presenting the history and culture of people of Chinese descent in the United States. From its Maya Lin-designed home on the border of Chinatown and SoHo in New York City at 215 Centre Street, MOCA collects and displays historical and cultural artifacts, and organizes traveling exhibitions, classes, discussions, and events that explore all aspects of the Chinese American experience in the United States. MOCA began as a community-based organization founded in 1980 by Chinese American artists, historians and students who felt that the memories of first-generation “old-timers” in Chinatown would be lost without oral history, photo documentation, research, and collecting efforts. Now a resource for historians and community members alike, the Museum has evolved into a national keeper of cultural information and an influential voice in the ongoing history of Chinese and Chinese American culture across the country. The Museum’s original location at 70 Mulberry Street, currently the Collections and Research Center, is in the heart of Chinatown on the second floor of the historic, century-old school building that was once Public School 23. For more information, visit

Monday: 11am-5pm
Thursday: 11am-9pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am-5pm
The Museum is closed to the public on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, except for prescheduled group tours and special programs.

General Admission: $7
Seniors (65+ with ID) and
Students (w/school ID): $4
Children under 12 in groups less than 8: Free
MOCA Members: Free

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MOCA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization supported by its members, individual donors, and by public and private funds.