"After Vincent Chin: A New Civil Rights Movement" A Talk by Frank H. Wu

Mon, Apr 11, 2011 @ 7:00pm - 4:00pm

Join MOCA for 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. 


Frank H. 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 he 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.

Prior to his academic career, Chancellor Wu held a clerkship with the late U.S. District Judge Frank J. Battisti in Cleveland and practiced law with the firm of Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco. He received a B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan.


Talk introduced and moderated by Judge Denny Chin


Denny Chin is a United States Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He was sworn in on April 26, 2010. 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. He presided over both civil and criminal cases, including 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 and the guilty plea and sentencing of financier Bernard L. Madoff.
He was the first Asian American appointed a United States District Judge outside the Ninth Circuit. As of March 2011, he was the only federal appellate judge of Asian American descent on active status in the country.

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


Co-sponsored by Asian American Bar Association of New York.

Outreach Partners: Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund; Asian Americans for Equality