Vincent Chin Exhibit

New Canaan Library

From May 01 to May 31, 2023
9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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New Canaan Library joins the Fairfield County Chapter of the OCA - a national organization advocating for the rights of Asian Americans - and community partners in celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander National Heritage Month. Throughout May, the Library will feature an exhibit on the 1982 killing of Vincent Chin, a racially motivated crime that galvanized a new civil rights movement.

In the 1980s, fuel-efficient Japanese cars caused massive layoffs in Detroit. Racial tensions were high. The two were sentenced to 3 years’ probation and a $3,000 fine but served no jail time. Diverse Asian American groups rose in protest, leading to the Asian American Civil Rights Movement.

Contact Name: Julia Rae Hodenfield

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Contact Phone: (203) 594-5083

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This event is free of charge.

No ticket required. Visit anytime when New Canaan Library is open. It is located at 151 Main St., New Canaan, CT 06840

(203) 594-5000


New Canaan Library
151 Main St, New Canaan
New Canaan, CT 06840

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Parking lot directly across from main entrance on Maple St.

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05/01/20239:00 am8:00 pm
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