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One Detroit’s AAPI Coverage

One Detroit’s AAPI Coverage

Local Stories | Resources | Share Your AAPI Story

As the U.S. continues its battle against COVID-19, it is also battling a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans. In a new report, the nonprofit organization Stop AAPI Hate reported over 6,600 hate incidents over the past year—an increase of 2,800 from the year before. One Detroit has been covering the responses and stories of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in Southeast Michigan—you can find more of our local coverage below as well as links to resources both local and national.

 

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LOCAL STORIES

IS/LAND Premieres ‘Invisible Embrace’ Inspired by Japanese Internment Camp Survivors’ Stories

IS/LAND Premieres ‘Invisible Embrace’ Inspired by Japanese Internment Camp Survivors’ Stories

An archive of oral history interviews with Japanese internment camp survivors has inspired Detroit Asian American artists collective IS/LAND to create “Invisible Embrace,” a performance that provides audiences a space and experience to share, learn and reflect on the experiences of Japanese internment camp survivors. One Detroit Arts & Culture producer Sarah Smith talks with IS/LAND’s Amber Kao.

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Rise of Anti-Asian Hate Revives Asian American Civil Rights Movement Sparked by Vincent Chin’s Murder

Rise of Anti-Asian Hate Revives Asian American Civil Rights Movement Sparked by Vincent Chin’s Murder

Nearly 40 years after the racially motivated murder of Chinese American Vincent Chin in Detroit, the hate crime is being seen in a new light alongside a more recent rise in anti-Asian hate across the country; one that looks similar to Chin’s case, but some experts say is much worse. One Detroit’s Bill Kubota explores how Vincent Chin’s legacy shaped Asian American civil rights activists today.

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Through A New Lens: Revisiting ‘Who Killed Vincent Chin?’, Asian American Civil Rights Nearly 40 Years Later 

Through A New Lens: Revisiting ‘Who Killed Vincent Chin?’, Asian American Civil Rights Nearly 40 Years Later 

Nearly four decades after the documentary “Who Killed Vincent Chin?” premiered, the filmmakers Christine Choy and Renee Tajima-Peña, alongside Detroit Public TV’s Juanita Anderson, join Detroit-area filmmaker Chien-An Yuan to talk about the making of the documentary, the civil rights movement they covered in real-time, and the significance the film still holds nearly today. 

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RESOURCES

Understanding the Differences between Hate Incidents and Hate Crimes:

Hate Incident=Hate Speech but no damage to person or property
Call Michigan Department of Civil Rights
MDCR counts incidents: 800-482-3604
StopAAPIHate.org
aapihatecrimes.org

Hate Crime=Hate Speech with damage to person or property
Get to a safe place
Call 911
Call local police; file a report
FBI 800-CALL FBI
AG Hate Crimes Hotline 313-456-0180
hatecrimes@michigan.gov

Local Asian American Organizations:

Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission MAPAAC@michigan.gov
American Citizens for Justice 
Council of Asian Pacific Americans ryan@capa-mi.org
APIAVote-Michigan
Association of Chinese Americans 313-831-1790
Japanese American Citizens League-Detroit  tbm0306@live.com
Korean American Community Detroit 248-945-9044
MIIndia.com
Philippine American Community Center 248-443-703
Rising Voices of Asian American Families 

 

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources: 

Asian American Psychological Association
Yellow Chair Collective

 

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