The 1982 Murder of Vincent Chin

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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To build bridges of understanding, we must take time to listen to the experiences of others. 

Rolling Ridge is launching "Voices and Stories" as a new ONLINE series that uses historical education and contemplative listening to open hearts and minds to the events that have shaped American society today.

With the recent rise of anti-Asian sentiment, the "1982 Murder of Vincent Chin" will serve as the third event of our "Voices and Stories" series. The recent flare-up in violence against Asian Americans is reviving the story of Vincent Chin, a Chinese man beaten to death in Detroit by two white men who never spent a day in prison.

This case of injustice for the Asian community ignited a movement in Civil Rights history that many people don't know much about. 

Join us on June 23rd from 11 am to 1 pm to learn about the murder of Vincent Chin and how his death continues to be a rallying cry for Asian American activism.  Following an overview of this aspect of American history, we will move into a time of contemplative sharing and reflective conversation as we consider the implications on anti-Asian hate today and what we need to do to build bridges of understanding and to take a stand for justice.

Although there is no fee for this program, your generous donation allows Rolling Ridge to continue our mission and ministry of contemplative spirituality. Thank you. 

Please check out our website for other events in our Voices and Stories series

About the leader(s)

Lawrence Jay

As the Executive Director of Rolling Ridge, Lawrence works in partnership with the staff to ensure that the guest experience at the Ridge is top quality.  He also partners with retreat leaders to provide excellent programming at the Ridge, and is available to speak about the ongoing ministry and historic mission of Rolling Ridge as a place of rest, retreat, and transformation.  A trained spiritual director and ordained American Baptist pastor, he is a graduate of UCLA, Golden Gate Seminary, Franciscan School of Theology, American Baptist Seminary of the West, and the Gateways to God Missional Spiritual Direction Program.  Eco-spirituality is his passion (and was his doctoral dissertation), encouraging everyone to live into the fullness of our connection with nature, God, and all people.