Wednesday, December 21, 2011 7:30 PM — PLEASE BE PROMPT!
As a courtesy to us, please RSVP:
Compared to our monthly Happy Hours that regularly get 100s of attendees, the book club meetings are significantly smaller events where Asian professionals get together in a more intimate environment to chat over dinner and drinks.
This event is free for members and non-members alike — BUT please buy DINNER AND AT LEAST ONE DRINK to support our venue.
The article we will be discussing this month is:
“Ching Chong, Chinaman”: The De-Americanization of Asian Americans, by Bill Ong Hing
Eight U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan have been arrested in connection with the apparent suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen, a 19-year-old infantryman who was Chinese American. The arrests came after family members pressured the Pentagon to investigate allegations that Chen had been repeatedly taunted with racial slurs. The alleged anti-Asian bullying and taunting started during basic training when fellow soldiers used a mocking accent while calling him Jackie Chen; others allegedly told him to “go back to China.” The eight soldiers have been charged with dereliction of duty and manslaughter. Asian American history is replete with examples of the de-Americanization of its members by vigilante racism.
Hope to see you there!
263 West 30th Street. (btw. 7th and 8th)
New York, NY 10001
Take the A/C/E or 1/2/3 to 34th St-Penn Station.