helen-zia

Helen Zia, 1952 - present

Helen Zia, 1952 – present

Helen Zia, 1952 – present

Helen Zia is a Chinese American journalist and activist for Asian American and LGBTQ rights. In 1982, Zia played a crucial role in bringing federal civil rights charges against the perpetrators of the killing of Vincent Chin, a Chinese American celebrating with friends at his bachelor party in Detroit in 1982, by two white autoworkers, and creating an Asian American response to this crime from her writings and advocacy. Zia’s work on this landmark civil rights case of anti-Asian violence is documented in the Academy Award nominated film,”Who Killed Vincent Chin?” Zia has been a leader on issues such as civil rights, women’s rights, and homophobia. In 1995, she traveled to the United Nations Fourth World Congress on Women as part of a delegation of journalists of color.

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  1. Helen Zia, 1952 – present

    Helen Zia is a Chinese American journalist and activist for Asian American and LGBTQ rights. In 1982, Zia played a crucial role in bringing federal civil rights charges against the perpetrators of the killing of Vincent Chin, a Chinese American celebrating with friends at his bachelor party in Detroit in 1982, by two white autoworkers, and creating an Asian American response to this crime from her writings and advocacy. Zia’s work on this landmark civil rights case of anti-Asian violence is documented in the Academy Award nominated film,”Who Killed Vincent Chin?” Zia has been a leader on issues such as civil rights, women’s rights, and homophobia. In 1995, she traveled to the United Nations Fourth World Congress on Women as part of a delegation of journalists of color.

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