Okay so following right after the first blog post I wanted to let everyone know that HELEN ZIA, GAY RIGHTS AND ASIAN AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST, IS COMING TO BRYN MAWR ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22ND at 8 PM in DALTON 300!! COME AND BRING ALL YOUR FRIENDS!!!!
HELEN ZIA is the author of “Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People”, a finalist for the prestigious Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize. President Bill Clinton quoted from “Asian American Dreams” at two separate speeches in the Rose Garden. She is also co-author, with Wen Ho Lee, of “My Country Versus Me”, which reveals what happened to the Los Alamos scientist who was falsely accused of being a spy for China in the “worst case since the Rosenbergs.” Her work on the 1980s Asian American landmark civil rights case of anti-Asian violence is documented in the Academy Award nominated film, “Who Killed Vincent Chin?” and she was profiled in Bill Moyers’ PBS documentary, “Becoming American: The Chinese Experience”. Zia and her spouse were married during the gay weddings that took place in San Francisco during President’s Day weekend of 2004, and again in 2008 when the California Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples are entitled to marriage equality.