The event will take place on October 4th, 2016 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Roosevelt House, located on 47-49 East 65th St. For more information, contact AALDEF: 212.966.5932
Event Description:Professor Xiaoxing Xi (left), a Chinese American physicist at Temple University, was suddenly arrested in May 2015 and charged by the U.S. government with passing technology secrets to China. The charges against him were dropped because in its rush to judgment, the federal government misconstrued his academic research. Professor Xi is just one example in a long list of Asian American scientists, from Wen Ho Lee to Sherry Chen, who have been falsely charged with espionage by the federal government.
We are honored to have Joyce Xi (right), daughter of Professor Xi, speak about her family’s ordeal. She is calling for the U.S. government to apologize for its misdeeds and take action to prevent unjust racial profiling of Asian American scientists in the name of national security.
Moderated by AALDEF executive director Margaret Fung and Distinguished Professor Peter Kwong
Organized by Mapping Asian American New York (MAANY)& Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)
Cosponsored by Asian American Studies Program, Hunter College
Funded by Roosevelt House and the Dean of Arts and Sciences, Hunter College.