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From Xiaoxing Xi To Japanese American Internment: Targeting Immigrant Communities As National Security Threats

  • City College San Francisco 808 Kearny Street San Francisco, CA, 94108 United States (map)

Join Professor Xiaoxing Xi, Dr. Hatem Bazian, Donald K. Tamaki, and other leaders from Chinese American, Japanese American, and Muslim American communities for a historic panel discussion.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 6:00-7:30PM
City College San Francisco, Chinatown/North Beach Campus
808 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108, Room 402

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In May 2015, Professor Xiaoxing Xi was arrested and charged by the U.S. government for passing sensitive technology secrets to China. His home was raided by the FBI and he was widely labeled a spy, but months later all charges against him were dropped without explanation. The government did not understand the science in their case and had misconstrued Professor Xi's academic work. His case is the latest in a spate of wrongful prosecutions of Chinese American scientists for economic espionage. Come hear Professor Xi tell his story, and learn more about how you can protect yourself if you are unjustly targeted by law enforcement.

The panel will bring together perspectives on a broader history of racial profiling by the U.S. government in the name of national security, including wrongful espionage prosecutions of Chinese American scientists, profiling of Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian communities post-9/11, and the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII, and will discuss the importance of building broad-based coalitions to combat such unjust targeting.

To learn more about Professor Xi's case and this event, visit Share on social media using the hashtags #scientistsnotspies and #endracialprofiling.