Help Sherry Chen, Help Ourselves

社区华人齐聚汉宫声援遭受无端拘捕的华人科学家陈霞芬


活动举办协会
80-20 Initiative (80-20)
80-20 DC Chapter
American Chinese Culinary Federation (ACCF)
(美国中餐联盟)
ACCF DC Chapter
(美国中餐联盟华盛顿分会)
ACCF MD Chapter
(美国中餐联盟马里兰州分会)
ACCF VA Chapter
(美国中餐联盟维州分会)
Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA)
(亚太裔美国人公共事务联盟)
Association of Chinese American Professors and Scientists at the University of Maryland (ACAPS)
(马里兰大学华人教授科学家协会)
Calvin J Li Memorial Foundation
(李佳信慈善基金)
Chinese American Professors and Scientists Association at George Mason University
(乔治梅森大学华人教授学者协会)
Chinese American United Chamber of Commerce
(中美联合商会)
Chinese Association for Science and Technology Washington-DC Chapter
(旅美科协-DC)
Chinese Biopharmaceutical Association – USA
(美国华人生物医药科技协会)
Chinese Professional Development Association
(华人职业发展协会)
Committee of 100
(百人会)
Gansu American Friendship Association of Washington DC
(全美甘肃联谊会大华府分会)
Greater Washington Chinese American Community
(华盛顿华人社区联盟)
National Council of Chinese Americans
(美国华人全国委员会)
New Asian Leaders
(亚裔新领袖)
Tsinghua Alumni Association at Washington DC
(华盛顿地区清华校友会)
TUMU Engineers Salon
(华府华人土木工程沙龙)
United States China Association of Commerce
(美中工商联合会)
Washington DC Hiking Club
(大华府户外活动社)
有兴趣参加的社区协会,请联系:
Cliff Li 954-233-0672x254
or Help@NewAsianLeaders.org
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
2月16日,我们华人社区在汉宫举行了晚餐聚会,共商华人大事。为了不让陈霞芬的悲剧再次重演,为了不让排华法案的阴魂再困扰着我们和后代,我们需要携手面对共同的挑战,作为亚裔不能永远做哑裔,我们需要让民众听到我们的呼声!
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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美国数十年平权运动之后,类似“排华法案”等歧视华人的法律早已成为历史,但其造成的偏见时刻如阴影一般缠绕着我们,影响我们生活的各个方面。如今,日益崛起的中国经济使得社会对美国华人的感觉日趋复杂化。新一代移民,甚至那些不再会说中国话的孩子们都会遭到质疑。这种没有根据的猜测对每个华人都是一种潜在的威胁!

最近,陈霞芬女士(Sherry)、郗小星教授以及梁彼得警官的案子就是华人没有得到平等公正对待的典型案例。尽管主流媒体的质疑声骤起,尽管数名国会议员们多次质问,尽管科学界愈加关注,但司法部仍然置若罔闻,尤其是商业部在判决陈霞芬女士无罪之后,仍然没有给她恢复公职,无视陈霞芬的遭遇。在社会各界一浪高过一浪的质询声中,华人社区的声音在哪里,我们岂能袖手旁观,坐以待毙?

2月16日,我们在亚裔汉宫举行了晚餐聚会,共商华人大事。为了不让陈霞芬和梁警官的悲剧再次重演,为了不让排华法案的阴魂再困扰着我们和后代!我们需要携手面对共同的挑战,作为亚裔不能永远做哑裔,华人社区要团结起来面对共同的挑战,让民众听到我们的呼声。

在当天的活动现场,陈霞芬女士及律师团队出席了当天会议,并对自己的遭遇进行了阐述。与会各方人士随后纷纷发表了各自的看法,力挺陈霞芬女士,并号召全体华人站起来捍卫自己的权益。

会议最后呼吁:强烈支持四十多位国会议员对司法部的诉求,由独立单位展开调查是否种族,族群和前国籍作为考虑因素,造成最近多起亚裔科学家无端被逮捕入狱,却又因证据不足草草释放。我们必须得到应有的司法公正!同时,我们需要通过一系列活动为陈霞芬女士募得争取法庭公正所必需的法务律师费用,既为当事人,更为我们华裔自己!”

Collateral Damage
U.S. fight against Chinese espionage ensnares innocent Americans

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Sherry Chen: Letter to Supporters
感谢来自全国各地的同情和鼓励,还有一些个人和机构为支持我而筹划组织捐款,你们的努力让我感到无比温暖,我代表我的家人衷心地感谢你们每一个人!你们的每一份捐助对我都如同圣诞夜空中闪烁的彩灯,那么光明那么温暖人心。我相信有了你们的帮助,我不再孤独,黑夜一定会过去,光明终将会来到...
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From the Honorable S.B. Woo

If YOU become a VICTIM of government prosecution purely owing to your national origin, would you HOPE that the rests of your community will come to your aid?  

YOU bet.

So here is the situation. Sherry Chen became a VICTIM of DOJ's prosecution, suddenly dropped just before coming to trial. Her life is in shambles.  She has a big debt on her legal fees and she may still lose her job. What would you do?

If our hearts are made of stone, we'll say "Tough luck to her."  But A number of organizations together with 80-20 Educational Foundation think that most individuals in our community have hearts made of gold. We should help her to help ourselves.

We are co-hosting a dinner for two purposes.

(1) To raise a net amount of $18,000 for Sherry Chen's debt, and 

(2) To honor Peter Zeidenberg, who successfully defended both Sherry Chen and Dr. Xiaoxing Xi.

Date and Time: 6 pm on Feb. 16 (Tuesday)

Location:

China Garden, 1100 Wilson Boulevard,

Twin Towers -Mall Level

Rosslyn, VA 22209

Ticket prices: $100 ($75 tax deductible);  a head table will be $50O, with $475 tax deductible

Program: Keynote speech by Peter Zeidenberg whose Washington Post Op Ed:

"Chinese Americans are caught mistakenly in the U.S.s cybercrime dragnet" 

What can you do to help?

Those living in the Greater D.C. area:  Buy a ticket for $100 or $500, perhaps a table for $1,000.

Those living elsewhere:  Donate money and give the ticket to a friend in D.C.

View a GREAT 3-part video about AsAms:  

http://youtu.be/h781_ECSJYM

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