Press Release: Captain Yee to Speak at Minneapolis Forum on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

August 12, 2005

Source: Asian American Press

On August 12, 2005 the Asian American Press issued a press release announcing the upcoming Asian American Journalists Association’s National Conference. "The August 18 town hall meeting will allow community members, leaders and journalists to examine the relationship between Asian American and Pacific Islanders, justice and the media. An esteemed panel will explore recent examples of Asian Americans that have been unfairly tried in the media... The event will be the first major public appearance this year by former Army Capt. James Yee, a West Point graduate and Muslim chaplain who was unjustly accused of espionage while on duty at Guantanamo Bay Cuba, detained and eventually released with all charges dropped and no apologies. The event will explore Capt. Yee's ordeal and several other high-profile stories involving AAPIs who have made national headlines. Capt. Yee will join a panel discussion with Minnesota State Sen. Mee Moua, Bill Ong Hing, Professor of Law and Asian American Studies, University of Calif. Davis, Jaideep Singh, Sikh Mediawatch and Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund."