Helen Zia (1952 – )

Social & Political Activist

Helen Zia is a Chinese American journalist and activist. A graduate of Princeton University’s first coeducational class, Zia has authored several books including The Last Boat out of Shanghai, Asian American Dreams: The Mergence of an American People and the co author of My Country Versus Me with Wen Ho Lee.

Zia was a leading voice in the organization of protests after the racially motivated killing of Vincent Chin, a Chinese American, in 1982. Her activism has significantly helped fight hate crimes, organize for battered Asian American women, and she is an advocate for gay and lesbian rights.

Zia was a leading voice in the organization of protests after the racially motivated killing of Vincent Chin, a Chinese American, in 1982. Her activism has significantly helped fight hate crimes, organize for battered Asian American women, and she is an advocate for gay and lesbian rights.

Sources:

“Helen Zia,” biography.yourdictionary.com, accessed January 11, 2021, https://biography.yourdictionary.com/helen-zia.

“Women’s Media Center,” http://www.womensmediacenter.com, accessed January 11, 2021, https://www.womensmediacenter.com/profile/helen-zia.“Zia, Helen | SpeakOut,” http://www.speakoutnow.org, accessed January 11, 2021, https://www.speakoutnow.org/speaker/zia-helen.

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