Live Commemoration Speakers: Banny Chen, Family of Pvt. Danny Chen; City Councilwoman Margaret Chin; Sook Ling Lai, Chinatown Head Start; Singer Charles Pang; Elizabeth R. OuYang, Organizer; Justin Yu, Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association; Wellington Chen, Chinatown BID/Partnership
The commemoration will be live streamed on YouTube and Facebook to P.S. 130 5th graders. The virtual event will begin at 10:45 a.m. and be recorded and distributed to the public.
- Virtual speakers: David Henry Hwang, Librettist of the Opera, “An American Soldier” based on Pvt. Danny Chen’s story; DeShauna Barber, CEO-Service Women’s Action Network
- Fort Hood Families: Lyman Paul,cousin of Pvt. Corlton Chee; Lerma B. Boehm and Christina Asuncion, mother and friend of Pvt. Mejhor Morta; Ngo Thi Pham, wife of Miguel Angel Colon Vazquez
COMMITTEE TO KEEP PRIVATE DANNY CHEN’S LEGACY ALIVE: Amy Chen, Ada Chen, Banny Chen, American Legion Post 1291, Service Women’s Action Network, Veterans for Peace-NYC Chapter, Chinatown Head Start, Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, Chinatown BID/Partnership, Families with Children from China Greater New York, OCA-NY Asian Pacific American Advocates, OCA NJ, The Rotary Club of Chinatown, New York, Chinatown Youth Initiatives, JACL-NY, UA3, Virus:Racism, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, Asian American Performers Action Coalition; Leviathan Lab; Yangtze Repertory Theatre of America, Renny Fong, Elizabeth R. OuYang, Judith Lê, Ivy Pan