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Memorial held for Pat Chin

Published Jun 30, 2005 8:53 PM

Ben Dupuy and photo
of Pat Chin.

Close to 200 people gathered at the Lang Center in New York June 25 to remember Workers World Contributing Editor Pat Chin, who died of breast cancer May 16. The meeting, billed as a celebration of her life, featured talks, performances, photo and literature displays and a videotape, all paying tribute to this remark able revolutionary and her contributions to the struggle for socialism.

Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, Haiti’s National People’s Party Secretary General Ben Dupuy, Korea Truth Commission leader Yoomi Jeong, anti-death-penalty lawyer Joan Gibbs, and Yugoslav anti-imperialist writer Nadja Tesich addressed the gathering. A long lineup of Workers World Party members also paid tribute. In fact, so many of Pat Chin’s comrades spoke that the program ended an hour later than planned. Beautiful a capella singing was provided by Jacque DuPree, Pam Parker and Naomi Cohen. Chin’s family members were also in attendance.

—Shelley Ettinger