Author and Activist Helen Zia is the author of the Last Boat out of Shanghai, My Country Versus Me, and Asian American Dreams. The daughter of immigrants from China, Zia first gained prominence in the 1980s as the national organizer and spokesperson for the Justice for Vincent Chin campaign, a story currently under development as a television series. Zia has served as Executive Editor of Ms. Magazine, and she writes regularly for the New York Times, Washington Post, and other publications. As an activist, Zia speaks out on a range of issues, from human rights and women’s rights, and she is playing a lead role in developing movement strategies to counter hate, violence, and homophobia. Zia is a Princeton alumna and has honorary degrees from the University of San Francisco and the City University of New York Law School.