Yuri Kochiyama: Passion for Justice

Thursday, July 11th, 6:00pm

Yuri Kochiyama: Passion for Justice

Sponsored by CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities, Brought to You by Women Make Movies


Dinner and reception


Yuri Kochiyama: Passion for Justice

Pat Saunders and Rea Tajiri, 1994, 57 min.

Yuri Kochiyama is a Japanese American woman who has lived in Harlem for more than 40 years with a long history of activism on a wide range of issues. Through extensive interviews with family and friends, archival footage, music and photographs, Yuri Kochiyama chronicles this remarkable woman’s contribution to social change through some of the most significant events of the 20th century, including the Black Liberation movement, the struggle for Puerto Rican independence, and the Japanese American Redress movement. In an era of divided communities and racial conflict, Kochiyama offers an outstanding example of an equitable and compassionate multiculturalist vision.

Following the film will be a panel discussion on the legacy of Kochiyama for API activism and organizing today.  

Suggested donation: $10. All proceeds will go towards supporting CAAAV programs.

Tickets: tinyurl.com/caaav-yuri

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