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Yuri Kochiyama: Passion for Justice @ Maysles Cinema TONIGHT!

July 11, 2013 Events No Comments

From the Maysles Cinema calendar page:

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,

Grey Blocker
The end of graying hair!

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.

Please make sure to write “Yuri Kochiyama screening” in the “designate the program for your donation” field