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Şehit Malcolm X ve dava arkadaşı olan Japon Yuri Kochiyama her ikisi de Amerika'da yaşanan ırkçılığın ve ayrımcılığın sonuna kadar karşısında olan ve mücadele eden iki aktivistdi.Yuri Kochiyama 54 yıl önce bugün suikast girişimi sonucu şehit olan Malcolm'un şehadetine tanıklık etmişti. #MalcolmX #YuriKochiyama

Melt my heart..... the windows of the old Smart N Final on Broadway is currently an art tribute to Asian American activism with an emphasis on the bay 😍😍😍🔥✊️I had to take a pic of the I Hotel and Yuri!!!!! 🔥#oakland #asianamericanactivists #ihotel #yurikochiyama #contentmatters #communityfirst #hellafamous

📷 Whats wrong with this picture?خائن Dont TRUST ANYONE. Fight with for your own ONLY! Yuri Kochiyama بحث لها #cointelpro #yurikochiyama #palestine🇵🇸 #palestinian #arab #arableague #palestine #freepalestine

Yuri Kochiyama and Angela Davis, lifelong champions of civil rights in the black, Latinx, Native American, and Asian American communities. ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #HSUadpic #HumboldtState #BHM2019 #YuriKochiyama #AngelaDavis

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#MyPurpose video is set to drop soon! There was an abundance of work and love that went into this project, and to see it finally manifesting in breathtaking form is so thrilling! We are truly, beyond excited to share this with you soon! . We brought it back to Harlem 125th for this one! We hoped to channel and move in reflection of Yuri Kochiyama's and Malcolm X's fighting, revolutionary spirits. ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 . #SpokenWordShortFilm #SpokenWord #Poets #Poetry #NYC #PoetsOfInstagram #ComingSoon #SlamPoetry #ShortFilm #Film #Art #Artists #BlackArt #LatinoArt #AfroLatino #SelfLove #SelfCare #Actors #Models #Performers #Support #Community #BlackHistoryMonth #MalcolmX #YuriKochiyama #125th #Harlem

This Week's #WOCWednesday is Yuri Kochiyama (May 19, 1921 – June 1, 2014) “Kochiyama was a tireless political activist who dedicated her life to contributing to social change through her participation in social justice and human rights movement. She was born and raised in San Pedro, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, her father, just out of surgery, was arrested and detained in a hospital. “He was the only Japanese in that hospital,” Kochiyama recalls, “so they hung a sheet around him that said, ‘Prisoner of War.’” He died shortly thereafter. In 1943, under President Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066, Kochiyama and her family were sent to a concentration camp in Jerome, Arkansas, for two years. This experience and her father’s death made Kochiyama highly aware of governmental abuses and would forever bond her to those engaged in political struggles. After being released, she moved to New York and married Bill Kochiyama, veteran of the all-Japanese American 442nd combat unit of the U.S. Army. Kochiyama’s activism started in Harlem in the early 1960s, where she participated in the Asian American, Black, and Third World movements for civil and human rights, ethnic studies, and against the war in Vietnam. She was a fixture in support movements involving organizations such as the Young Lords and the Harlem Community for Self Defense. As founder of Asian Americans for Action, she also sought to build a more political Asian American movement that would link itself to the struggle for Black liberation. “Racism has placed all ethnic peoples in similar positions of oppression poverty and marginalization.” In 1963, she met Malcolm X. Their friendship and political alliance changed her life and outlook. She joined his group, the Organization for Afro-American Unity, to work for racial justice and human rights. Yuri was present on the day he was tragically shot and killed in 1965. In the 1980s, Kochiyama worked in the redress and reparations movement for Japanese-Americans along with her husband Bill. Learn more about Kochiyama in her biography Passing It On and the film Passion for Justice.” – https://www.zinnedproject.org/ Rest in Power, #YuriKochiyama

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