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Memoir On Activism Even on activism Even some may not enjoy this book for it is not climactic at all I personally found this to be a great pleasure to read I enjoyed learning about the Asian American experience during WWII and during the Civil Rights Movement My favorite aspect this book is Yuri s account of her close friendship with Malcolm X although I wish she expanded on that All the same it was fabulously interesting I would definitely recommend this educational well written and enjoyable book she s hella scrappy and disagreeable and utterly charming This book is inspiring as a memoir of the activist struggles that Yuri Kochiyama participated in a reminder that we can and should be fighting especially for black liberation decolonization and anti imperialism around the world However Yuri Kochiyama is not at all critical at least in this book of Communist dictators such as Mao and Castro These dictators violated their people s freedoms which is something that activists for black liberation and indigenous rights HAVEN T done so glorifying the dictators makes Yuri seem unnecessar. Passing It On is the account of an extraordinary Asian American woman who spoke out and fought shoulder to
Shoulder With African Americans with African Americans Amer.
free read Passing It OnIly badpropagandistic But I guess this was normal for black liberation movements of the past and Mao and Castro
did liberate the poor their countries and condemn racism She is amazing and inspiringliberate the in their countries and condemn racism She is amazing and inspiring she doesn t say is the most intriguing thing about this book This book is part memoir part scrapbook thanks to Yuri s skills in keeping detailed track of people and causes and her family offering up their Harlem apartment Yuri s skills in keeping detailed track of people and causes and her family offering up their Harlem apartment watering hole crash pad and crossroads for countless activists and movements The memoir draws from Yuri s firsthand accounts and records the Kochiyama Family donated to UCLA via Asian American Studies it is edited by Daughter Audee Kochiyama Holman Granddaughter Akemi Kochiyama Sardinha and Scholar Marjorie Lee Yuri covers the arc of her and Husband Bill s transformations from birth to concentration camp and 442nd Infantry days then on to participation in movements for civil rights self determination peace and justice as well as family developments Co editor Akemi does a good job in the foreword advising readers Expect Yuri to make strong pitches for movements campaigns and pol. Icans Latinos Asian Americans and Whites for social justice civil rights and prisoners and women's rights in the US and internationally for over half. Itical prisoners Expect babies
To Be Born Picturedbe born pictured hustled along in the tide of humanity with occasional pangs of maternal guilt Expect Yuri to focus on her shortcomings and to deflect recognition of her contributions That said if readers search between the lines of these primary source documents they can figure out why Yuri Bill and the Kochiyama Family are held in high esteem in diverse communities Fierce and compassionate Family centered Welcoming and loving Loyal to the point of corny Not afraid to take on the hardest causes no matter how harsh the conseuences Day after day Year after decade Yuri was a concentration camp survivor Sunday
SCHOOL TEACHER REPUBLIC OF NEW AFRICA MEMBER ELDER WHOteacher Republic of New Africa member Elder who Cuba and Peru talking Third World unity deep into her grannyhood She inspires Many thanks to the Kochiyama Family for making her and Bill s words available Yuri led an incredible life The book read almost like a scrapbookdiary While Yuri s kind of amazing and has led a fascinating life she s clearly too humble about it all to write a good autobiography It reads like a cursory history of the movemen. A century
A prolific writer and speaker on human rights Kochiyama has spoken at over 100 colleges and universitiesprolific writer and speaker on human rights Kochiyama has spoken at over 100 colleges and universities high schools in the US and Cana.