Yuri Kochiyama was a badass.
Casual confidant to Malcom X, a gifted community organizer, and tireless advocate for justice, Yuri saw, spoke, and embodied the power of solidarity in her over 90 years of life. I had the privilege of sitting down with her granddaughter Akemi Kochiyama to talk about Yuri’s legacy and how we continue to strive for social justice on my podcast, Kiskadee.
This work is close to our hearts as proud supporters of Akemi’s work with the Yuri Kochiyama Solidarity Fund through our Relief and Resilience Fund.
Before or after you listen, consider joining us March 8th at 4pm for an online conversation with Akemi herself about Yuri Kochiyama’s powerful work as an intersectional feminist organizer and champion for racial solidarity.
If you enjoyed Listening to Yuri’s Legacy, check out other Kiskadee podcasts exploring women identified, gender non-conforming and gender expansive communities across the Americas and how we are working to create a post pandemic future grounded in justice, abundance, hope and creativity and how you can be part of it.