May 19 2022

Building Community and BIPOC Solidarity

Yuri Kochiyama Solidarity Fund & more


The Yuri Kochiyama Solidarity Fund, with support from Hella Heart Oakland, New Breath Foundation, Women's Foundation California and AAPIP presents Building Community and BIPOC Solidarity. Join Akemi Kochiyama, Jeff Chang, Tamara Payne, and Chinua Thelwell for a virtual conversation about Yuri Kochiyama’s impact and legacy for racial solidarity in today's climate. Panelists will reflect on the opportunities and challenges of building racial solidarity, the power in collective power towards justice for all and the critical role of the arts in this work.

The webinar will also be a celebration of Yuri Kochiyama and Malcolm X’s birthdays as the official launch of the Yuri Kochiyama Solidarity Fund. Be the first to learn more about the Fund, its vision, and how you can support the work.

Akemi Kochiyama - scholar-activist, community builder who currently serves as the Director of Advancement at Manhattan Country School
Jeff Chang - Critically acclaimed, award-winning journalist and author
Tamara Payne - Award-winning co-author of The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X
Chinua Thelwell - assistant professor of history and Africana studies at William & Mary



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