Author Archives: Mary Uyematsu Kao

About Mary Uyematsu Kao

Publications Coordinator for UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press for 26 years. Asian American Studies MA 2007.

Chol Soo Lee Day of Remembrance, March 21, 2015

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Asian American Studies at a Crossroads—Conference March 5-6, 2015

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Yuri Kochiyama & Tempt One Featured in Amerasia 40.3

The latest issue of Amerasia Journal brings the stories of two powerful people to our readers.  The first is a 32-page tribute to the late Yuri Kochiyama, who passed away in June of 2014.  A collection of remembrances from three … Continue reading

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AASC Winter Colloquium will feature Margaret Rhee

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Oakland, L.A., & New York Memorials for Yuri Kochiyama

Two Yuri Kochiyama Memorials during Black August It is symbolic that two Yuri Kochiyama Celebrations-of-Life took place during the month of August. August was designated “Black August” in the early 1970s in honor of the fallen Black freedom fighters who … Continue reading

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August 31, Los Angeles Celebration of Life for Yuri Kochiyama

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Memorials for Yuri Kochiyama in Los Angeles and New York

Please join the Kochiyama Family at the Los Angeles and New York memorials MEMORIALS FOR YURI KOCHIYAMA: -LOS ANGELES August 31, 2014 (Sunday) 2:00 – 4:30 pm Aratani/ Japan America Theatre 244 South San Pedro Street (bet. 2nd & 3rd … Continue reading

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August 3rd Celebration of the Life of Yuri Kochiyama

August 3, 2014 the Scottish Rite Auditorium was the site of the Kochiyama family’s Celebration of Life for their mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Yuri Kochiyama.  A heartfelt program of speakers, musicians, poets, and family brought together hundreds of folks whose lives … Continue reading

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Yuri Kochiyama’s Spirit Lives On

  On June 1, 2014, one of the great champions of human rights passed away at the age of 93.  Yuri Kochiyama was one of Malcolm X’s many disciples, carrying on his visions of a better humanity through her daily … Continue reading

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Fall Colloquium Series to feature Akemi Kikumura Yano, Oct. 14

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