Curated by Fred Ho.
In Heartbeat of Struggle (University of Minnesota Press, 2005), Diane C. Fujino traces the life of one of the most prominent and widely respected Asian American activists to emerge from the 1960’s human rights movements. Join AAWW in celebrating this biographical tribute to Yuri Kochiyama. The program will feature a presentation by Fujino and special guest appearances by Esperanza Martell, Baba Herman and Laura Whitehorn.
Diane C. Fujino is a scholar and an activist. She is currently the associate professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Heartbeat of Struggle is her first book.
Esperanza Martell is a human rights activist, educator, board member at the Brecht Forum, coordinator of ProLIBERTAD’s Campaign to Free Puerto Rican Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War, and cofounder of Caa Atabex Ache (House of Women’s Power).
Baba Herman is a founding member of the Organization of Afro-American Unity, co-founder of the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee and National Co-Chair of The Jericho Amnesty Movement for US Political Prisoners.
Laura Whitehorn is an ex-political prisoner, artist and activist for anti-racist, anti-war and women’s liberation movements. She is co-writer ofLegal Issues for Women in Federal Prisons and Shawnee Unit—A Control Unit For Women.
7pm at the Workshop, $5 suggested donation. Please RSVP at 212.494.0061.
Cosponsored by NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program & Institute.