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Long live, long love, Yuri Kochiyama.

Long live, long love, Yuri Kochiyama.

  September 19, 2014 I remember the day I met Yuri Kochiyama and was the eager college student who got to be her assistant for a day at a conference.  Yuri  said she wanted to attend the workshop put on by the South Asian Network because she wanted to learn more about the South Asian struggle post 9/11. Yuri said she didn’t know much, but knew that the Japanese American and South Asian communities faced similar struggles with surveillance and xenophobia. Despite her being 85-years old at the time, Yuri felt like she still had more to learn.   Yuri fell asleep during a workshop because... read more