kochiyama

For your multimedia pleasure

Because when I grow up I wanna be like Yuri Kochiyama.

The Blue Scholars song on youtube (audio only)

The Impact of Malcolm X on Asian American Politics and Activism, by Yuri Kochiyama (pdf format).  From Blacks, Latinos, and Asians in Urban America: Status and Prospects for Politics and Activism, 1994.

Twelve Years a Slave is available online (text format).

Sin Pais, a short documentary about deportation (streaming on PBS).

Sa-I-Gu refers to April 29 in LA.  From a Korean American women’s perspective (on youtube).

roadkill

Your children

Subtitled:  In which resistance cuts a heroic figure and then feels like lecturing about how it takes a village.

So last week I was walking through the parking lot when I noticed a small child standing behind a large car.  A white woman was standing by the driver’s door.  Then she got in.  I noticed the car was running, so I went up to the boy and asked him where his parents were.  I stood directly in back of the car and I could see the driver in the rear view mirror.  Continue reading

pencil

That time of year again

Lots of school supplies on sale right now.  If you have a chance, buy a few and drop them off at your local food pantry.  Thanks.

Also, I do not want to hear any complaints from well-off parents about buying items like tissues, paper towels or copy paper.  In many areas, teachers buy these sorts of supplies for their classrooms out of their own pocket.

nina

Be the match.

This is Nina with her son Donovan. Nina has stage IV lymphoma. Her best hope of survival is a bone marrow transplant.

Please consider being tested to see if you are a match for Nina or someone else out there. Because Donovan needs his mother.  Because somebody out there needs you.

Nina’s website is here.  More information for marrow donors here.