Setting the Captives Free: Yuri Kochiyama and Her Lifelong Fight against Unjust Imprisonment

February 28, 2019 | 42:48 mins

Grace Y. Kao reflects on Yuri Kochiyama, an activist known for her cross-racial solidarity work on causes such as reparations, Puerto Rican independence, and black nationalism. Grace emphasizes two areas that Kochiyama’s biographers have often overlooked: her central passion for fighting against unjust imprisonment, which grew out of her own experience of internment, and her Christian faith.

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