A Revolutionary Friendship

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Fri, 05/17/2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
In 1963, Asian American activist Yuri Kochiyama shook hands with Malcolm X for the first time. Over the next few years, Yuri and Malcolm would share a friendship that was grounded in fighting oppression and finding voice for their communities. In addition to sharing a passion for tackling systemic racism, they also shared a birth date, and ultimately Malcolm’s final moment together.
 
Yuri Kochiyama cradled  Malcolm X  right after his assassination Feb 21, 1965 . They were both born on May 19th
 
Special Co-host Jenna Yokoyama
 
From The Grassroots agitates for social change using music, commentary, satire and analysis to provoke thought and discussion.
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