THIS YEAR’S THEME: REMEMBERING OUR POLITICAL PRISONERS OVER 800 YEARS IN CAPTIVITY
Yuri Kochiyama was our beloved comrade and stanch supporter of BPPP, We would like to invite you join us as we Honor and Remember Yuri on Saturday 10/04/14 @4pm Line-up: “Yuri Kochiyama: Passion for Justice” Film by Pat Saunders and Rea Tajiri.
Yuri Kochiyama was a Japanese American civil rights activist whose family was sent to an internment camp after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, as were 130,000 other Japanese Americans. In the 1960s she became an activist after meeting and working with Malcolm X. For over 40 years she has dedicated her life to working for a better world, becoming involved in many causes including racial justice, human rights, advocating for the rights of political prisoners, nuclear disarmament, and reparations to Japanese-Americans who were interned during World War II. Yuri Kochiyama was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 as part of the 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize project.
“BUT YOU CAN’T JAIL A REVOLUTION”
A TV network investigation team visits a small Louisiana town to film racial profiling and the police killing of an unarmed grandfather on his porch. There they find out that the town is also home to the grave of Black Panther Party Leader,Fred Hampton, and the dynamic Illinois State Chapter Chairman. Hampton was killed in an illegal Chicago police raid in 1969. Activists around the world remember “Chairman Fred.” But so does the Klu Klux Klan. See the shocking details of the desecration of “Chairman Fred’s grave.
“YOU CAN JAIL A REVOLUTIONARY, BUT YOU CAN’T JAIL THE REVOLUTION! YOU CAN KILL A REVOLUTIONARY, BUT YOU CAN’T KILL THE REVOLUTION!! !” – Fred Hampton
Maysles Cinema 343 Malcolm X Blvd In the Village of Harlem 411 firstname.lastname@example.org
Produced by the Black Panther Commemoration Committee, NY in conjunction with Maysles Cinema.