March 1, 2009

...another weekend with one too many stories to blog about...

friday, hosted son of ran, rob grimes and reign major at the terrace: great show! one too many beers over here.

saturday, uci kababayan conference: thank you to all who came to our (krish and i) workshop. we had fun!
saturday night, jaccc for "a song for ourselves" film premiere! congrats tadillac! great film, great show! blue scholars killed it!
saturday night night, oiwaki's bar for the afterparty! hella fun. phatrick, as always, kept the party live. again, one too many beers over here. "passionate" conversations with zar and geo to end the night!

sunday, brunch to celebrate steph's birthday! happy birthday, sis!!! we love you!

overall, great times... shout out to everyone who came out to the show, and a special "yao, yao..." to: zar, bee, grace, jeff, kandi, rob, ran, geo, saba, kiwi, tad, phat, steph and of course, kat carrido, my ace!!!

krish and i are finally winding down with kahlil and enjoying our family... here's a picture to help sum up a wonderful weekend:

yuri kochiyama... 'nuff said!

taken from

Who is Yuri Kochiyama?

Yuri Kochiyama (1921- ) is a grassroots civil rights activist who has involved herself in a wide range of issues from international political prisoner rights, nuclear disarmament, and Japanese redress for World War II internment. In the 1940s Yuri Kochiyama and her family were one of the many Japanese Americans to be sent to internment camps following the bombing at Pearl Harbor. Several years later she saw many similarities between how the Japanese had been treated in the camps and how many minority groups, especially blacks, were treated in the U.S. at the time. For more than sixty years afterwards Yuri Kochiyama has been an enthusiastic activist and a key supporter of many civil rights groups: in the 1960s she was a member of the Harlem Parents Committee organizing protests for more street lights in her neighborhood, and in 1977 she and 29 others from the Puerto Rican group the Young Lords stormed the Statue of Liberty to bring attention to the issue of Puerto Rican independence. Perhaps most famously, Yuri Kochiyama was a close friend and associate of Malcolm X, and was by his side at his assassination in 1965.

1 comment:

Wren said...

thats dope I just saw Yuri Kochiyama speak at Youth Speaks a little while back, such a honor to be in her presence...