Yuri Kochiyama was a lifelong political activist who supported a wide range of social justice and human rights movements more than fifty years, including the civil rights and antiwar movements and the fight for fight for ethnic studies, the anti-apartheid movement, the struggle for Puerto Rican independence, reparations for Japanese Americans, African Americans and Native Americans, the rights of political prisoners in the United States, nuclear disarmament, and movements for racial and economic justice and sovereignty all over the world.
Joining us to discuss her legacy and share was her granddaughter Akemi Kochiyama, co-coordinator of the Yuri Kochiyama Archives Project and co-editor of Passing It On: A Memoir by Yuri Kochiyama (2004, UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press).
Learn more about Yuri:
STANDING ABOVE THE CLOUDS follows Native Hawaiian mother-daughter activists as they stand to protect their sacred mountain Mauna Kea from the building of the world's largest telescope.
Links from the Film Makers:
Standing Above the Clouds Website
Standing Above the Clouds is Proud to be a part of the PBS Short Film Festival! Please share the information below to vote with your views!
Celebrating the One Year Anniversary of Pu’uhonua o Pu’uhuluhulu. And to find more information about TMT Shut Down Week!
What can I do?
1) Email the regents at firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Make a post on social media! #UCDivestTMT
3) Fill out the form! http://bit.ly/maunakeajustice
How do I find more information?
Fifty Years of Mismanaging Mauna Kea
The Beauty Of Mauna Kea
Drop The Charges #TMTShutDown Week
Timeline of Events
One year ago...
A brief history of Hawaiian Land Tenure:
Science Set Free: 10 Paths to New Discovery
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Edition
Mind & Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False
The Story of Bayard’s Mount, Lower Manhattan’s Missing Mountain
Cultural theory of risk
Kānaka Maoli Chef Kini, a Michelin rated island boy, invites us to bring Hawai`i into our kitchen with a basic inamona (relish or garnish) recipe. We learned how to substitute Hawaiian flavors when living on the U.S. mainland and inspired us to learn our individual flavor profile and find comfort in cooking for a post-coronavirus world.
He demonstrated his Taro ‘Inamona Crusted Fish with ‘Ulu Pave recipe and luckily for us, not only did he share his recipe, but this gathering was also recorded so we can follow along and make this delicious dish at home!
We kicked off our Mauli Ola Virtual Gathering series with a screening of FOR MY FATHER'S KINGDOM, a 2019 film by directors Vea Mafile'o and Jeremiah Tauamiti. The film follows Vea Mafile'o's father, Saia Mafile'o, and his family as they are stretched to a breaking point by Saia's commitment and passion to God. This debut feature documentary offers a rich view of how contemporary secular families deal with the rigors of devout Christian tithing, as well as a unique insight into traditional Tongan culture. The film screening was followed by a Q&A with the directors.
This is not everyone’s story, but this is our families experience of being NZ born half-caste Tongans and how we are navigating our colliding worlds.
I made this film to create a space for dialogue between the generations, so often we find it hard to understand our parents, their values, beliefs, actions, intentions especially when we have been brought up in different environments or with a mix very different cultures. We love our culture and are immensely proud of being Tongan, but it is challenging at times when there are barriers such as language and misunderstandings. This film is about having these sometimes hard and difficult conversations and finding a balance were as a family we can learn, heal and hopefully have a better understanding of one another.
- Vea Mafile'o