Building Community and BIPOC Solidarity (Yuri Kochiyama Solidarity Fund)

The Yuri Kochiyama Solidarity Fund, with support from Hella Heart Oakland, New Breath Foundation, Women’s Foundation California and AAPIP presents Building Community and BIPOC Solidarity. Join Akemi Kochiyama, Jeff Chang, Tamara Payne, and Chinua Thelwell for a virtual conversation about Yuri Kochiyama’s impact and legacy for racial solidarity in today’s climate. Panelists will reflect on the opportunities and challenges of building racial solidarity, the power in collective power towards justice for all and the critical role of the arts in this work. 

The webinar will also be a celebration of Yuri Kochiyama and Malcolm X’s birthdays as we officially launch the Yuri Kochiyama Solidarity Fund. Be the first to learn more about how to get involved with the Fund. 

The fund hosted a conversation on March 8th – catch the recording here.


  • Akemi Kochiyama – scholar-activist, community builder who currently serves as the Director of Advancement at Manhattan Country School
  • Jeff Chang – Critically acclaimed, award-winning journalist and author
  • Tamara Payne – Award-winning co-author of The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X
  • Chinua Thelwell – associate professor of history and Africana studies at William & Mary

Presented by: 

AAPIP, Hella Heart Oakland, New Breath Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, Women’s Foundation California and Yuri Kochiyama Solidarity Fund

Register here!