Occupation of the Statue Of Liberty in 1977

Photo by Patrick McDonald

Photo by Patrick McDonald

Yuri Kochiyama dedicated her life to cross cultural solidarity, and the rights of political prisoners. One story that exemplifies her commitment to both struggles was her work with the Young Lords in New York. Karl Jagbandhansingh produced this documentary in 2009 for the First Voice Apprenticeship Program when Yuri was 88 years old about her memory of working with the Committee to Free the Five Puerto Rican Nationalists by occupying the Statue of Liberty in 1977.

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3 responses to “Occupation of the Statue Of Liberty in 1977

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