Understanding Gidra's Context

Commonalities Understanding Gidra's Context Gidra's Content Emergence of Graphics in Gidra Youth and Gidra Gidra Production Prisoners and Poetry

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We saw a connection between us and what was happening among, you know, African Americans and Latino Americans and people in Vietnam, even people all over the world who were doing that, fighting for their freedom - opposing the Vietnam War, which put us in connection with all these people across the country and the world. You know, when I talk to younger people, about that time, it’s really hard to describe, but it’s really important for them to understand the whole picture and not just Gidra or not just one project or not just a single person. Because then you can’t ever understand it at all.

Date: September 28, 2011
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Kris Kuromitsu, John Esaki
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

Asian American movement GIDRA identity politics

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