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an homage for Yuri Kochiyama - read at the Los Angeles Memorial for Yuri on August 31, 2014

Traci Kato-Kiriyama

an homage for Yuri… 

— 

You were 


the first stamp on the letter for the least likely to receive 

the last one to forget a face 


Oldest-and-Still-Running-Asian-American Blah Blah Blah...

Traci Kato-Kiriyama

If you’ve heard about a thing called “Tuesday Night Cafe” you might have heard this line: 

“We’re one of the longest-running, free, public art+community series in Downtown L.A. and the oldest-and-still-running Asian American-run open mic space in the country…”


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Pronouns: she/her. writer/actor/theatre deviser/community organizer/educator/facilitator/author; current director/co-founder for Tuesday Night Project, presenter of the Tuesday Night Cafe art+community series in Little Tokyo; author for Writ Large Press; writer/actor of PULLproject Ensemble with aerialist/actor Kennedy Kabasares; steering committee member of the VigilantLove network against violence and Islamophobia (and for justice, solidarity and love by any means necessary:); member of the Okaeri Nikkei LGBTQ network.

Nikkei interests

  • community history
  • family stories
  • festival/matsuri
  • Japanese/Nikkei food
  • Japantowns
  • art (performance and visual; contemporary and traditional); politics; spiritual practices/religious history; Nikkei diaspora.

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