BOOKS & CONVERSATIONS: Samurai Among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life by Diane C. Fujino

  • en
Conference/Presentation

Ago 20124
2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

Japanese American National Museum
100 N Central Ave
Los Angeles, California, 90012
United States


The first biography of Asian American activist and Black Panther Party member Richard Aoki!

An iconic figure of the Asian American Movement, Richard Aoki (1938-2009) was also, as the most prominent non-black member of the Black Panther Party, a key architect of Afro-Asian solidarity in the 1960s and 70s. His life story exposes the personal side of political activism as it illuminates the history of ethnic nationalism and radical internationalism in America. 

A reflection of this interconnection, Samurai among Panthers weaves together two narratives: Aoki’s dramatic first-person story and an interpretive history by a leading scholar of the Asian American Movement, Diane C. Fujino. Aoki’s candid account of himself takes us from his early years in Japanese American internment camps to his political education on the streets of Oakland to his emergence in the Black Panther Party. As his story unfolds, we see how his parents’ separation inside the camps and his father’s illegal activities shaped the development of Aoki’s politics. Fujino situates his life within the context of twentieth-century history—World War II, the Cold War, and the protests of the 1960s. She demonstrates how activism is both an accidental and an intentional endeavor, as well as how a militant activist practice can also promote participatory democracy and social service. 

The result of these parallel voices and analysis in Samurai among Panthers is a complex—and sometimes contradictory—portrait of a singular extraordinary activist and an expansion and deepening of our understanding of the history he lived. 

Diane C. Fujino is associate professor and chair of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her books about leading Asian American activists Yuri Kochiyama (Heartbeat of Struggle) and Fred Ho (Wicked Theory, Naked Practice) are published by the University of Minnesota Press.

Free with Museum admission. Reservations recommended to rsvp@janm.org or 213.625.0414 at least 48 hours prior.

www.janm.org

 

JANM . Última actualización Jul 23 2012 11:58 a.m.


<<

agosto 2012

>>

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31

Login or register to add an event

También en United States

Feb 20 Overcoming Mountains: Mindfulness as a Leadership Practice for Anyone
Feb 21 New York International Children's Film Festival
Feb 21 Applied Mindfulness Workshop: Life is a Practice: Transform Your Mind. ...
Feb 22 Two-Day Jewelry Workshop: The Wonderful World of Washi
Feb 22 Japanese Language School Information Session
Feb 22 2020 Shinnenkai Luncheon
Feb 22 New York Day of Remembrance 2020
Feb 22 Film Screening—<em>Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for ...
Feb 26 Japanese Tea Ceremony: Omotesenke
Feb 26 Japanese Tea Ceremony: Omotesenke Workshop
Feb 27 Professional Development Workshop: Advancing Your Career Your Way
Feb 28 Eraser Mountain
Feb 29 Hinamatsuri Girl’s Day Doll Display
Feb 29 Hinamatsuri Workshop: Kokeshi Doll Art with Mari Inukai
Feb 29 Author Discussion—<em>Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot’s World War ...
Mar 1 「コモン・グラウンド」日本語ツアー
Mar 1 Annual Hinamatsuri Kid's Crafts Day
Mar 1 Creative Play: Hinamatsuri (Doll’s Festival)
Mar 1 Japanese Folk Dancing
Mar 7 "Transcendients" Community Celebration: Challenging Borders
Mar 7 <em>Almond</em>—Author Discussion and Signing with Allen Say
Mar 7 JANM Members Only Learning at Lunch: Masumoto Family Farm
Mar 7 Hinamatsuri Girl’s Day Doll Presentation
Mar 7 Memory Crafting: How Do We Remember the Unspeakable, A Yonsei ...
Mar 10 Japan’s Alcohol Traditions: Sake, Shochu, Whisky &amp; More
Mar 13 Cybersecurity in the 21st Century: Outlook for Japan &amp; the ...
Mar 14 Two-Day Workshop: Indigo and Shibori in the 21st Century
Mar 15 Japanese Storytime for Little Ones
Abr 5 Creative Play: Sakura Hanami (Cherry Blossom Viewing)
Abr 5 Shibori: Japanese Tie Dye
Abr 7 Painting Edo: Early Modern Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection
Abr 16 Jerome/Rohwer Pilgrimage 2020
Abr 25 Sakura Matsuri 2020 at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Abr 25 Manzanar Pilgrimage 2020
May 9 KUSAMA: COSMIC NATURE
May 10 Japan Day Festival at Central Park
May 16 Annual Amache Pilgrimage – May 16, 2020

Héroes Nikkei: Pioneros, Modelos a Seguir e Inspiraciones

Lea las historias de Héroes Nikkei >>

Reciba novedades

Regístrese para recibir actualizaciones por email

Journal feed
Events feed
Comments feed

Colaborar con el proyecto

Descubra a los Nikkei

Discover Nikkei es un espacio para conectarse con otros y compartir experiencias nikkei. Para que siga creciendo este proyecto necesitamos tu ayuda!

Manera de colaborar >>

Proyecto Japanese American National Museum

Principal patrocinador The Nippon Foundation