In this podcast, Alan Christy, professor of history at UCSC and Director of the Okinawa Memories Initiative, and Cameron Vanderscoff, co-Director Oral History of the the Okinawa Memories Initiative talk about the upcoming event, Revisiting The Koza Uprising in Global Perspectives.

Fifty years ago this December, Okinawan protests against US military rule turned violent for the first and, so far, only time. On the anniversary, the Okinawa Memories Initiative will host a public discussion about the “Koza Riots,” featuring an eyewitness photojournalist, an American army veteran who had been stationed in Okinawa and two Okinawan American scholars reflecting on race and the meaning of the event fifty years on in the days of Black Lives Matter.

This event is sponsored by the Humanities Istititute. Revisiting The Koza Uprising in Global Perspectives is happening December 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm. It is a Virtual Event, free and open to the public.


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