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For USSF 2010 I'm working on:

  • I DREAM A GARDEN song/community dance at GenesisHOPE Community Garden & Genesis Choir, Great Leap (L.A.), Boggs Center (Detroit), Friday, June 25, 7 pm, 7200 Mack Ave, Detroit
  • "What Can a Song Do?", Hart Plaza Stage- Nobuko Miyamoto, 40 years of song and social activism promo trailer
  • "“What’s the Future of APIAs…?” Dialog on the movement and PMA,with Grace Lee Boggs , Friday June 25,4-6pm at Genesis Lutheran, 7200 Mack Ave., Detroit
  • Asian Pacific Islander American outreach ,
  • People's Media Center, web streaming and recording
  • Leftist Lounge, Friday, June 25, 9pm- 3am, Eastern Market District @ Russell St + Division St
  • and legal observing in Detroit for the march.

I'm Rob Yanagida, an activist based in Santa Cruz, CA, involved in legal and social justice work.

  • TUPOCC (The United People of Color Caucus) of the National Lawyers Guild - A nat'l network of "Legal Activists of Color", radical and progessive lawyers, legal workers and students. (Blog) (Twitter)
  • Homeless Garden Project (Santa Cruz) - urban farm that trains homeless and low income people in organic farming.
  • Boggs Center To Nurture Community Leadership (Detroit) To help grassroots activists; strategies for rebuilding and respiriting our communities from the ground up, demonstrate the power of ideas to transform ourselves, our reality and demystify leadership. - supporter. (Blog) (Facebook)
  • Asian Law Caucus Advocacy of the rights of Asian and Pacific Islander communities, S.F. - affiliated attorney (Blog)

Past Activities


  • Ballad of Vincent Chin Charlie Chin performs a ballad he wrote in response to the beating death in Detroit in 1982 of Vincent Chin, and which preceded nat'l campaigns against anti-Asian violence and hate crimes in the '80s-'90s. Live - NYC, 2009

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