Sept. 16 — The L.A. Richard Aoki Commemoration Committee announces its event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 4 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church, 300 S. Central Ave. on the southeast corner of Third and Central in Little Tokyo.
The event will feature Dianne Fujino, author of “Samurai Among Panthers,” who has been defending Aoki’s character from recent attacks by the author of a book claiming that Aoki was an FBI snitch.
The event will also feature Thandisizwe Chimurenga, who is knowledgable about the FBI’s Counter-Intellegence Program (COINTELPRO) and active in the L.A. Black August events that highlight the women and men who were made political prisoners by this program.
The community is asked to participate by relaying questions to the moderator at the event, or by calling them in to Mo Nishida at (323) 371-4502. The speakers will attempt to answer the questions to the best of their abilities.