Yuri Kochiyama was an American civil rights activist, influenced by her Japanese-American family’s internment. Teen Vogue highlighted her civil rights work recently in an article titled 4 Asian-American Women Who Changed History
During her childhood, Yuri Kochiyama was deeply impacted by her forced relocation to a Japanese internment camp, and later, her friendship as an adult with Malcolm X, and helped define American activism in the 20th century.
Kochiyama began her work in advocacy in her 30s by organizing school boycotts to demand desegregated education for inner-city children in New York City’s Harlem. She spent the rest of her life advocating for Black, Latinx, Native American, and Asian-American communities. In the 1980s, Kochiyama and her husband pushed for reparations to the Japanese-Americans who had been incarcerated during World War II and a formal apology from the government. The campaign succeeded, and led to the Civil Liberties Act of 1988.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.