Marii Hasegawa – a great woman and a wonderful inspiration to me – has moved on from this life. Along with her many other activities and achievements in her work for peace and justice, she was a strong friend and ally to the LGBTQ community. For more information, I am including ths announcement from the Richmond Peace and Education Center:
With sadness and deepest respect, RPEC notes the passing of a great soul. Marii Hasegawawas at the very center of Richmond’s peace and justice community–including RPEC–formany years, as well as an internationally known activist through her work with theWomen’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Marii was gentle, quiet,soft-spoken, and an extraordinarlly powerful and dedicated leader in the quest for peaceand social justice.
Marii was the subject of the recently released documentary film, Marii Hasegawa: GentleWoman of a Dangerous Kind (http://smallstepsfilms.com/) To honor the memory of thisremarkable woman, the Richmond Friends Meeting and the Richmond Peace Education Center will host a showing of the film on Sunday, September 9 at the Richmond Friends Meeting House, 4500 Kensington Ave.