Tokyo Speaks

Getting to Know the Organizers of Black Lives Matter Tokyo

July 15, 2020

Episode 85: Sierra Todd and Jaime Smith are organizers of the Black Lives Matter Tokyo Peaceful March. On June 14, 2020, Sierra and Jaime—along with the rest of their team—put on Tokyo's largest Black Lives Matter event, which drew more than 2,000 attendees. In this episode, we discuss the follow topics:

  • How Black Lives Matter Tokyo started
  • Preparing for the peaceful march
  • Post-march reflections (challenges and lessons learned)
  • Sierra and Jaime's backgrounds 
  • Being Black and Queer


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