Miyako Noguchi

Miyako Noguchi is a fourth generation Japanese American (Yonsei-han) who grew up in both Los Angeles, California and Hutchinson, Kansas. Her jichan was incarcerated at Tule Lake and her bachan was incarcerated at Gila River. She graduated from UC Davis in 2019 with a degree in Plant Sciences and a minor in English, and currently works as a lab assistant in an immunology lab at UCLA, but has always had a strong passion for activism that she gained through learning about her family’s incarceration experience, and passion for art and writing that she gained from her parents.

Updated July 2020

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Nikkei Uncovered: a poetry column

What we hold - Part Two

Over the past several years, Vigilant Love (an organization working towards safety and justice of communities impacted by Islamophobia and violence), has hosted a community Iftar bringing together hundreds of Muslim, Japanese American and other LA community members in the spirit of many years of solidarity practice between our communities. This was the first year the program had to be virtual due to Covid-19, but over 170 people still came together for the online breaking of the fast. I had the great honor of working with Vigilant Love’s Solidarity Arts Fellows to collaborate and suppor…

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