Embrace Unity Gala
Apr
28
6:30 PM18:30

Embrace Unity Gala

Council of Korean Americans is hosting this dinner with the goal of inspiring its own members, other Korean Americans in the community, as well as other community groups to come together to provide funds for nonprofits serving underserved youth in ethnic communities. 

We chose “Embrace Unity” as the theme of our dinner as we felt the commemoration should be a call to action for all of us to embrace each other and celebrate our different heritages. Our logo is an infinity symbol filled with butterflies signifying the importance of love that has no beginning and no end. The “butterfly effect”, where something very small can have large effects, highlights how each of us through our own small actions can have an impact on the world.

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1992: The Fires That Still Burn
Apr
27
5:00 PM17:00

1992: The Fires That Still Burn

This year marks 25 years since both Sa-I-Gu and KIWA's founding. On April 27th, KIWA will host a community discussion and art show, "1992: The Fires That Still Burn" in Koreatown. We aspire to create an event that will allow the community to reflect on what has changed, and what has not; the context that created a need for organizations and workers centers like KIWA; and the way that Koreatown experienced the 1992 civil unrest. We need our community, Koreatown and Los Angeles, to bring their realities to the space. Speakers will be residents and businessowners from Koreatown and community members and leaders who participated in organizing at the time of and after the Uprising. 

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Reflection and Celebration: A Night to Remember
Apr
26
5:00 PM17:00

Reflection and Celebration: A Night to Remember

  • Loyola Marymount University, Life Sciences Building (map)
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Join the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles (StudyLA) at Loyola Marymount University for an evening 20 years in the making: Meaningful reflection on 25 years since the Los Angeles Civil Unrest of 1992, and the honoring of the 20th anniversary of StudyLA, the premier independent public opinion research center in and for Los Angeles.

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Jan
25
10:00 AM10:00

LA Commission On Human Relations Hearing

  • Watts Labor Community Action Committee Phoenix Room (map)
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The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations will hold a public hearing on policing and human relations for L.A. County’s 2nd Supervisorial District in South Los Angeles as part of a countywide Policing and Human Relations Project. Public hearings were announced in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Watts Rebellion, the 25th Anniversary of the 1992 Civil Unrest and the strained relations between law enforcement and local communities that precipitated these events. The Commission wants to hear from the community about their personal experiences with law enforcement officers and agencies in Los Angeles County (LAPD, LASD, Inglewood PD, Gardena PD, etc.), and about their suggestions for increasing fairness and equity in policing, and for building and/or maintaining positive relations between police and communities.

This hearing is a part of a series of hearings taking place throughout Los Angeles County. A final hearing is planned in order to hear from law enforcement representatives and subject matter experts. In addition to the hearings, the Commission is obtaining information about best practices and recommendations for fair policing from many sources. The results of these hearings and additional information will be combined in a report that can be used by community partners to strengthen local public safety systems.

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