In 2012, KCCD launched an eight-month SAIGU (Serve, Advocate, Inspire, Give, Unite) Campaign to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots. The SAIGU campaign revisited the tragedy Koreans and the greater community incurred through deaths and property damage, along with celebrating the progress that has been made in continuing the efforts towards unity and healing in Los Angeles since.
As then-Los Angeles City Mayor and 2012 SAIGU Campaign Co-Chair Antonio Villaraigosa stated, "If we are to learn from our past, we must continue to strive to come together as one city. We must continue to build community, by community and recognize that our differences and respective experiences are the common grounds for unity."
With the 25th anniversary of the LA Riots approaching in April 2017, KCCD will be re-launching its SAIGU campaign and we need your stories! Your story will help continue to share the efforts in continual dialogue and trust among our communities. We will be also sharing your stories for potential media interviews as well.
Please submit your story below. Please continue to be in the conversation by checking for updates on our website and on our Facebook and Twitter pages.