Join leaders in the African American and Korean American community for a reflection on the 1992 civil unrest, as well as the challenges shared by both communities today. Brought to you by Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department (LA Civil Rights).
1992 was a cultural reset for Los Angeles, shaping the course of the city's history and forever changing both the African American and Korean American communities. But in many ways, 1992 was a flashpoint in a long-simmering pattern of inequity, division and structural racism. This is similar to the COVID-19 pandemic - a novel virus that changed everything, but also exposed and exacerbated inequities that cost lives and livelihoods.
But today, the African American and Korean American communities have much stronger solidarity and inter-community dialogue, bonds built on the ashes of ‘92. This event will ask the question - Where do we go from 2020? How do our communities work together to overcome unique and shared challenges? How do we use this ‘reset’ moment to build a new normal together?
- Los Angeles City Councilmember John Lee
- Pastor J. Edgar Boyd, First A.M.E. Church of Los Angeles
- Emile Mack, Executive Vice President of the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles (KALFA)
- Commissioner Melany De La Cruz Viesca, City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission