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Forum: "L.A. Riots and Korean Community Today"

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"1992 Los Angeles Riots¡¯ Significance
To the Korean Community Today"

April 29, 1992 – it is a date that all Koreans living in the U.S. cannot forget, seeing the image of burning stores and Korean storeowners taking arms in self-defense to protect their stores. The ¡°4.29 Incident,¡± as the L.A. Riots are known in the Korean community, showed important lessons about the exact status of Koreans within the U.S. society and the need for political empowerment.
On the 14th anniversary of the ¡°4.29 Incident,¡± a public forum in the D.C. area will revisit the incident and discuss its ramifications today on the Korean communities in the U.S.

When: Saturday, April 29, 2006, 6:30 pm
(Light food and beverages will be provided.)

Where: Mason District Governmental Center
6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, Virginia

Program: Part 1: Screening of ¡°Wet Sand,¡± a documentary film on the 4.29 Incident and its aftermath by reknowned filmmaker Dae Sil Kim (Ms. Kim will be present at the forum)

Part 2: Speech by Rev. Sang Jin Kim of the ¡°Action for Peace Through Prayer¡± on ¡°Racial Relations in the U.S. and the Future Tasks of the Korean Community¡±

Discussions

Sponsor: National Association of Korean Americans (NAKA)
– Washington Chapter

Cooperating Organizations:
Action for Peace Through Prayer, Heung-Sa Dan, Korean Capital Presbyterian Church Samaria Mission, Korean American Cultural Center, Han Pan Cultural Group, 6.15 Committee for Inter-Korean Reconciliation -Washington Committee

Supporters: Joong-Ang Daily News – Washington, AM 1310 Happy News Broadcast

Contact: 703-403-1185

(NAKA Office) 4/25/2006