Twentieth Anniversary of LA Riots Observed
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The 1992 Los Angeles riots fundamentally changed how Korean Americans view themselves and their role in local politics and multiethnic, multiracial coalitions. Scholars and community activists will examine the social, political and cultural implications of the riots in a daylong conference on April 28. The event commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles Civil Unrest.
Documentary Film about Korean Diaspora in Kazakhstan Screens March 5
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A documentary film about the Korean diaspora in Kazakhstan will screen at UC Riverside on March 5, 2012 followed by a question-and-answer period with film director Y. David Chung.
Korean American Studies center opens at university
RIVERSIDE, October 2, 2010, by DAVID OLSON, The Press-Enterprise -Twenty years ago, only a few scholars were studying U.S. Korean immigrants and their descendants. Then the 1992 Los Angeles riots erupted, propelling the growing community into the spotlight. Click the link above to read more...
Korean-American war vet awarded Korea's highest military honor
LOS ANGELES (AP), October 2005 - A veteran of two wars, retired U.S. Army Col. Young Oak Kim has received more than a dozen medals. But he doesn't display them like a proud warrior. They're all stowed in a box somewhere in his garage. Click on the link above to read more...