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Press Releases

2017

2/10/2017
The Young Oak Kim Center for Korean American Studies at the University of California, Riverside is proud to announce its second publication: Memoir of a Cashier: Korean Americans Racism, & Riots by Carol K. Park. The book will be available for purchase after Feb. 21, 2017 and on BarnesandNoble.com and Amazon.com in late March. Click here for the FULL STORY

2016

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2015

01/29/2015: Korean Consul General to Speak at UCR
A lecture by Korean Consul General Hyun-myung Kim on Thursday, Feb. 5, leads a series of events presented in February by the Young Oak Kim Center for Korean American Studies at the University of California, Riverside. FULL STORY

2014

07/01/2014: YOK Center, UCR Awarded Academy of Korean Studies Grant
The Academy of Korean Studies has awarded the Young Oak Kim Center for Korean American Studies at UC Riverside a $135,000, three-year grant to support research on Korean American heroes and identity. FULL STORY

5/2/2014: YOK Center to Offer Lectures, Historic Display
The Young Oak Kim Center for Korean American Studies at the University of California, Riverside will celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in May with a series of events that highlight the Korean American culture and experience. FULL STORY

2013

04/22/2013: Young Oak Kim Center Plans Spring Events
The Young Oak Kim Center for Korean American Studies at UC Riverside will present a series of events that begin April 24 and include a lecture on religion in Korean-American history, screen a documentary about women of the Korean Diaspora and host the annual YOK Quiz Bowl for middle-school children. FULL STORY

2012

04/23/2012: Symposium Explores Race Relations 20 Years After Los Angeles Riots
Race relations and the importance of coalition-building since Los Angeles erupted in violence 20 years ago will be discussed in a symposium at UC Riverside on Wednesday, April 25, beginning at 2 p.m. in HUB 302. FULL STORY

04/13/2012: L.A. Middle-schoolers Test Knowledge of Korean American War Hero
Los Angeles middle-school students who read “Unsung Hero: The Story of Col. Young O. Kim” will test their knowledge of the Korean American war hero in the first YOK Quiz Bowl, presented April 19 by UC Riverside’s Young Oak Kim Center for Korean American Studies. The program will begin at 2 p.m. at YOK Academy, 615 South Shatto Place, Los Angeles. FULL STORY

04/12/2012: 20th Anniversary of Los Angeles Riots Observed
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. FULL STORY

02/28/2012: Documentary Film About Korean Diaspora in Kazakhstan Screens March 5
A documentary film about the Korean diaspora in Kazakhstan will screen at UC Riverside on March 5, followed by a question-and-answer period with film director Y. David Chung. FULL STORY

01/09/2012: Grant to Korean American Studies Center to Fund Sa-i-gu Conference
The Korea Foundation has awarded $20,000 to UC Riverside’s Young Oak Kim Center for Korean American Studies to support an April 28 symposium on the 20th anniversary of the 1992 Los Angeles Civil Unrest that devastated Koreatown. FULL STORY