On July 13, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing announced that it had reached an agreement with Airbnb host Tami Barker, which included a personal apology and agreement to complete volunteer service with a civil rights organization, to participate in a public education event, to take a college-level course in Asian American Studies, and to pay $5,000 in damages.
Korea Daily quoted KAC Executive Director Joon Bang in an article on July 13, providing an update on a case of Airbnb discrimination.
"한미연합회 방준영 국장은 '차별을 당한 한인 분들이 문제를 적극적으로 알려 또 다른 피해를 막을 수 있기를 바란다'며 인종차별을 겪은 한인들의 신고를 당부했다."
"KAC Executive Director Joon Bang alerted the Korean American community, saying, 'If there are any Koreans who have been racially discriminated against, please let the community know so that we can prevent further victimization.'"
On July 13, SBS News referenced KAC in its coverage of an update on a case of Airbnb discrimination.
In April, KAC provided Airbnb user Dyne Suh a platform from which to speak out against the discrimination she experienced from Airbnb host Tami Barker, and facilitated the formal apology made by Ms. Barker. You can read more about KAC's early efforts on this issue here.