On April 29, KAC partnered with the 33rd Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival to present "Wet Sand: Voices from LA." The 33rd Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival took place from April 27 to May 4, 2017 at the Aratani Theatre at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, Downtown Independent, Tateuchi Democracy Forum at JANM, CGV Cinemas, and additional cinemas in the Los Angeles area.
The National College Leadership Conference
The Korean American Coalition is pleased to announce the 37th National College Leadership Conference (NCLC). Every year, KAC brings together Korean American college students from across the nation to meet with accomplished Korean American leaders and established professionals from a variety of fields.
NCLC is the perfect place to get inspired by professionals from fields like government, finance, non-profit, art, technology, law, and entertainment. NCLC's wide range of speakers offers access to information about an extensive variety of careers and ideas for what to do post-grad. For students who have already decided on a career path, NCLC provides opportunities to network with and learn from established professionals in your field of interest.
NCLC also offers connection. Attendees learn about and discuss Korean American issues, identity, and history--all of which unite and connect attendees and speakers. Come meet fellow Korean Americans from all over the country, with their diversity and unique (but likely familiar) experiences. You'll learn more than you think. Wonder what we mean? See what NCLC 2016 had to say here.
Make sure to apply before June 1 to take advantage of this opportunity to meet established professionals from a variety of fields, learn essential leadership skills, and get to know your accomplished Korean American peers from all over the US.
2017 National College Leadership Conference Details
Date: Monday through Friday, June 19 - June 23, 2017
Location: University of Redlands,
1200 E. Colton Ave, Redlands, CA 92374
Cost: The conference cost is $395, which includes room and board. Financial aid is available for students who qualify.
How to Apply: Submit the completed online application by June 1, 2017. Consideration of applications and phone interviews will take place on a rolling basis.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 213-365-5999.
The Summer College Internship Program
KAC's Summer College Internship Program (SCIP) builds on NCLC by connecting students with 8-week internships (four days a week) in Los Angeles and providing community advocacy training (one day a week). To learn more, visit our website. Attending NCLC is a requirement for taking part in KAC's Summer College Internship Program, which you can apply to here, but you can choose to attend NCLC without applying for SCIP.
Applications are due June 1!!
An AsAm News article from April 2, reporting on the effects of President Donald Trump's immigration policies on the Asian community, quoted KAC's Executive Director Joon Bang on the fears in the Korean community and the impacts of such fears.
On April 11, KAC's Executive Director Joon Bang was quoted on Korean American voter turnout and political engagement in a KPCC article about the results of the April 4 Congressional District 34 election.
KCRW's "The Mixer"
On April 14, KAC went on KCRW radio show "The Mixer" hosted by Steve Chiotakis to discuss concerns about North Korea nuclear and missile testing. KAC Executive Director Joon Bang went on air to describe how this escalation of fear affects the Korean community in Los Angeles. To listen to the segment, please click here.
A CNN article from April 28 depicts KAC's Alternative Dispute Resolution Director Andy Yoo's experiences of the 1992 LA Riots.
You've been following the progress of our 2016-2017 MUN students all year--now it's time to join the team. Applications for KAC MUN 2017-2018 are now open, so learn more about the program on our website before applying online here. Make sure to apply if you are a student, remind your children to apply if you are a parent, and share this opportunity with all of the middle and high school students you know! The application deadline is August 21, 2017, but the sooner the better. We look forward to meeting you!
On April 29, KAC partnered with the Unification of Disabled Latin Americans (UDLA) for "Hands Across LA" to bring together members of the diverse Los Angeles community to join hands and promote unity, healing, and reconciliation in commemoration of the 25th year since the LA Riots.
On April 28, KAC's Executive Director Joon Bang stood with legendary civil rights activist Connie Rice, Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League Amanda Susskind, and Deputy Chief Commanding Officer Robert Arcos to present a Statement of Unity before the LA City Council in commemoration of the 25th year since of the LA Riots.
On April 28, KAC joined LA City Council President Herb Wesson, the LA City Council, and community members at City Hall. In a gesture of unity, cross-cultural support, and understanding, those in attendance stood together with hands clasped in an effort to reclaim one of the most destructive and divisive days in Los Angeles history.
On April 29, KAC partnered with the Unification of Disabled Latin Americans for "Hands Across LA" to bring together members of the diverse Los Angeles community to join hands and promote unity, healing, and reconciliation in commemoration of the 25th year of the LA Riots.
On April 27, KAC's Executive Director Joon Bang took part in UC Irvine Korea Law Center's "Remembering Saigu" forum as a panelist. The panel brought together speakers from across groups and generations to speak on Saigu and its impact on the Korean American community.
On April 25, KAC's Executive Director Joon Bang had the pleasure of joining community members at the residence of LA City Council President Herb Wesson to engage in open dialogue about the 1992 LA Riots and race in Los Angeles. KAC would like to thank Council President Herb Wesson for his leadership and invitation to join this insightful event.
KAC's MUN students visited the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Los Angeles on April 25 to learn more about Thailand, its policies, stances, and priorities on international and domestic issues. KAC would like to thank the Thai consul-general for meeting with our students, answering their questions, and informing them of the Thai perspective.