KAC would like to thank Councilmember David E. Ryu for meeting with our summer interns to provide them with insight into leadership, impact, and LA City Council District 4. We appreciate his dedication to the community and to the Korean American youth!
On July 22, KAC's Community Outreach Coordinator Sophia Shin joined a panel of Korean American speakers at the Seminar for Korean American Youth, hosted by the Unification of Disabled Latin Americans. Speakers spoke with middle and high school students in Los Angeles about topics including Koreatown, leadership, family, and college.
Media Coverage: Korea Daily
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.
"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.