Korean Americans Reporting 2nd Highest Counts of COVID-19 Related Discrimination: Koreatown Executive Directors Call for Coordinated Government Effort Against Anti-Asian Hate
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - On behalf of the Korean and Korean American community we serve, the Executive Directors of Koreatown organizations issue a joint statement of grave concern regarding the recent rise in anti-Asian hate incidents, hate crimes, and stigma. Korean Americans are reported as second highest count of COVID-19 related discrimination and in response, we call upon the Governor’s Office and the Mayor of Los Angeles to establish a coordinated government effort to respond to these incidents in a cohesive and effective manner.
KAC was joined by the Anderson Munger Family YMCA, Center for the Pacific Asian Family, Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE), Kheir Clinic, Korean American Federation of Los Angeles (KAFLA), Korean American Family Services (KFAM), Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA), Korean American National Museum, Korean Resource Center (KRC), and Koreatown Youth and Community Center (KYCC), in issuing the formal joint statement.
We are committed to working to ensure safety for our community. Our organizations jointly urge our elected officials, allies, and community members to speak out against these instances of hate. We also encourage our community members to continue to report hate incidents and crimes. For any hate incidents and crime activities, people can report at Stop AAPI Hate and by calling 2-1-1 so our experiences can be counted.
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KAC To Host 2020 Census Job Information Workshops
Los Angeles, CA - The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for temporary positions to help count everyone in the 2020 Census. Positions offer competitive wages and flexible hours.
The Korean American Coalition (KAC) will host workshops to encourage community members in applying for jobs with the U.S. Census Bureau. Recruiters from the Census Bureau will be present to answer questions and provide assistance with the online application.
Results from the 2020 Census will determine how billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to schools, hospitals, road maintenance, facilities and services that support local communities. opportunity to earn extra income while helping your community.
The first workshops will be held at the KAC office on January 30th and 31st, between 3 PM and 6PM. We welcome community members to come in at the time of your convenience. Come learn about how you can apply for positions with flexible hours and competitive pay.
Register for the workshop at this link or by calling the KAC office at (213) 365-5999.
If you cannot attend the meetings can also apply online at 2020CENSUS.GOV/JOBS.
For questions about the workshops, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 365-5999.
The 2019-2020 KAC MUN team competed at their first conference of the year, Cerritos MUN, on October 12, 2019. Of the 18 attendees, 9 brought home Awards of Excellence, while all further developed crucial leadership, collaborative, and public speaking skills. Congratulations on your hard work, KAC MUN!
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Los Angeles, CA – Held once every ten years, the US Census provides information to be used by multiple government agencies in distributing resources and federal dollars throughout the United States. New census information impacts the balance of power in each state, as it determines the allocation of congressional seats and distribution of federal funds to local communities over the next decade. Therefore, the Korean American Coalition strongly encourages everyone to participate in the 2020 Census to accurately reflect the makeup of our community.
Every household will be able to respond online, by mail, or by phone, and will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census by either a census worker or by mail. An initial invitation to respond to the 2020 Census should arrive in the mail between March 12-21, and a reminder letter should arrive between March 16-24. For those who do not respond to the first two invitations, a reminder postcard will be sent between March 26-April 3, followed by a reminder letter and paper questionnaire between April 8-16, and a final reminder postcard between April 20-27. Upon no response, a census worker will follow up in person.
KAC Executive Director Eunice Song stressed the importance of the Census to the Korean and Korean American communities. “Participating in the census will help our community get the funding, resources and representation we need. Our community needs to be counted accurately in order to strengthen our collective voice, which is why participating in the 2020 Census is crucial.”
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Los Angeles, CA – The Korean American Coalition is pleased to announce the 39th National College Leadership Conference (NCLC) will commence on June 17-21, 2019 at Pepperdine University. NCLC has brought together young leaders in a fun, dynamic, exceptional Korean American teaching experience since 1980.
NCLC welcomes students into a community of current and future Korean American pioneers in a variety of career fields, including those of government, finance, non-profit, art, technology, law, medicine, entertainment, and many more. NCLC is an excellent opportunity for young Korean Americans to meet established professionals in their field of interest, learn essential leadership skills to assist them in their future professions, and make friends of other bright, ambitious Korean Americans.
“NCLC gave me the opportunity to connect with an incredibly diverse group of Korean American peers, granting me a sense of solidarity I never knew I craved. Most importantly, NCLC provided the space for me to unpack my Korean Americanness, and define that identity for myself.” - Audrey Jang, Pomona
The NCLC Opening Ceremony will be on Monday, June 17 at 5:00 PM. The Korean American Coalition will welcome KAC Founder and Attorney, Duncan D. Lee, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Los Angeles, Wan-Joong Kim, Special Guest of the Korean Consulate, Dr. Ki-Jung Kim Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Yonsei University, and Joseph Jun, Former Lawyer and Documentary Filmmaker at the event.
KAC thanks it’s speakers and sponsors for their commitment towards the leadership development of Korean American youth!
DATE: Monday, June 17, 2019
TIME: 5-6:15 pm
LOCATION: Pepperdine University
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