John Cho, The Good Physician‘s Will Yun Lee and Rep. Marilyn Strickland will convene in Koreatown on Might 1 for LA Tales: Sa-I-Gu, a night to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the civil unrest that rocked Los Angeles in 1992 and made headlines throughout the nation.
Hosted by the advocacy group Korean American Leaders in Hollywood and sponsored by Abroad Koreans Basis, the Korean Consulate Basic in L.A. and 3Arts, the lineup will even embody comedians Paul “PK” Kim, Lizz Adams, Peter Kim, Dante Chang, Walter Hong, Grace Jung and Julie Kim.
Tickets for the fundraising occasion, held at Intercrew, will be purchased online, with proceeds going to the Koreatown Youth + Neighborhood Middle in addition to the KHEIR Clinic, which supplies healthcare and help to the underserved and uninsured within the neighborhood and all through southern California.
Korean Individuals have come to confer with the 1992 rebellion as Sa-I-Gu, Korean for “4-2-9,” signifying April 29, 1992, the date of the acquittal of the law enforcement officials who had been captured on tape beating Rodney King practically to demise.
Agitation over a chronic lack of justice boiled over into violence, with Koreatown serving as floor zero for a lot of the weeklong bodily unrest that left 63 individuals lifeless throughout town, 1000’s injured and, in accordance with KALH, greater than 2,000 Korean American small companies razed.
“Sa-I-Gu was a tragic second in American historical past the place the Korean American expertise was caught within the storm of political, cultural and racial reckoning. It uncovered the fragility of the American dream, which had compelled so a lot of our mother and father to maneuver right here searching for a greater life,” KALH chair Kymber Lim stated in a press release. “Our hope is that [our event] Sa-I-Gu can shine a lightweight on the occasions of the previous and use storytelling and humor as a method of remembrance, therapeutic and hope for our future.”