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Friday, November 6, 2020
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Virtual Event via Zoom
“From Enmity to Empathy: African American and Korean American Communities since the 1992 Los Angeles Riots” reflects the current social injustice and the Black Lives Matter movement in the US. This year’s Hahn Moo-Sook colloquium will examine the myriad ways that race impacts Korean/Korean-American, African-American, and the African diasporic communities, in terms of the important conversation on racism and social injustice.
In doing so, we begin examining from the 1992 LA riots and how the two communities have evolved since then. The speakers will examine Black-Korean tensions, what it means to be Korean-American in relation to multicultural politics and race, how we can situate Asian/Korean-American experiences within the context of the black-white paradigm, how the music genre of R&B and hip hop has brought the two communities closer through K-pop, and how the collaboration of cultural production influences and interrogates their respective cultures.
Caroline Laguerre-Brown, GW
Jisoo M. Kim, GWIKS
Abu Kadogo, Spelman College
Crystal Anderson, George Mason University
Edward T. Chang, University of California, Riverside
Kyeyoung Park, University of California, Los Angeles
Minhye Kim, Program Coordinator for the GW Institute for Korean Studies