saigu 30 events

See everything FACE has hosted and participated in as part of the SAIGU 30 Campaign.

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SAIGU 30 official launch & Press Conference

CBS, ABC News and other media outlets cover FACE's SAIGU 30 Campaign press conference commemorating the 30-year anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots. Click below to read the press release.

Campaign Activities

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FACE t-shirt Design Highlighting the victims of the LA Riots

For the 30th Anniversary we lifted up the names of the 2300 business owners who lost their livelihoods and the 63 victims who lost their lives during the LA Riots. Many of these names had gone unacknowledged in the past but we have placed them front and center on this year's t-shirt design.

T-shirts can be ordered for $20. Get yours now!

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All Events

Screening & Dialogue

FACE Hosted Event

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Rise On Up: LA Riots

Rise on Up: LA Riots

May 10th, 2022 @ 5 PM

Rise On Up revisits the LA Riots by sharing Korean American and other stories to better understand what happened so we can work to avoid such chaos in the future.

In-Person & Online Seminar

FACE Partnering Event

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Hope from Ashes: Legacies & Lessons from the Los Angeles Riots

Princeton Theological Seminary and Betsy Stockton Center for Black Church Studies and the Center for Asian American Christianity

May 13th - 14th

This conference examines the intersection of race, class, protest, and religion with the desire to promote mutual understanding and stronger relationships between these two communities through the plenary talks, practical workshops, and watch party/small group discussions. Registration is free for virtual attendees and $40 for in-person attendees.

Virtual

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Reflecting on the LA Riots: 30 Years Later

AACC

April 29 @5pm PST

In 1992, after a jury acquitted all four officers of assault and three of four using excessive force against Rodney King, whose brutalization by police officers was recorded, a series of riots occurred throughout South Central, culminating in Koreatown of Los Angeles.
These events revealed the deep roots of racial injustice caused by white supremacy as well as the ensuing inter-minority tensions that continue to reverberate to this day. The LA Riots were an inflection point in history, and a point for the church to step in and apply the reconciling power of the gospel into the areas that racism and systemic injustice took hold.
Reverend Mark E. Whitlock, Reverend Hyepin Im, Dr. Alexander Jun, and Dr. Leon Harris will engage in a conversation moderated by Pastor Raymond Chang that will help us remember what took place 30 years ago and what we can learn from those events.
Join this event to hear from a Korean American and an African American Christian leader on what they saw, heard, and sensed in LA, what our communities need, and how their faith informs their work in moving towards healing.
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"Reflecting on the LA Riots: 30 years later” Youtube Live
Friday, 4/29 at 5p PST / 7p CST / 8p EST
Broadcast on AACC YouTube Live: https://youtu.be/3yyGuGngY00

Art Exhibition

FACE Partnering Event

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Voices of the Rebellion: 30th Anniversary Reflections

City of LA Dept. of Cultural Affairs

April 29, 2022 @ 5pm

The Department of Cultural Affairs will commission a total of six artists to create and perform historic or original works in observance of the 30th anniversary of the civil uprising

Speaking Event/Bus Tour

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Hope30 | LA92 Community Tour

Operation Hope

April 29, 2022 @9am-12pm

Join Operation HOPE Founder and CEO John Hope Bryant and other community leaders for a private bus tour recognizing 30 years of healing and revitalization in Los Angeles. The agenda includes a press conference featuring Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Rodney King's daughter Ms. Lora King, amongst others. FACE CEO Hyepin Im will be one of the speakers.

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Speaking Event

FACE Partnering Event

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AAPI LA: SAIGU: Remembering the '92 Riots

Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti's AAPI LA

Tuesday, April 27

Join us for a Clubhouse Interview with Hyepin Im of FACE (Faith and Community Empowerment) LA, Reverend Mark E. Whitlock, Jr. and activist Najee Ali to discuss race relations and the 30th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots.

Speaking Event

FACE Partnering Event

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Social, Emotional, and Economic Health in the Midst of Racial Injustice

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Center for Continuous Learning

Thursday, April 21 @ 7pm EDT

Presenter Rev. Hyepin Im, Founder and President/CEO of Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE) in Los Angeles, will present findings on how the pandemic brought about racial injustice that has impacted struggling communities.

Speaking Event

FACE Partnering Event

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Desegregating Pews: An intensive on creating multicultural, antiracist faith communities

Middle Church

Saturday, April 23 @ 10am ET

Our country is racing toward fascism and our systems are crumbling. Our future depends on our ability to build antiracist coalitions to win the justice we deserve. On April 24, join FACE President & CEO Hyepin Im and others for @middlechurch’s Fierce Love in a Hybrid world, and learn how to organize your community.

Screening & Dialogue

FACE Hosted Event

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Far East Deep South

Far East Deep South

TBD

Film screening of a documentary about a Chinese American family who travels to the deep south and discovers a wellspring of both cultural and ancestral revelations.

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In-Person Seminar

FACE Hosted Event

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Unity Event

TBD

Description for this event is TBD.

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Virtual

Black and Asian Souls Unite Open Mic Podcast with Hyepin Im, FACE CEO and President

April 25-29th @ 11am PDT

Black and Asian Souls Unite podcast department hosted an Instagram Live discussion panel looking into the 1992 Riots, taking a moment to heal and learn.

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Virtual

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Unity Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

April 8, 2022 @7:30 PM

The Unity Interfaith Prayer Breakfast brings together a diverse, multi-ethnic group of faith leaders to pray for healing and unity of the various impacted communities during the LA Riots.

Location

Wilshire UMC

Webinar

AAPI Youth@Work Speaker Series

April 8, 2022

Attendees heard from a panel of LA officers on how they got to where they are now!

Location

Virtual

Seminar

Solidarity at Intersection of Race and Faith

March 26, 2022 @10:30 AM

Location

Bethesda, Maryland

Event

LA Riots: The Korean Experience & Response

March 26, 2022

Location

Virtual

Event Recordings

SAIGU 30 Press Conference

Unity Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

SAIGU 30 Closing Ceremony