revisiting sa-i-gu

As many of you know, this year marks the fifteenth anniversary of the 1992 Los Angeles riots. For many Korean Americans, "Sa-I-Gu" (April 29) was a cataclysmic baptism by fire into the United States, when racial tensions exploded into a storm of damage, death and destruction. This week, there will be a screening and discussion of Dai-Sil Kim Gibson's documentary Sa-I-Gu, as well as her follow-up film Wet Sand. Wednesday, August 1st at the ImaginAsian Theater in New York. Here are the details:
Revisiting SA-I-GU
August 1, 2007, 6:00 PM
The ImaginAsian Theater
239 East 59th Street
(b/w 2nd & 3rd Ave.)
Please contact Ron Kim for info and RSVP: P: 917-363-4853 E: ron@grooted.org

**Screenings of Sa-I-Gu, a documentary by Christine Choy, Elaine Kim and Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, and Wet Sand, followed by a panel discussion**

Sa-I-Gu (April 29th in Korean) symbolizes the social meltdown and havoc when Los Angeles erupted after four cops were acquitted in the beating of Rodney King in 1992. In New York City, Korean Americans also faced organized boycotts and other actions. Sa-I-Gu was part of an era of heightened race tensions and distrust of our government when underserved communities suffering from institutional inequity vented their anger towards each other.

Our community forum will revisit Sa-I-Gu fifteen years later and discuss the current status of government accountability, inter-community development, and civic engagement.
Panelists include:
* Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, Film Producer
* Grace Lyu Vockhausen, Human Rights Commissioner
* David Chu, SVP of ImaginAsian Entertainment
* Angela Perry, National Urban Fellows, Inc.
* Moderated by John Choe, Chief of Staff to NYC Councilman John Liu

Korean American League for Civic Action and grooted.org

Co-sponsored by APAs for Progress and ImaginAsian Theater. Partners include Korean American Youth Foundation, Korean American Voters' Council, Museum of Chinese Americans, Korean American Empowerment Council, and Korean American Democrats of New York.
Seems like this is happening a couple of months late, but it's still important and timely. It should be really interesting evening. For more information and further details, go here.

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