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  • CARECEN May Day Art Making Party


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     On April 29, 1992, a jury acquitted four LAPD officers of all charges stemming from the filmed beating of Rodney King. Following the verdict, Los Angeles erupted into nearly a week of unprecedented civil unrest.

    While these events shook the entire city, they disproportionately impacted African American, Korean American and Latino communities. Although commonly referred to as the “Los Angeles Riots,” this period is also remembered as the Los Angeles Uprisings and Sa-I-Gu (literally “April 29” in Korean).

    Please join us as we examine this historic event from multiple perspectives. Discussions will include community retrospectives, contemporary analyses and forward-thinking dialogue that contemplates the future of Los Angeles.

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    11 am – 5:15 pm: Panels, Keynote, and CrossCheck Live
    6:30 pm – 7:15 pm: Reception
    7:15 pm – 9 pm: Embrace Unity Dinner

    Luskin Conference Center
    425 Westwood Plaza
    Los Angeles, CA 90095

    RSVP Link for Panels, Keynote, and CrossCheck Live: https://giving.ucla.edu/429LAuprisings25.



    Panel One: Looking Backward
    11:00am to 12:15pm


    Leisy Abrego, Professor of Chicana/o Studies, UCLA


    Marta Arévalo, Executive Director, Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
    Rumi Reza Abdul Cader, Associate Professor, UCLA Geffen School of Medicine and co-founder UMMA Community Clinic
    Darnell Hunt, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, UCLA
    Grace Lee, Documentary Filmmaker and Project Director of ‘Ktown 92’

    Luncheon Keynote Address
    12:30pm to 1:45pm

    Taeku Lee, Professor of Law and Political Science, UC Berkeley

    Panel Two: A Contemporary Look
    2:00pm to 3:15pm


    Chon Noriega, Professor of Film, Television and Digital Media and Director, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA


    Funmilola Fagbamila, Adjunct Professor of Pan African Studies, California State University, LA
    Olufemi Taiwo, Graduate Student, UCLA Department of Philosophy
    Carol Park, Author, “Memoir of a Cashier: Korean Americans, Racism and Riots”
    Saúl Sarabia, Director, Solidarity Consulting and former director UCLA Law Critical Race Studies
    Amanda Susskind, Southwest Regional Director, Anti-Defamation League

    Panel Three: Looking Forward (CrossCheck Live)
    3:30pm to 5:15pm


    Jerry Kang, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Professor of Law and Asian American Studies, and Korea Times Hankook Ilbo Endowed Chair, UCLA
    Devon Carbado, Associate Vice Chancellor for BruinX – Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Harry Pregerson Professor of Law, UCLA


    Susan Burton, Executive Director, A New Way of Life and Founder, All of Us or None – Southern California
    Councilman Gil Cedillo, Central LA, Koreatown, Northeast LA (Council District 1)
    Edward Taehan Chang, Professor of Ethnic Studies and Founder of Young Oak Kim Center for Korean American Studies, UC Riverside
    Guadalupe Chavez, Director of Programs, Dignity and Power Now
    Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson, South Los Angeles (Council District 8)
    Lisa Hasegawa, former Executive Director, National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development
    Do Kim, President, KW Lee Center for Leadership
    Esther Lee, Co-Founder and Former Vice Chair, Council of Korean Americans (invited)
    Connie Rice, Founder, Advancement Project Los Angeles (invited)
    Councilman David Ryu, Hollywood, Silverlake, Southeast San Fernando Valley (Council District 4)
    Marques Vestal, Graduate Student, UCLA Department of History
    Eric Wat, Author, “The Making of a Gay Asian Community: An Oral History of Pre-AIDS Los Angeles”

    Book Signings
    5:30pm – 6:30pm

    Susan Burton, ‘Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight against Mass Incarceration’
    Carol Park, ‘Memoir of a Cashier: Korean Americans, Racism and Riots’


    African American Policy Forum
    All of Us or None – Southern California
    Anti-Defamation League – Pacific Southwest Region
    California Community Foundation (invited)
    Central American Resource Center
    Council of Korean Americans
    Dignity and Power Now
    KW Lee Center for Leadership
    Los Angeles Urban League (invited)
    Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (invited)
    Muslim Public Affairs Council
    UCLA Institute of American Cultures
    UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs (and Flash Point 2017 – Twenty-Five Years After the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising)
    University Muslim Medical Association Community Clinic (invited) 
    Valley Jewish Community Center (invited)

  • Westlake Canvassing Project - Day 4


    In the face of this new era with the Trump administration, it is important to re-evaluate the needs of the community. The Westlake community located East of Downtown Los Angeles is faced with a number of issues like gentrification, lack of medical resources, housing issues/tenant rights violations, immigration status, mental health conditions and various forms of abuse, just to name a few. 

    By assessing the needs of the community, the Westlake Canvassing Project seeks to better understand the needs of the community with the new anti-immigrant administration so that CARECEN can attempt to provide services that better suit their needs. In doing this work, we also want to grow our membership by inviting community members to join our efforts against the Trump administration and issues that affect their everyday lives.

    8:00AM Meet for training @ CARECEN located at 2845 W 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90005
    9:00AM-12PM Start canvassing at designated area
    12:30-1:00PM Evaluation/Sharing experience and ways to improve


    Requirements: Volunteers must speak fluent Spanish! 

    What we will provide: t-shirts, light snack, water and lunch, name tags, clipboard with survey and pens and pencils

    What to bring: comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, sunblock, light backpack, cell phone fully charged

    What NOT to bring: Do not bring anything of value or jewelry, preferably.

    *Trainings will begin an hour before canvassing*


    If you have any questions, please contact the canvassing project organizers:

    Jorge Nicolas at jnicolas@carecen-la.org or (213) 271-4502

    Andy Baldenegro abaldenegro@carecen-la.org (626) 230-2443

  • Primero de Mayo Contingente de CARECEN


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  • CARECEN Annual Awards Dinner 2017


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