Dear CKA Supporters and Friends,
We hope you enjoyed a lovely Chuseok with your family and friends. At CKA, we welcome the fall season as we count down the days to this year’s Envision Gala and Summit. Please join us in celebration on Thursday – Saturday, November 17 – 19, 2022. Registration is now open!
This month, the NetKAL XI Fellows gathered in Washington, DC, for their fourth session discussing intercommunity bridge-building as a Korean American leader. As the program wraps up, we greatly look forward to their Community Project Presentations and Graduation next month in Los Angeles!
As always, we are proud to share the accomplishments of CKA members and the incredible impact our Korean American community makes in art, academia, finance, advocacy, policy, healthcare, law, and business. If you are interested in becoming a CKA member, please submit your membership application here.
Thank you and take care.
Abraham Kim, Ph.D.
Council of Korean Americans
CKA Spotted in The Korea Daily
In the Korea Daily, CKA shares more about the Emerging Leaders Scholarship (ELS) program, created to increase interest in public office and to encourage and empower the next generation of leaders. The ELS program also strengthens and advances the Korean American community through mentorship, community-building, and representation.
Rhode Island is the Fourth State to Require Asian American History in Schools
Starting in the 2023-2024 school year, elementary and secondary schools in Rhode Island will be required to teach at least one unit of instruction on the history and culture of Native Hawaiians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders.
Los Angeles Declares September 17 as Squid Game Day
Korean American congressman John Lee shared that the city council passed the resolution due to the global impact of the K-drama. It is the first commemoration day in the country dedicated to a TV series.
First Major Exhibition of Modern Korean Art in the West
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents The Space Between: The Modern in Korean Art, featuring art that encompasses the years 1897 to 1965.
Tong Myung University & Martial Arts Black Belt Academy Perform Taekwondo at NFL Halftime Show
Tong Myung University’s Angel Peace Art Group and Martial Arts Black Belt Academy were invited to perform jointly at the halftime show of the NFL Washington Commanders vs Philadelphia Eagles game. They will be performing around D.C. until October 3rd in front of the Lincoln Memorial and are also invited to perform at the NBA in March 2023.
New Las Vegas Raiders President Sandra Douglass Morgan is both African American and Korean American
On July 7, NFL Team Las Vegas Raiders appointed Sandra Douglass Morgan as its new president. She is both African American and Korean American.
Peerless, Written by Playwright Jiehae Park, will be Presented Beginning Sept. 24
Clever and incisive, Park takes a new twist on Macbeth in the world of cutthroat college admissions featuring twin Asian American siblings.
Ji Mi Choi will serve as director of the National Science Foundation’s Desert and Pacific Hub. Arizona State University was named the lead institution for this new hub in NSF’s National Innovation Network.
Sung-Dae recently joined the Board of Directors of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. We also wish him a happy birthday!
Congratulations to Sam for starting a new position as Director of Federal Relations for the City of Boston!
Congratulations to Hyepin on her appointment to the Faith-Based Security Advisory Council! Council members will advise the Secretary on the needs of the faith community relating to homeland security matters.
Congratulations to Mike on his appointment as the head of Bank of America’s global corporate and investment banking (GCIB) group for North America! He currently holds the highest position among Wall Street investment bankers of Korean descent.
David was a panelist for the “A Safe Systems Approach to Advancing Equitable Mobility” plenary at the ITS World Congress in Los Angeles.
Jeffrey was featured in The Korea Daily for his sole candidacy for the Irvine Unified School District 4th District Education Commissioner Election.
Nadia organized, moderated, and spoke for the American Sociological Association panel, “30 Years After LA Burned: What Did 1992 Teach Us and Where Are We Now?”. She also commented on a recent report finding that Asian American women are underrepresented in corporate leadership roles. Nadia is an upcoming expert guest on Jada Pinkett Smith’s “Red Table Talk” on Twitter hate against Constance Wu. We hope she had a pleasant birthday!
Councilmember Tammy Kim was interviewed by the Korea Times about confronting anti-Asian discrimination and fighting for Irvine’s Asian community.
The Tina Kim Gallery was listed as one of the 7 best booths at Frieze Seoul 2022. The gallery champions the careers and legacies of an intergenerational roster of Korean artists, bringing their work to the American public.
Congratulations to Lucy for her return to Akin Gump as a Private Client Attorney after serving as CEO of HS Manufacturing Group and Fortuna Family Office.
Margaret Park provided training for The Central & Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) community on the topics An Exploration of Identity, Privilege and Power and An Exploration of Identity, Privilege and Power.
VGXI announced the official Grand Opening celebration for its new headquarters and manufacturing facility located in Texas.
L. Song Richardson was inaugurated as the 14th president of Colorado College. She is the first woman of color to serve as president. Congratulations!
Jenny was consulted by The Global Herald on North Korea’s codification of the right to launch preemptive nuclear strikes.
Dr. Andrew Yeo breaks down South Korea’s recent foreign policy strategy and how it contributes to global name recognition.