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.
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.
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.
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’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.
On July 7, NFL Team Las Vegas Raiders appointed Sandra Douglass Morgan as its new president. She is both African American and Korean American.
Clever and incisive, Park takes a new twist on Macbeth in the world of cutthroat college admissions featuring twin Asian American siblings.
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!