Hyepin Im reflects on the Korean American community 20 years after the LA riots

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There’s a lot of soul searching going on in Los Angeles as we approach the 20th anniversary of the LA riots.

It’s a time that brought devastation to many Koreans living here as some rioters unleashed their anger on Korean shop owners.

Emily Frost spoke with Hyepin Im, the President and CEO of Korean Churches for Community Development. It’s an organization that works to build the capacities of Korean churches and nonprofits and fuel economic development.

During the conversation, Im addresses issues of language barriers and rates of poverty among Koreans in California.

Im welcomes all to a commemorative service for the riots on april 29th held by the Korean Churches for Community Development. http://www.kccd.org/

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