SAIGU: Remembering the ‘92 Riots

What is SAIGU?

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the 1992 LA Uprising or SAIGU. LA UPRISING is known in the Korean American community as SAIGU, which directly translates to 4.29 or ‘April 29th’: the start date of the civil unrest. We invite all Angelenos to attend the commemorative LA Uprising/SAIGU events this month, to partake in a healing space and reflect on the effects of the unrest.

LA Uprising/Saigu Reflections Panel

April 14, 2022

Civil rights leaders and media experts will hold a virtual panel discussion on the coming 30-year anniversary of the LA Uprising, also known as “SAIGU” by the Korean American community. The public is invited to attend a provocative discussion on past media coverage that stoked racial tensions, particularly between Black and Korean communities then, and the lessons learned now, in the light of the Black Lives Matter and anti-Asian hate movements.

This event has ended.

Podcast Interview

SAIGU Podcast

April 26, 2022

Join us for an in-depth interview with Hyepin Im of FACE (Faith and Community Empowerment) LA, Reverend Mark E. Whitlock, Jr. and activist Najee Ali to discuss race relations and the 30th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots.

LA Uprising/Saigu Peace Gathering

April 29, 2022

Join us on Friday, April 29, 2022 as Asian and Black civil rights leaders unite to present an outdoor, free public event in Koreatown to mark the 30th Anniversary of the LA Uprising honoring and remembering the Los Angeles civil unrest of 1992. This commemorative event, LA UPRISING | SAIGU PEACE GATHERING will bring together Angelenos with Black and Asian recording artists, cultural performers and spiritual speakers for an afternoon of healing and reflection.

Drop by the AAPI LA / A-Sha Noodle Food Truck!

The coalition of LA-based community and faith organizations hosting the event are Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice – LA)Los Angeles Urban League (LAUL)Korean American Federation of Los Angeles (KAFLA)First African Methodist Episcopal Church (FAME)Koreatown Youth & Community Center (KYCC) and the Korean American Coalition (KAC).

LA Uprising/Saigu Peace Gathering

April 29, 2022

Friday, April 29, 2022
6:00 PM — Check In/Networking
7:00-9:00 PM — Program

Join us as FACE commemorates the 30th Anniversary of LA Riots to close out the SAIGU 30 Campaign at Tapestry LA.
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SAIGU@30 Leadership Conference

Saturday April 30, 2022
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

The Korean American Coalition (KAC) and the Council of Korean Americans (CKA) are hosting a full-day of exciting conversation, networking, and leadership development with top leaders on Saturday, April 30th as we commemorate the 30th anniversary of 1992 SAIGU in Koreatown – Los Angeles. This is a must-attend event for professionals, recent graduates, and college students in the Southern California area.

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