"Library Opens Talks on Black Liberation in Wake of LA Riots."
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of the rebellion in
from Apr 29-May 1,
discussions are underway in Chicago on the meaning of that event and its impact on
urban problems locally.
Lee, Kapson Y. "Parenting Their Parents' Generation."
Ethnic News Watch
10 Mar. 1993. Web. 11 May 2010.<http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=
, in the
Los Angeles riots
, KAC emerged as a vital entity in the community. Its
role to represent and service the community proved to be indispensable.
Its annual budget, which had ranged from $10,000 to $90,000 during the nine-year period, leaped to solid
six figures when it received $250,000 from the New York Life Foundation to help riot victims and develop
programs promoting better race relations.
Last week's fundraiser, which was attended by more than 600 people, included many leaders from first-
generation, Korean-speaking organizations, and is expected to bring $110,000 to its coffer, according to
exequtive director Jerry Yu.
"In 1992 we went through a great deal of suffering and hardship. Many of us, elderly and not just Korean
Americans, are still suffering. It will not go away in one year but take three, four years to recover," Yu said.
"In the aftermath of the civil disturbances, many of us in the Korean American community have learned
what friendship and support mean.
.., a kind of friendship we received from Latino Americans, African
Americans, other Asian Americans and Jewish Americans.
Aubry, Erin J. "Keeping Hope Alive in Los Angeles."
Ethnic News Watch
It all started with the bus tour that businessman John Bryant pulled together in the
' civil unrest in
. Driven by a desire to do something immediate that would have a long-term
impact on troubled South Central L.A., Bryant rounded up a host of bankers and businesspeople. He took
them through sections of the city that many of them had privately considered an economic wasteland,
particularly in the wake of
that had burned new holes in the already blighted landscape.
Bryant's myriad efforts to stimulate inner-city growth operate under a nonprofit umbrella called Operation
Hope. The organization is essentially a consortium of bankers, lenders and a growing list of businesspeople
who agreed to invest funds and services in South Central with Bryant as their liaison. The group, which has
a 1995 budget of approximately $600,000, has funneled more than $4 million into South Central since its