San Diego Kpop Flash Mob:
Active for over a year, this group of diverse people get together Saturdays to rehearse a variety of Kpop songs to perform for flash mobs and special events. Rehearsals are usually taken place by the Geisel Library at UCSD from around 2-5pm. Just recently they completed their third flash mob and performed at Balboa Park which included songs from groups such as Shinee, Rain, Beast and Miss A. For more information or if you are interested in busting a move with fellow Kpop lovers, look up the SDKFM group page on Facebook or you can see their videos on their YouTube Channel at: http://www.youtube.com/TheSDKFM
Korean Language Meet up:
If you are interested in learning Korean but can’t find any affordable classes or are interested in the culture, this is definitely a great way to interact with Koreans in this language exchange meet up. This meet up takes place Wednesdays from 7-9:30pm at “E and Drink” inside 99 Ranch at Kearny Mesa. There you can freely practice your Korean or ask for help from the friendly people in this relaxed environment. Afterwards, there is a free lesson in a separate classroom and fun activities for both Koreans and Americans. When all the studying is done, you can go to a Korean restaurant or even hit up a local karaoke place with the group. To join the group’s Facebook page, look up the San Diego Korean Language Exchange.
The Korean American Bar Association:
Established in 2007, this group’s purpose is to provide Korean American attorneys and law students in the San Diego area the opportunity to socialize with each other and to interact with other services. They offer legal, educational, political, charitable, and other services to the Korean American community here. In order to preserve the culture, this organization hosts various events such as informational workshops, mentoring programs, fundraisers and social events. If you are an attorney or law student interested in becoming a member, visit their website for more information at: http://kabasd.org/
Korean American Coalition:
This non-profit, community advocacy organization was established in 1983 and is active throughout the U.S. including San Diego. Their mission statement is to encourage and make it easier for the Korean American community to contribute and become a part of American society through legislative and community affairs. This group aims to promote cultural diversity not just within the Korean community here, but with other groups. They introduce various events relevant to the members such as the mentorship night at UCSD held last month for people looking for an internship. If you are hoping to advance your education, civil or voting rights, or your leadership in this community, then check out the “Korean American Coalition San Diego (KAC-SD)” Facebook page or visit the main website for the organization at http://www.kacnational.com/