Category Archives: Korean Community

[News] San Diego Declares January 2016 as Korean American Heritage Month

The city of San Diego recently declared the month of January 2016 as “Korean American Heritage Month”. Thank you to all the community members that worked hard to make this happen! I couldn’t find any media coverage of this in English, just Korean newspaper articles. Here’s a clipping from Korea Daily San Diego:

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And here’s the evidence of the declaration in the city council meeting agenda:

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[Hul~] Congressman Peters’ Korean American Day Statement from 2015 and 2016 are Almost Identical

Along with many other politicians, Congressman Scott Peters made a cordial statement celebrating January 13th as the Korean American Day through the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) website. He did it again this year, but the almost identical nature of the two statements are very intriguing. The only difference is that two extra words “rich heritage” is added to the 2016 statement.

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2PM, Girls’ Day, CNBlue and more coming to Los Angeles this spring – for free!

On February 13th, the Korean-American Federation of Los Angeles (KAFLA) partnered up with broadcasting company KBS America to announce the KBS ‘Open Music (열린음악회)’ K-Pop Festival being held at LA Memorial Colosseum on April 12. The event was created to commemorate the 111th anniversary of Koreans immigrating to North America. It will include various activities and a three-hour K-Pop concert. The concert will be recorded and aired on KBS America two weeks later on April 27th at 5 PM. Fourteen acts will perform in total, and so far, major K-Pop acts 2PM, Shinee, Sistar, CNBlue, Dynamic Duo, Girls’ Day, Kim Taewoo, Sul Woondo, and Song Soohee have all been confirmed. The festival will open its doors at 5 PM, and the concert is scheduled to begin at 5:30 PM. Details on ticket distribution are still in development – though it’s safe to say that with such a hot roster, the 100,000-seat venue will more than likely fill up quickly. Stay tuned for further announcements! Source: Korea Daily