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CELEBRATING DIVERSITY IN THE CENTRAL DISTRICT – ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDERS HERITAGE MONTH

The L.A. Riots: 25 Years Later

This month the Office recognized Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and hosted a panel discussion on “The L.A. Riots: 25 Years Later.” To commemorate the significant impact that the riots had on the AAPI community, the office hosted a panel discussion moderated by AUSA Puneet Kakkar. The distinguished panel included Professor Edward Chang from UC Riverside, who studied the impact of the riots on the AAPI community and Angela Oh, an attorney and activist who served as the spokesperson for the Korean American community during the L.A. riots and subsequently served as Special Counsel to the California Assembly Special Committee on the L.A. riots.

The discussion explored the impact that the riots and their aftermath had on the growing AAPI community and examined the role that history plays in shaping the AAPI community’s role in Los Angeles today. The well-attended event included delicious Chinese refreshments.

Many thanks go to AUSAs Diana Kwok and Puneet Kakkar for exemplary planning and perfect execution of the event.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Updated January 19, 2021

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Community Outreach