70 Year Korean War
June 25th, 2020 at 5PM PDT, 8PM EDT |Korea Time June 26th, 2020
Commemorating The Korean War of June 25th, 1950 to July 27th,
The event, hosted in joint sponsorship with the Korean Consulate
General in San Francisco and Ethnic Media Services, has
partnered and is organized with the award winning filmmaker,
Christopher H.K. Lee, to convey the true meaning of Korean “han”
(or 한) - a symbol of resilience as well as tears of Koreans
living in the aftermath of the unresolved conflict.
Participating and also sponsoring is Ambassador of the Republic
of Korea, Lee Soo Hyuck, who will be joining from Washington,
D.C. Among the invited VIP guests are Governor of California,
Gavin Newsom, and Korean-American elected officials, State
Assemblyman Steven Choi (CA) and Congressman Andy Kim (NJ) , as
well as a bevy of other local and state Korean-American
officials on both coasts who are advocates of our
Korean-American community. A number of performers (names to be
revealed next week) are invited to showcase traditional and
contemporary performing arts as well as their own tributes. This
event will be moderated LIVE by Korean-American Emmy Awarding
Winning Journalist, Sue Kwon (English) and Radio Free Asia (RFA)
broadcaster, Jinkuk Kim (Korean).
75th Korea Independence Day Online Concert
August 15th, 2020 at 5PM PST, 8PM
After the Korean Peninsula was liberated by the Allies in 1945,
independent Korean governments were created three years later,
on August 15, 1948.
The National Liberation Day of Korea is a holiday celebrated
annually on August 15. It is notable for being the only Korean
public holiday celebrated by both South and North.
This online event is designed to educate and create further
awareness across generations of the Korea Independent's Day and
how it has shaped the lives of Koreans living around the globe
and to help remember this important day in Korean history. Our
hope is that it will help promote growing more hopeful about the
possibilities of engagement leaving behind the painful memories
behind to promote peace to our future generations.