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Join us for a full day of exciting conversation, networking, and leadership development with top Korean Americans on Saturday, April 30th as we commemorate the 30th anniversary of 1992 SAIGU in Koreatown – Los Angeles.

Korean American Coalition (KAC) and the Council of Korean Americans (CKA) and are hosting a full-day conference at The Line LA on April 30th for young professionals, recent graduates, and college students in the Southern California area. Engage with Korean American executives, civic leaders, and experts about the impact of SAIGU in shaping the Korean American community and the important work of bridge-building across racial and ethnic groups.

Join us as speakers engage with audience members about Korean American identity, leadership, community service,  and how we strengthen the next generation to continue amplifying the voice of Asian Americans in breakout workshops. Topics include entrepreneurship, women in executive leadership, civic engagement within the Asian American community, Korean American voices in media/entertainment, Korean Americans in biotech, medicine, and health.

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to meet and learn from Korean American trailblazers who are making a huge difference in our world. Speakers will include: 

  • Political Leaders: The Honorable Andy Kim, U.S. House of Representative; The Honorable Marilyn Strickland, U.S. House of Representative; Eric Garcetti, Mayor of City of Los Angeles 
  • Cultural Leaders: Joanne Molinaro (Korean Vegan); Nari Kye (Founder, Woori Show Inc.); Joseph Juhn (Producer and Director of JERONIMO and CHOSEN); Grace Lee (Director & Producer of Asian Americans); Jerry Won (Founder & CEO of Just Like Media)
  • Civic Leaders: Connie Chung Joe (CEO, Asian American Advancing Justice-LA); Jerry Kang (Professor, University of California, Los Angeles); Edward Chang (Professor, University of California, Riverside); Eunice Song (Executive Director, Korean American Coalition); Abraham Kim (Executive Director, Council of Korean Americans); Do Kim (President, The K.W. Lee Center for Leadership)
  • Business/Media/Tech Leaders: Jonathan Sposato (Founder, GeekWire & JoySauce); Angela Killoren (CEO, CJ Entertainment USA); Theresa Kang-Lowe (Executive Producer of Apple TV + Pachinko); Yul Kwon (Vice President of Product Management, Google)
  • Entrepreneurs: Yanghee Paik (CEO, Rael); Youngwon Lee (Founder, Dokkabier); David Choi (Conrad Hilton Professor of Entrepreneurship, Loyola Marymount University)

.. And Many More! 

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opening Remarks

Abraham Kim

Executive Director, Council of Korean Americans

Eunice Song

Executive Director, Korean American Coalition

Welcome Remarks

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Youngwan Kim

Consul General

Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Los Angeles 



The Honorable Eric Garcetti


City of Los Angeles

Plenary | Korean American Community, Public Services, and Building Bridges: A Conversation with US Representatives

Philip Yun Photo

Philip W. Yun

President & Chief Executive Officer
World Affairs


The Honorable Andy Kim

U.S. House of Representative

The Honorable
Marilyn Strickland

U.S. House of Representative

Roundtable Discussion | SAIGU@30: Its Significance, Its Impact and The Opportunities for the Korean American Community

Jerry Kang

   Professor of                Law          University of California, Los Angeles


Edward Chang

Professor of Ethnic Studies University of California, Riverside


Do Kim

The K.W. Lee Center for Leadership

Connie Chung Joe

            CEO             Asian American Advancing Justice-LA

Grace Lee

Documentarian; Director and Producer of Asian Americans

John Lim

Managing Partner LimNexus LLP

SPEAKERS from Breakout Session I

Jeanie Chang

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Founder, Your Change Provider, PLLC


Larry Chung

Vice President of Local Public Affairs Southern California Edison

Angela Killoren

CEO, CJ Entertainment USA

Peter Kim

Founder & CEO
Golden Circle Group, LLC.


Chil Kong

Artistic Director Adventure Theatre MTC


Christopher Kwon

Korean American
Medical Association
of Texas

Yul Kwon

Vice President of Product Management Google

June Lee

Founder, President & CEO
Esker Therapeutics

Susan Lee MacDonald

Susan Lee MacDonald

CEO and Producer The Agni Group


Catharina Min, Reed Smith

Catharina Min

       Partner           Covington & Burling LLP


Joanne Lee Molinaro

Blogger & Author Korean Vegan


Esther Song

Founder & CEO Song Group Inc.


Paul Song

Co-Founder & CEO
Fuse Biotherapeutics

Jonathan Sposato

Founder, GeekWire and JoySauce

SPEAKERS FROM Breakout Session II

David Choi

Conrad Hilton Professor of Entrepreneurship Loyola Marymount University


Edward Han

Assistant United States Attorney U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California.

Samuel Hyun

Political Director Sonia Chang-Diaz’s Gubernatorial Campaign


Joseph Juhn

Producer and Director of JERONIMO and CHOSEN

Charles Jung

Nassiri & Jung LLP

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Chang Kim

Founder & CEO Tapas Media Inc. 


Christina M. Kim

Creator, Executive Producer
& Co-Showrunner of The
CW series, Kung Fu

Eric Kim

Senior Vice President of Current Programs
CBS Television

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Helen Lee-Kim

President International
Lionsgate Motion Picture Group


Nari Kye Approved Photo

Nari Kye

Creator, Director, and Host, Woori Show Inc.

Joann Lee (1)

Joann Lee

Special Counsel on Language Justice Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles


Ki Hong Lee


Maze Runner and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


Youngwon Lee

Co-Founder & CEO Dokkabier

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Theresa Kang-Lowe

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Blue Marble Pictures
and Blue Marble

Yanghee Paik

Founder & CEO Rael

Jerry Won

Founder & CEO Just Like Media

Lisa Yang

Lisa Yang

LimNexus LLP

Hanna Kim Yoon

Counsel, International Transactional and Governance Herbalife Nutrition


Closing Remarks

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The Honorable Dave Min

California State Senator (SD37)











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