From Rodney King to Trayvon Martin: The LA Riot 20 Years Later

Date: Friday, April 20th

Location: 66W 12th St, Room 510

Time: 5:30 to 6:15 PM – Screening of Documentaries on the 1992 LA

6:30 to 8:30 PM – Panel Discussion

Panelists: Robin J. Hayes (Professor of Management, Milano, The New School),

Peter Kwong (Professor of Asian American Studies, Hunter College),

Tamara Oyola-Santiago (MA, MPH Health Educator, The New School).

We invite you to an event to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the LA riot/uprising in 1992 that was sparked by the acquittal of police officers who beat an African American man, Rodney King. It is also considered to be one of the most traumatic political incidents for the Asian American community, particularly the Korean community. We will discuss the issues affecting communities of color including social inequalities, policing and criminalization of communities of color and immigrants, media representation, and racial dynamics in the past and the present.

This event is co-sponsored by Asian Student Society, Nuev@ Latin@, Students of the African Diaspora, and Students for Social Justice. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, feel free to contact asianstudentsociety@newschool.edu