November 2022

November 4, 2022

KYCC Housing Hosts Town Hall Meeting

On September 17, 2022, KYCC’s Housing Prevention & Outreach Program successfully launched its first Town Hall Meeting in Koreatown at KAFLA. 47 people were in attendance and 650 people joined through the YouTube livestreamRead more

KYCC’s First Korean Small Business Summit with CBB Bank

On October 1, KYCC Community Economic Development‘s Small Business Development Program (SBDP) hosted its first Korean language Small Business Summit. Planning for the summit began with CBB Bank in March of 2022. This Small Business Summit is the first of its kind from the SBDP. Read more

Environmental Services Plants Trees in Westlake for Hispanic Heritage Month

On October 8, KYCC joined City PlantsLA Sanitation, and Council District 13 to plant trees in Westlake in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month! The day brought together organizations and volunteers for a day of climate and community action, while also beautifying our neighborhood with new trees. Read more

Queer Korea: From War to K-Pop

On Wednesday October 19, 2022 Dr. Todd Henry guest lectured and presented his presentation ‘Queer Korea: From War to K-Pop’ at Los Angeles City College.

Today, K-pop is helping to visualize same-sex sexuality and gender variance in ways that are quickly changing how South Koreans and consumers across the world think about non-normative identities, unconventional relationships, and alternative ways of living. However, queerness, Dr. Todd Henry proposes, has a much longer history that dates to at least the Korean War, if not earlier.

Through an analysis of the mass media, popular films, literary works, and other understudied sources, Dr. Henry’s presentation will survey these buried pasts, exploring how a diverse variety of citizens on the peninsula and in the Korean diaspora navigated pressures to adhere to powerful social and cultural norms.

November is…

Veteran’s Day is November 11

Veterans Day, in the United States, is a national holiday on November 11 honoring veterans of the armed forces and those killed in the country’s wars. The observance originated in 1919 on the first anniversary of the 1918 armistice that ended World War I and was known as Armistice Day. It was commemorated in 1921 with the burial of an unknown soldier from World War I at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

November 11 became an official national holiday in the United States in 1938. In 1954, the name was changed to Veterans Day to honor those who had served in all U.S. wars. Ceremonies are held each year at the Tomb of the Unknowns, and floral tributes are placed on the graves of service men and women and at memorials throughout the country. Naturalization ceremonies have come to be an important part of the day’s activities.

November 16 is National Fast Food Day

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November is National Diabetes Month

If you suspect you have these symptoms, please schedule an appointment with your health provider.

11-26-22 Day of the Covenant (Baha’i)

11-28-22 Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha (Baha’i)

This special Baha’i Holy Day recognizes and celebrates the appointment of Abdu’l-Baha as the Center of  Baha’u’llah’s Covenant, that unbroken, unified line of guidance which safeguards the Baha’i Faith from division and disunity.

So Baha’is celebrate the unity of their Faith—and the essential unity of all Faiths—on the Day of the Covenant. They also recognize, on this special day, the wider covenant that exists between God and humanity, which expresses itself in the singular purpose, common principles, and prophetic connections that link every Faith.

Baha’is believe that this Covenant will help humanity build a unified global society—please join us today as we recognize and celebrate the healing power of unity.

The Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Baha´, like the Day of the Covenant (November 26), is a Baha´’ı´ holy day honoring ‘Abdu’l-Baha´ (1844–1921), who succeeded Baha´’u’lla´h (1819–1892), prophet-founder of the Baha´’ı´ Faith, and led the Baha´’ı´ community from 1892 to 1921. ‘Abdu’l-Baha´ fulfilled a triple role, in that he was not only Baha´’u’lla´h’s designated successor, but was authorized by Baha´’u’lla´h as the inerrant interpreter of the latter’s teachings and was also regarded as the paragon, or perfect exemplar, of Baha´’ı´ ethics, virtues, and wisdom.

DEI Corner: Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Day

What does Thanksgiving mean to you? For many, it’s a time to connect with loved ones, eat good food, and celebrate what we’re thankful for. Most school systems in the United States teach students that Thanksgiving “commemorates the peaceful, friendly meeting of English settlers and the Wampanoag tribe for three days of feasting and thanksgiving in 1621” (nativehope.org). However, through the Native perspective, Thanksgiving Day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of their people, the theft of their lands, and the relentless assault on their cultures (readtheplaque.com). 

The grand narrative of Thanksgiving is largely critiqued for having inaccuracies and leaving out such details as colonists stealing food from the Wampanoag, robbing graves and homes, and spreading diseases that devastated Native American communities (rethinkingschools.org). Furthermore, through the Native lens, land is a perceiving, feeling life form that cannot be owned (grandcanyontrust.org), but white settlers pressed hard to acquire Indian land through “sales” driven by debt, threat, alliance politics, and violence (newyorker.com). 

Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be one thing or another. You can cherish memories communing with loved ones, honor the Native American virtue of giving thanks, dispel the dominant narrative of Thanksgiving, and mourn the Indigenous lives lost in the face of colonialism. 

Here are some ways you can embrace the Indigenous perspective during Thanksgiving:

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Birthdays

  • November 2 – Jenni Kuida
  • November 2 – Torin Yee
  • November 5 – Luis Cruz
  • November 7 – Ernesto Navarro
  • November 10 – Audrey Casillas
  • November 11 – Luis Choi
  • November 14 – Charisee Williams
  • November 14 – Jin Rhee
  • November 18 – Cristina Velazquez
  • November 20 – Wayne Sugita
  • November 21 – Hanna Yi
  • November 22 – Jacob Cervera
  • November 22 – Johng Ho Song
  • November 23 – Gennesis Jerez
  • November 24 – Bitna Lee
  • November 28 – Jessica Gonzalez
  • December 5 – Nicholas Creason
  • December 6 – Evelyn Balderas
  • December 8 – Melanie To
  • December 9 – Baek Park Soo
  • December 13 – Sagar Patel
  • December 14 – Sarah Chang
  • December 15 – Angelic Perez
  • December 17 – Alejandra Valdez
  • December 19 – Lisa Kim
  • December 20 – Ronald Malone
  • December 22 – Ace Anaya
  • December 22 – Arthur Cho
  • December 28 – Vincent Gordon
  • December 30 – Jonathan Diaz

Work Anniversaries

  • November 1 – 1 year – Vincent Gordon
  • November 2 – 7 years – Isabel Hernandez
  • November 9 – 2 years – Alexa Kim
  • November 12 – 2 years – Hye Won Baek
  • November 15 – 1 year – Celia Longlax
  • November 15 – 1 year – Dean Aviles
  • November 15 – 1 year – Vanessa Sarmiento
  • November 15 – 2 years – Javier Osorio
  • November 16 – 1 year – Geraldin Alvara
  • November 16 – 23 years – Miguel Lopez
  • November 21 – 5 years – Jin Rhee
  • November 28 – 4 years – Hanna Kim
  • November 26 – 4 years – Melanie To
  • November 30 – 13 years – Yun Pak
  • December 10 – 9 years – Sung Lee
  • December 11 – 5 years – Jazmin Garcia
  • December 16 – 3 years – Aragas Mandani
  • December 16 – 9 years – Grace Park
  • December 17 – 1 year – Williams Jerome

Did you know…

Spring cleaning doesn’t have to wait until spring?

In preparation for tax season, we’ve hired a company to come shred our old documents.

If you have anything you’d like to include, please drop it off in bankers boxes to the KOA #300 conference room on November 17th.

Now you know!

Dawani’s Law

“The number of people who say that Moore’s Law can’t continue doubles every 24 months.”

Even if you don’t understand this at first, it’s worth a second to understand it.

Moore’s Law, now nearly sixty years old, describes a simple engineering fact that has changed the life of everyone on the planet:

The number of transistors that can be put on a chip doubles every two years.

This doesn’t sound like much, but if you double even a number as small as 2 thirty times, it increases to more than a billion. 

And ever since he described the law, experts have been pointing out that it won’t continue, it can’t continue and we’ve exhausted any chance for more progress.

Like most things, it probably won’t go on forever. But that doesn’t mean it’s done.

Perhaps our job is to create the conditions for things to get better, not to predict that they won’t.

–          Seth’s Blog