October 2021

October 20, 2021

Join us for KYCC’s Virtual Concert!

Mark your calendars for our virtual benefit concert, Koreatown Stands: COVID-19 Recovery and Stop Asian Hate!

We will be hosting our annual benefit concert to celebrate KYCC and our community. We encourage all staff to tune in on November 18 at 6 p.m. PDT. The concert will be streamed on KYCC’s Youtube channel.

October is:

Mad Hatter Day 10-6-21

Inspired by “Alice In Wonderland’s Mad Hatter”, please wear your craziest hat and take a selfie.  

Indigenous People Day 10-10-21

Indigenous People’s Day is a holiday that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. It is celebrated across the United States on the second Monday in October.  It began as a counter-celebration held on the same day as the U.S. federal holiday of Columbus Day, which honors Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. Many reject celebrating him, saying that he represents “the violent history of the colonization in the Western Hemisphere”, and that Columbus Day is a sanitization or covering-up of Christopher Columbus’ actions such as enslaving Native Americans.  It was instituted in Berkeley, California, in 1992, to coincide with the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Columbus in the Americas on October 12, 1492. 

Bosses Day 10-15-21

Yes, it that time of the year again to acknowledge your boss.  Let them know how much you appreciate them.

Boss’s Day Cards can be picked up in HR.

The Great Shake Out 10-21-2021 at 10:21 am

For the 3rd year in a row, KYCC as an agency will participate in the annual Shake Out (Statewide Earthquake Drill).

We will participate via Zoom again.  Details to follow via email to all staff.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

What are the symptoms of breast cancer?

https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/basic_info/symptoms.htm

National Breast Cancer Foundation- Free Educational Guides

https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/educational-guides/

Every Woman Counts

https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/Cancer/ewc/Pages/default.aspx

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Facts and Figures

 ​On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.

·         1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.

·         1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

·         1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.

·         On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.

·         In domestic violence homicides, women are six times more likely to be killed when there is a gun in the house.

·         Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.

·         Women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner.

National Vegetarian Month

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month so I thought it would be an ideal time to explore the different types of vegetarian diets, their benefits and how meatless meals can be incorporated into your regular meal schedule.

Many folks think going vegetarian is simply omitting meat from your meals.  Actually, it’s not that simple as there are different levels of vegetarianism.  All vegetarians eat fruit, vegetables, grains, dried beans and peas, nuts and seeds.  What further distinguishes them is the absence of other animal products.

o    Lacto-ovo-vegetarian: This diet includes dairy products (milk, yogurt, cheese, etc.) and eggs in it.

o    Lacto-vegetarian: This diet includes dairy products, but no eggs in it.

o    Ovo-vegetarian: This diet includes eggs, but no dairy products in it.

o    Pesci-vegetarian: This diet includes fish.

o    Semi-vegetarian: This diet includes both fish and poultry.

o    Vegan: This is the most restrictive diet and only includes food from plant sources.  No eggs, dairy products or honey are allowed.

While you may view a vegetarian diet as more restrictive than what you’re used to, there are many benefits that these diets can provide. 

The key is ensuring that you adhere to a well planned diet that incorporates a variety of fruit, vegetables and grains that will provide a variety of valuable nutrients your body needs.

Birthdays and KYCC Anniversaries

Birthdays

  • October 1 – Erica Aldana
  • October 1 – Gina Ahn
  • October 8 – Alberto Soria
  • October 9 – Chinyoung Farrey
  • October 13 – Connie Rodriguez
  • October 14 – Hanna Kim
  • October 22 – Kai Keevil
  • October 24 – Sarah Jho
  • September 3 – Grace Park
  • September 3 – Karin Wolfe
  • September 6 – Greg Peralta
  • September 6 – Natalia Magana
  • September 8 – Preston Bryant
  • September 11 – Bryan Zaragoza
  • September 11 – Christine Nguyen
  • September 15 – Nayon Kang
  • September 15 – Porfirio Marin
  • September 16 – Karen Salas
  • September 18 – Jerry Levinson
  • September 22 – Maria Mendez
  • September 23 – Francesca LeRue
  • September 23 – Jennifer Barrios

Work Anniversaries

  • October 1 – 2 years – Mi Joung Park
  • October 3 – 5 years – Rudy Fortiz
  • October 4 – 17 years – Ernie Yoshikawa
  • October 14 – 2 years – Marcella Lively
  • October 14 – 17 years – Tommy Rendon
  • October 17 – 16 years – Luz Favela
  • October 18 – 15 years – Audrey Casillas
  • October 21 – 2 years – Ellie Kim
  • October 21 – 2 years – Seungmin Jackson
  • October 28 – 2 years – Upasana Pandey
  • October 29 – 14 years – Nayon Kang
  • September 1 – 6 years – Andy Kim
  • September 3 – 2 years – Kimberly Lucas
  • September 8 – 1 year – Kathleen Hobkirk
  • September 8 – 7 years – Nedette Cuerno
  • September 11 – 2 years – Margarita Munoz
  • September 13 – 5 years – Jovan Rodriguez
  • September 17 – 3 years – Ana Carlin
  • September 19 – 5 years – Albert Rodriguez
  • September 25 – 4 years – Valerie Mireles
  • September 28 – 31 years – Seung Yoon