June 2022

June 2, 2022

KYCC Hosts First Annual Unwind Your Mind Youth Summit

KYCC held it’s first Annual Unwind Your Mind Youth Summit on Friday, April 22, 2022 at Anderson Munger YMCA. The purpose of the Unwind Your Mind Youth Summit was to provide a space for youth to be in community with one another and learn about mental health and wellness, as well as participate in different self-care activities that they can implement in their daily lives. Read more

Juneteenth June 19

The links below give a brief history of Juneteenth.

Juneteenth: All your questions, answered

“As provided by National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council, Dr. Charles Taylor”


J — Juneteenth represents the joy of freedom–the chance for a new beginning.

U — Unless we expose the truth about the African-American slave experience, Americans won’t be truly free.

N — Never must we forget our ancestors’ endurance of one of the worst slave experiences in human history.

E — Every American has benefitted from the wealth blacks created through over 200 years of free labor and Juneteenth allows us to acknowledge that debt.

T — To encourage every former slave-holding state to follow Texas’ (and Oklahoma’s) example and make Juneteenth a state holiday.

E — Every day in America, blacks are reminded of the legacy of slavery. Juneteenth counters that by reminding us of the promise of deliverance. 

E — Even on the journey to discover who we are, Juneteenth allows us to reflect on where we’ve been, where we’re at and where we’re going as a people. 

— Never give up hope is the legacy our enslaved ancestors left. It was this legacy that produced black heroism in the Civil War and helped launch the modern civil rights era. It is this legacy we celebrate.

T — To proclaim for all the world to hear, that human rights must never again become subservient to property rights.

H — History books have only told a small part of the story; Juneteenth gives us a chance to set the record straight.

The 13th Amendment to the Constitution

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime where of the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Pride Month

Pride Month and the Rainbow Flag

DId you know that what is widely regarded as the first Pride Parade was actually a memorial march on the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan? The Stonewall Uprising was a night of civil unrest to protest police violence against LGBTQ individuals and queer-friendly spaces. June is National LGBTQ Pride Month to honor the Stonewall Uprising and its legacy. 

One major aspect of LGBTQ culture is the iconic rainbow flag. Most people have seen this symbol at Pride parades, in community businesses, in marketing campaigns, or even in our KYCC Pride Month Email Signatures (friendly reminder to update your signature!). The first Rainbow Flag was designed in 1978 by artist Gilbert Baker; he was urged by Harvey Milk, one of the first openly LGBTQ elected officials in the US, to create a unifying symbol for the queer community. The flag originally had eight stripes with their own colors and meanings as follows: hot pink for sex, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, turquoise for art, indigo for harmony, and violet for spirit. However, because of the costs of production, the flag was changed by removing the pink and turquoise stripes and changing the indigo stripe to basic blue. The LGBT community eventually rallied together to design and adopt flags for each of the unique identities that it encompasses. Check out some of the many flags that represent the diverse LGBTQ community!


About Pride Month – Library of Congress

How Did the Rainbow Flag Become a Symbol of LGBTQ Pride?

Koreatown News

Given the rise in hate crimes and the unfortunate incidents in Buffalo, New York and Dallas, Texas, we believe it’s important for our agency to share resources to combat incidents of hate. Please take a moment to visit LA vs Hate and LA for ALL to explore resources that are available in our city!

2022 California Primary Election

Friendly reminder to vote for the 2022 California Primary Election! This is your chance to cast your vote for change in our wonderful state! Return your vote-by-mail ballot with prepaid postage as long as your ballot is postmarked on or before Election Day and received by June 14, 2022or in-person to a secure ballot drop box, to your local voting location or your county elections office by 8:00 p.m. on June 7, 2022.

Learn more at https://registertovote.ca.gov/

Birthdays and KYCC Anniversaries


  • June 1 – Elly Kim
  • June 6 – Joseph St. John
  • June 6 – Nedette Cuerno
  • June 11 – Soo Lee
  • June 17 – Erica Suh
  • June 17 – Anabel Fierros
  • June 18 – Aaron Kim
  • June 22 – Ki Tae Rick Kim
  • June 22 – Yun Pak
  • June 27 – Evan Phoenix
  • July 2 – Gloria Figueroa
  • July 5 – Myung Kee Kim
  • July 7 – Miles Kim Parr
  • July 7 – Hyun Ju E Oh
  • July 7 – Jose F Olazabal-Brenes
  • July 9 – Kim Presilla
  • July 9 – Fernandon Lopez
  • July 11 – Hiroko Makiyama
  • July 12 – Jessica M Estrada
  • July 12 – Ethan H Gourlay
  • July 14 – Cristian A Diaz
  • July 15 – Jazmin Garcia
  • July 18 – Tommy Rendon
  • July 18 – Jose Pantoja
  • July 20 – Geraldin Lugo Alvara
  • July 25 – Sylvia J Giron
  • July 25 – Brandon Gix
  • July 29 – Lia Yeh

Work Anniversaries

  • June 1 – 1 year – Barbara Fleeman
  • June 1 – 1 year – Chivas Mays
  • June 1 – 1 year – Shania Betton
  • June 1 – 1 year – Christina Velasquez
  • June 4 – 4 years – Hiroko Makiyama
  • June 10 – 3 years – Julia Uribe
  • June 10 – 3 years – Sandra Aparicio
  • June 11 – 3 years – Eun Jun Lee
  • June 14 – 1 year – Natalia Magana
  • June 14 – 1 year – Jennifer Barrios
  • June 16 – 5 years – Elly Kim
  • June 16 – 8 years – Gennesis Jerez
  • June 18 – 1 year – Alejandra Valdez
  • June 19 – 3 years – Carolyn Kwak
  • June 20 – 6 years – Glesteree Blades
  • June 24 – 20 years – Rick Kim
  • June 26 – 4 years – Ronald Aquino
  • June 28 – 1 year – Eui Son Cho
  • June 29 – 1 year – Anthony Robert
  • July 1 – 37 years – John Ho Song
  • July 6 – 1 year – Angelix Perez
  • July 8 – 3 years – Moses Choi
  • July 8 – 1 year – Deonna Perry
  • July 9 – 4 years – Santos Guttierez
  • July 9 – 1 year – Maria D Mendez
  • July 13 – 2 years – Aimee C Newton
  • July 15 – 1 year – Giovanny Choque Ladino
  • July 20 – 2 years – Sagar P Patel
  • July 30 – 21 years – Anabel Fieros Torres

How change happens

Slowly then all at once

For people who aren’t paying attention or actively involved, it can seem like cultural change is sudden. One big shift after another.

In fact, cultural change always happens relatively slowly. Person by person, conversation by conversation. Expectations are established, roles are defined, systems are built.

From the foundation

The people in the news and at the podium get all the attention, but they’re a symptom, not usually a cause. Everyday people aren’t the bottom, they are the roots, the foundation, the source of culture itself. We are the culture, and we change it or are changed by it.

From peer to peer

Change happens horizontally. What do we expect from others? What do we talk about? Who do we emulate or follow or support? What becomes the regular kind?

People like us do things like this.

Day by day, week by week, year by year.

Going to the protest of the day, performing acts of slacktivism, hopping from urgency to emergency–this is how people who day trade in our culture are whipsawed. But the people who are consistently and actively changing the culture are not easily distracted. One more small action, one more conversation, one more standard established.

The internet would like us to focus on what happened five minutes ago. The culture understands that what happens in five years is what matters.

Focused, persistent community action is how systems change. And systems concretize and enforce cultural norms.

If you care, keep talking. Keep acting. Stay focused. And don’t get bored.

–          Seth’s blog

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