|Panelists at the Urban Issues Forum (L-R): Linda Jay, General Jeff, Charmine Jefferson, Rodney King, Hyepin Im, Connie Rice and Rev. Cecil Murray |
On May 25th 2012, KCCD Founder and CEO Hyepin Im joined a panel of community leaders at the Urban Issues Forum: "20 Years after the LA Riots".
The breakfast event was held at the California African American Museum in Exposition Park, and featured a host of select community activists, speakers and leaders, including:
- Rodney King
- Rev. Cecil "Chip" Murray, former pastor of the First A.M.E. Church in Los Angeles and current John R. Tansey Chair of Christian Ethics at USC
- Connie Rice, Civil rights attorney and co-founder and co-director of the Advancement Project,
- Charmaine Jefferson, Curator of the California African American Museum
- Linda Jay, community activist and author
- General Jeff, community activist
The panel was moderated by Dr. Anthony A. Samad, and featured discussions on a variety of topics, ranging from rebuilding community relations, to economic recovery for the South L.A. region, to transforming Los Angeles for future generations.
|Rodney King and Hyepin Im at the Urban Issues Forum. |
"I felt extremely privileged to join such a diverse group of speakers," said Hyepin Im, when asked to reflect on her experiences. "We all had unique experiences and viewpoints to bring to the table, and the Urban Issues Forum provided us with an exceptional venue to discuss, disseminate, and continue our dialogue on rebuilding Los Angeles."
|Dr. Anthony A. Samad and Hyepin Im at the Urban Issues Forum. |