The Good Doctor's and Rep. Marilyn Strickland will attend LA Stories on May 1 for a Sa-I-Gu evening to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the civil war that rifled Los Angeles in 1992 and made headlines across the country.
The lineup, founded by the Korean American Leaders in Hollywood and sponsored by the Korean Consulate General in L.A. and 3Arts, will include comedians Paul PK Kim, Lizz Adams, Peter Kim, Dante Chang, Walter Hong, and Julie Kim. Tickets for the fundraising event, held at, can be, with proceeds going to the Korean Youth + Community Center as well as the KHEIR Clinic, which provides medical and support to the underserved in the neighborhood and throughout southern California.
Korean Americans have come to the conclusion that the 1992 revolt was called Sa-I-Gu, Korean for "4-2-9," which signifies the date of the acquittal of the officers who were caught on tape beating Rodney King almost to death. Agitation over a prolonged lack of justice boiled over into violence, with Koreatown serving as ground zero for much of the weeklong physical incident that left 63 people dead across the city, tens of thousands injured, and more than 2,000 Korean American small businesses destroyed.
"Sa-I-Gu was a tragic event in American history in which the Korean American experience was caught in the storm of political, cultural, and racial reckoning. "It exposed the fragility of the American dream, which forced so many of our parents to move here in search of a healthier life," said the head of KALH. "Our hope is that [our event] Sa-I-Gu can shine a light on the past and use storytelling and humor as a means of remembr