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SAIGU Event Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the L.A. Uprisings – Saturday April 29, 2017 from 3 to 5pm

The Los Angeles Eco-Village grew out of the L.A. Uprisings of 1992.  In the Korean language, SAIGU means the date of the Uprisings or Riots which began on April 29 that year as a result of the Rodney King verdict which acquitted the LAPD officers of their brutal beating  of King.  There is an enormous amount of information, opinions, analysis about the verdict, the uprisings, the deaths and destruction that emerged from SAIGU, the L.A. Riots.  For the Los Angeles Eco-Village, it was the determining factor to retrofit our blighted, crime, gang and drug infested neighborhood into a healthier more sustainable community.  Go here to read my (Lois Arkin’s) personal account of those events 25 years ago.

IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY, our Urban Soil-Tierra Urbana Housing Co-op has formed a small chorus which will be singing with other groups at the event.  We are proud to be among the planning partners for this event.  Please come and join us:

WHEN:  Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 3 to 5pm

WHERE:  Oriental Mission Church, 424 N. Western Avenue, LA 90004

– Just show up at 3pm for the program
Volunteer for the event, starting at noon:
Contact Lois to get on the volunteer list: 213/738-1254 or
Upload your photo and comments on the “I Am the Face of LA” facebook page.  See who’s on it here.
Upload your photo and comments here:
Donate to KCCD (Korean Churches for Community Development), the event coordinating organization:

There will be lots of interesting speakers and music and dances from diverse groups.  Watch for Program details here:

This is a free and open event.


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