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May 2018 Newsletter
Journey to Justice: Ctizenship For All teaser video!
You can watch the video by clicking here or on the image above!
NAKASEC & Affiliate's young people will not stay quiet in the face of family separations and the Trump Administration's zero toerlance policy. We believe not just in tolerance, but also in openness, acceptance, and love! 

These constant attacks on our community are one of the reasons why our youth are hitting the road this summer. When our administration goes to the lowest of lows, we go high and bike for a brighter, safer future.

Check out our Journey to Justice Bike Tour teaser video feauturing Korean Resource Center's Immigrant Rights Youth Organizer, Alice Lee! In it, she gives a run-down of the journey our young people will be embarking this summer for citizenship for all!

Spread the word about our Journey to Justice by sharing this video! Don't forget to use our hashtags #Journey2Justice and #Citizenship4All.
(Upcoming) Meet our Dream Riders on social media!
Young Woon Han, Community Organizer with HANA Center and 1 of 10 core Dream Riders
Esther Jeon, Immigrant Rights Fellow with NAKASEC and 1 of 10 core Dream Riders
On this Journey to Justice, we'll have 10 core riders, aptly named the "Dream Riders," who will be biking with us for all 37 days! Read more about them here.

To have you all get to know our Dream Riders better, we will be interviewing each of them and learning about their immigration story, why they are participating, and what this journey to justice means to them.

We'll be releasing these interviews on our social media this week, so make sure you're plugged into our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
Support their dreams, sponsor a Dream Rider!
Birdie Park is a student from Harvard College and one of our 10 core Dream Riders. Read her story and donate to her Journey to Justice fundraiser!
While fueled by a strong passion for justice, our young people cannot complete this bike tour without your help!

Through your sponsorship, our riders will be able to secure meals, housing, bike materials, and other necessities for their Journey to Justice.

Please check out our rider's pages, read their individual stories, and contribute however much you can to their journey.

Our 1,700 mile bike tour is no small feat and every donation counts!
May Highlights
Our highlights were in full bloom for the month of May. From leadership training to actions, we have been in movement building mode. Read more below!
On May 30th, Virginia joined 32 states, along with Washington D.C., to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare). This expansion will enable an estimated 400,000 low-income residents, including an estimated 6,300 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, in Virginia to enroll into the Medicaid program and have the opportunity to seek affordable and quality healthcare. This was a hard-fought victory after years of organizing and advocacy from groups like NAKASEC VA!
On May 15, HANA Center participated in the third annual Asian American Action Day, Chicago's annual statewide legislative advocacy day in Illinois' capitol Springfield. We joined hundreds of other Asian American leaders on this day to fight against issues impacting Asian American, immigrant, and Illinois communities.
Through our partnership with FIRM (Fair Immigration Reform Movement), NAKASEC participated in FIRM's Midwest Organizing Training where we learned more about how to build a movement and met some unforgettable community organizers from all over the Midwest!
Earlier this May, Los Angeles City Council called for plans to build a much needed homeless shelter in Koreatown. Despite strong backlash from the Koreatown community, the Korean Resource Center (KRC), our Southern California affiliate, was one of the few Korean community based organizations that fully supported the building of this shelter. We are so proud of KRC for standing firm in their beliefs and standing with the homeless community! You can learn more about the issue in this statement from KRC.
NAKASEC in the News
As always, the media had a keen interest in NAKASEC's stance on the various issues that came up during the month of May. Check out our media highlight!
In reaction to the negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea on potential reunification of the Korean Peninsula, NAKASEC leader Jung Woo Kim shared his personal thoughts. You can read them in the New York Times article here!
Before you go!
On June 30th, NAKASEC & Affiliates will be participating in the national day of action against family separation. We will be hosting local actions here in Southern California, Chicago, and D.C. Interested in getting involved? Email us at!
National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)
Organizing Korean and Asian Americans to achieve racial, economic, and social justice.

Affiliated with Korean Resource Center (Los Angeles & Orange County) and Hana Center (Chicago)

Contact Us
VA Office: 4304 Evergreen Lane, Suite 104, Annandale, VA 22003 | (T) 703.256.2208 | (F) 703.256.2558
HANA Center: 4300 N. California Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 | (T) 773.583.5501 | (F) 773.583.7009
KRC: 900 S Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019 | (T) 323.937.3703 | (F) 323.937.3526

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