Are Asian Americans Getting Excluded from Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion? [Virtual Event 2/16]

CKA Panel Debates How Korean Americans Fit Into a Growing Wave of DEI Initiatives in America

Why should Korean Americans care about diversity, equity, and inclusion? American corporations and educational institutions are putting DEI center stage but many Asian Americans feel that they are getting left behind other minority groups.

Please join Jerry KangHyepin ImDon H. Liu, and Charlotte Koh this Tuesday (2/16) for an in-depth discussion about how Asian Americans fit into the DEI conversation.

CKA (Council of Korean Americans) member Hogene Choi will be moderating a panel of leaders spanning a wide range of Korean American experts in academia, faith, corporate, law, media, and entertainment.

The Panel:

Jerry Kang

Founding Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UCLA

Jerry Kang is Distinguished Professor of Law, Distinguished Professor of Asian American Studies, and the inaugural Korea Times – Hankook Ilbo Endowed Chair in Korean American Studies and Law. Professor Kang’s teaching and research interests include civil procedure, race, and communications. On race, he has focused on the nexus between implicit bias and the law, with the goal of advancing a “behavioral realism” in legal analysis. He regularly collaborates with leading social psychologists on scholarly, educational, and advocacy projects. He also lectures to lawyers, judges, government, and corporations about implicit bias and how to counter them.

Hyepin Im

President & CEO, Faith and Community Empowerment

Hyepin Im is the President and Founder of Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE), a national nonprofit involved in empowering churches and nonprofits to leverage their resources by building capacity, leadership, and partnerships in economic development and serving as a bridge between the Korean/Asian American community and the greater community at large. She previously served as the U.S. Presidential Appointee on the Board of Corporation for AmeriCorps as well as numerous other councils, including the U.S. Army Advisory Board. She has presented at conferences at the the White House, U.S. Department of Labro, Christian Community Development Association, and Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco.

Don H. Liu

Executive VP and Chief Legal & Risk Officer, Target Corporation

Don H. Liu is Executive Vice President and Chief Legal & Risk Officer for Target Corporation. He also serves as Target’s chief compliance officer and corporate secretary. Prior to joining Target, he was Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Xerox Corporation. Don currently serves on the boards of CaringBridge and Haverford College. He is also a member of the American Law Institute and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. He formerly sat on the Comcast Asian American Diversity Advisory Council and the boards of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, where he served as chairman for two years, and MoreBank, an ethnic community bank he helped found.

Charlotte Koh

Producer & Media Executive

Charlotte Koh is a media executive and producer, and the founder of Hulu Originals. She has produced Emmy-nominated scripted and unscripted television, Oscar-nominated feature films, digital/social video, and audio storytelling at companies such as Hello Sunshine, Marvel, GoPro, HuffPost, and Searchlight. Other projects include: Shine On with Reese (Netflix), Get Organized with The Home Edit (Netflix), The Awesomes (Hulu), East Los High (Hulu), The Last King of Scotland (Searchlight), and Notes on a Scandal (Searchlight). She is an adjunct professor at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Peter Stark Producing Program, from which she earned an MFA. She holds a BA from Stanford University.

Korean American Leadership in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Tuesday, February 16, 4:00 PM Pacific / 7:00 PM Eastern 

This event will consist of 1.5 hours of panel discussion followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.

About CKA

The Council of Korean Americans (CKA) is a national nonprofit organization. Our mission is to advance the national voice, interest, and influence of the Korean American community through education, collaboration, and leadership development.

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