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Healing old traumasSome organizers say the Korean community is still holding on to trauma from 1992.

They envisioned that the protest would be a place for people to discuss trauma stemming from the 1992 uprising and to get educated on how to move forward.

Learning from the 1992 uprising, the Ktown 4 Black Lives organizers wanted a space that would include all communities in Koreatown, including Latinos, who make up over half the neighborhood’s population.

Haewon Asfaw addresses the crowd at the Yellow and Brown Folks United for Black Lives protest in Los Angeles’ Koreatown neighborhood on June 6.

Haewon Asfaw shared her experience growing up half-Korean and half-Black in Los Angeles and called on both communities to resist efforts to pit them against each other.

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