EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Hyepin Im and Shinese Harlins-Kilgore join “Your Morning” to talk about bridging relationships between the Black and Korean communities 30 years after the Los Angeles uprisings.

After the civil unrest broke out in 1992, LA communities were left in despair by not just the injustice, failure of government and failed law enforcement, but also by the destruction in the neighborhoods they called home.

Im is the president and founder of Faith and Community Empowerment, publicly known as “FACE.” 

FACE is a non-profit organization that focuses on helping uplift Asian Americans through community participation.

Shinese Harlins-Kilgore is a representative for the Latasha Harlins Foundation and also the cousin of Latasha Harlins.

Portrait of Latasha Harlins (Courtesy: CNN)

Latasha Harlins was a fifteen-year-old African American girl who was shot and killed during the civil unrest by a Korean-American store owner in 1991.

Both Harlins-Kilgore and Im discuss how their communities are reflecting on the events that unfolded and how they continue to move forward to heal.

FACE LA is hosting a healing event on Friday, April 29, as part of its Saigu campaign that will hold a commemorative service.

The Harlins family will be in attendance.

For more information or to register for the event, click here.