Emerging Leaders Summit
Thursday, May 21, 2020

( All times are listed in Eastern Daylight Time. Please account for any differences in time zones.)


3:00pm – 3:05pm | Opening Remarks

  • Presented by:
    • Abraham Kim, Executive Director, CKA
    • Eunice Song, Executive Director, KAC-LA

3:05pm – 3:55pm | Dealing with Present Day Uncertainty, Stress, and Aggression

The panel will explore how COVID19 has fundamentally changed our world and our community. We will explore major concerns and feelings felt by many, as well as how we can stay grounded and hopeful. What skills and experiences do we find helpful in moving forward? What can we do to tame anxiety and anger from societal aggression, such as anti-Asian American sentiment? Afterwards, there will be a 15 min Q&A session, moderated by Samuel Hyun.

  • Panel Discussion featuring:
    • Jeanie Chang, Founder, Your Change Provider, PLLC
    • Chil Kong, Artistic Director, Adventure Theater MTC
  • Moderated by Samuel Hyun, Executive Director, KACL

3:55pm – 4:00pm | Break: Engaging with the 2020 Census

4:00pm – 4:35pm | Being Courageous in the Face of Adversity 

Alpin Hong will be performing a beautifully striking piano piece, as well as delivering a speech on what it means to be courageous in today’s day and age, especially for our community. Afterwards, there will be a 10 min Q&A session, moderated by Esther Jung.

  • Performance & Chat with Alpin Hong, Internationally-Renowned Concert Pianist
  • Moderated by Esther Jung, Program Coordinator, KAC-LA

4:35pm – 5:20pm | Moving Forward Together

Connect with peers and mentors in small group discussions, featuring themes of identity and resilience. How do our past identities shape who we are? How do our past journeys with failure help build resilience? What can we do now to prepare ourselves in this unsettling new world? There will also be a 10 min recap session at the end to connect all of our individual group conversations.

  • Small Group Discussions with Monica Kang, Founder & CEO, InnovatorsBox

5:20pm – 5:25pm | Break: #IgniteNextGen Series Raffle

5:25pm – 6:00pm | Next Steps: Where Do We Go From Here?

UCLA Vice Chancellor Jerry Kang will be delivering a fireside chat to ignite passion in our next steps after today. What can we expect in the future? How can we prepare? How can our community mobilize? What can we do to ensure what is learned today will be carried forward?

  • Fireside Chat with Jerry Kang, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, UCLA
  • Moderated by Jeanie Chang, Founder,Your Change Provider, PLLC

6:00pm – 6:10pm | Closing Remarks

  • Presented by:
    • Abraham Kim, Executive Director, CKA
    • Eunice Song, Executive Director, KAC-LA

The Emerging Leaders Summit and IgniteNextGen Series are presented in partnership by the Council of Korean Americans and the Korean American Coalition – Los Angeles.