Activating new leadership in KQT communities
Welcoming KQTx National Network's Inaugural 2020 Steering Committee
On June 17, KQTx’s Steering Committee met for the first time: nine leaders from Atlanta, Chicago, DC, NYC, and Oakland began a six-month term to build the power of the KQTx national network.
This Steering Committee continues the work of the Interim Leadership which began in Oct 2019 and served for six months.
To learn more about our new leadership and our past leadership, please visit kqtcon.org/team
Resourcing the Movement for Black Lives
Over 26 million people in the United States alone have participated in demonstrations and uprisings since the beginning of June. We are amidst the largest movement in the history of the United States and witnessing the movement for Black lives spark powerful action in many other parts of the world, including South Korea.
KQTs from all over have been creating and sharing valuable resources to support one another in our movement building and solidarity work:
A Guide to Allyship: Why Black Lives Matter & Why "All Cops Are Bastards"
Free Books: Against Police Violence & Cherish x Abolish
Liberals, Guns & the Roots of the U.S. Prison Explosion, Naomi Murakawa & #BlackLivesMatter
BLM Translated: Asian & Pacific Islander diasporic languages
Do you have more resources you can share? Are you in need of support from other KQTs? Join us on the #kqts-for-black-lives channel on Slack as we continue to support one another.
“To know our roots is to know our power. A People united will not be divided.” - Isabel Kang, Korean Resource Center
We're looking forward to seeing folx at a number of KQT-led virtual events in July!
July 12 - Join KQTx National Network for an Interactive Workshop on LGTBQ+ Korean History
July 17 - Join Sam-Cha Chicago for a screening of Troublers (2015) Director Lee Young will join via Zoom and discuss the documentary afterward.
July 25 - Join KQTxNYC for a peer-led workshop on the topic of "정" (Jeong) and the relevance it holds in today's Movement Culture
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